Fever hit record 15 3's in blowout win over Sun
The Indiana Fever hit a franchise-record 15 three-pointers in a 95-61 blowout win over the Connecticut Sun Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Fever jumped out quickly and never looked back, beating the Sun for the first time this season in three tries. 95 points marked a season-high for the Fever. The 34-point loss was the worst in Sun franchise history.
"I was very pleased with our team tonight," said Fever head coach Lin Dunn. "We set the tone early. I was disappointed we let the game get away the other night. Our bench did a good job. It was a well-played first half. We did things we had talked about. Our defense set the tone for us."
The Fever lost to Sun in overtime in Connecticut Tuesday.
"They looked like a team excited to play us after the game in Connecticut," said Sun coach Mike Thibault. "They competed better than us right from the get go. Obviously shot lights out, 15 threes. I just wish we could have played better."
The Fever hit nine three-pointers in the first half, also a Fever record, and led by 27 points at intermission. Briann January made four three's and scored a team-high 20 points for Indiana.
"We started it from the tip off," said January. "We picked up our defense, went back to basics and got back into the flow. We made it a point to get to the rim and attack them, make them play defense. We were more aggressive going to the basket instead of settling for jump shots."
"Our energy was not good at Connecticut," said Katie Douglas, who scored a pair of 3's to become just the 5th player in WNBA history to make 600 career three-pointers. "(Tonight) our foot was full throttle on the gas from the start. That's the way we need to come out and play every night and set the tone. The game tonight was more about us, not our opponent. Coming out and playing hard with a lot of energy and focus."
The Fever (6-4) had lost four of their last five games. Indiana plays at Tulsa Saturday at 8:00 p.m.