To the victor goes the spoils, and the Indiana Fever have certainly earned it.
By virtue of the best record in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference, the Ladies of Summer will enjoy home court advantage throughout the entire Conference Semi Finals and Finals. While they are still in a fight with Phoenix for the overall best league record, the friendly confines of Conseco Fieldhouse may still provide a home court advantage for the entire playoff picture. Indeed quite a boost for what appears to be their best shot at a WNBA Championship in the history of this franchise.
Barring any changes in the present standings and with the current two out of three format utilized, the Fever will look to begin the quest for a title on Sept. 16 or 17 at Atlanta with games two and three (if needed) being at Conseco during the period of Sept. 18 through 21. While nothing is certain in the world of sports, should the Fever advance to the Conference finals, they would play a road contest on Sept. 23 and host games two and three (if needed) at Conseco on Sept. 25 and 26. Playoff tickets are still available at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office which can be reached at (317) 917- 2727 or online at Ticketmaster.com
Notes: The first playoff game is an unbelievable bargain for fans. For just $15 you receive a game ticket, hot dog, chips, soda, and a T-shirt. A minimum of four seats are required.
That is without question the greatest bargain in sports today.
Fever Media Relations Director Kevin Messenger continues to provide all the statistics you could ever dream of to the media.
Recently, he pointed out that WNBA MVP candidate Katie Douglas is leading the WNBA in scoring since the All Star break. He also brought light to the fact that perennial All Pro Tamika Catchings is closing in on Sheryl Swoopes for second place in terms of all time steal leaders. Catchings has 620, just 12 behind Swoopes with 632. Look for Catchings to pass her soon and set her eyes on the all time mark of 682 held by Ticha Penicheiro.
The Fever conclude their regular season at Connecticut on Sunday, Sept. 13. The game can be heard on WIBC-FM (93.1) and starts at 3 p.m.
There are a number of Fever Playoff rallies planned in Indianapolis on Sept. 14. You can attend at the Kroger store at 71st and Binford Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There will also be a rally that day at the Children’s Museum from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and another at the IMAX Theater at 6:30 p,m. Fever players will be on hand along with the ever popular Fever mascot, Freddy Fever. Do not miss your opportunity to meet them and show your support.
Danny Bridges, who feels the WNBA Championship is indeed in reach for this talented group of ladies, can be reached at (317) 578-1780 or Bridgeshd@aol.com.