Fever host Mystics Thursday in Game 1 of East semifinals

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The Fever's playoff schedule was released Sunday night.

Indiana's first game is slated for Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the No. 3 seed Washington Mystics at 7:00. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

The postseason appearance makes for a WNBA record-tying 10th consecutive season to make it to the playoffs, and 11th in the franchise's 15 year history.

"It sends a message that we are committed to excellence," said Head Coach Lin Dunn. "We just don't want to have a team, we want to have a team that is playing for a championship. You look at our core values - winning championships and giving back to the community - we take seriously, and I think that's who we are. That's why it's so important to keep doing what we have always done."

This will be Dunn's final year coaching. In honor of the newly-inducted Hall-of-Famer, the team hopes to reach the conference finals for the seventh time in 10 season. Dunn is already the first WNBA coach ever to reach the playoffs in seven straight seasons. She has been on the Fever bench for each of the team's 10 straight playoff seasons, as assistant coach from 2005-07 and head coach ever since 2008.

The last time Indiana was a No. 2 seed, the Fever won the WNBA championship.

Below is the full schedule for the Indiana - Washington series:

GAME
DATE
LOCATION
TIME
TELEVISION
Game 1
Thursday, August 21
Indiana
7:00 PM
ESPN2
Game 2
Saturday, August 23
Washington
5:00 PM
ESPN2
Game 3 (if needed)
Monday, August 25
Indiana
TBD
NBA TV

Playoff tickets are on sale at FeverBasketball.com, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.