NaLyssa Smith's dominance in the current season comes as no surprise, given her impressive performance back in March during the Athletes Unlimited season finale. The 50-point game she delivered served as a clear indication that she was ready to take her game to new heights this season. Smith's skill and determination were on full display on Sunday, as she led her team with a stellar double-double performance of 29 points and 12 rebounds, setting a new career high.
Indiana Fever and No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft Aliyah Boston was named the league's Rookie of the Month for May.
The announcement came on June 1. Boston's accolade makes her the second player in Indiana Fever history to receive the award (Natalie Achonwa, June 2015.)
ATLANTA (AP) — NaLyssa Smith scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever end a WNBA record-tying 20-game losing streak with a 90-87 win over the Atlanta Dream. The Fever had lost 20 in a row dating back to last season to tie the Tulsa Shock for the most consecutive losses all-time. Indiana lost its final 18 games last season before dropping its first two this year. After an Indiana miss, Alyssa Gray took the long rebound quickly downcourt and drove on Kelsey Mitchell. A foul was called but Fever coach Christie Sides challenged it. After a review, officials determined there wasn't enough contact to warrant a foul.