21 Facts About Indiana Fever


Indiana Fever is an American professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association .

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Some players who have helped define the history of the Indiana Fever include the American players Tamika Catchings, Katie Douglas, and Tully Bevilaqua from Australia.

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On October 21,2012, the Indiana Fever won the WNBA Championship with a win over the Minnesota Lynx.

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Indiana Fever team began in 2000, when the state was granted an expansion franchise to coincide with the opening of Gainbridge Fieldhouse .

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Indiana Fever drafted University of Tennessee star Tamika Catchings in the 2001 WNBA Draft.

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The Indiana Fever went into the year with high expectations of a playoff berth, but Catchings tore her ACL during a college game and missed the entire WNBA season.

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On May 29,2003, the Indiana Fever registered their first sellout of 18,345 and defeated the Washington Mystics on national television.

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Later that offseason the Indiana Fever made another All-Star addition by signing free agent Tamika Whitmore from the Los Angeles Sparks.

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In game 3, the Indiana Fever would find themselves down by 22 points late halfway through the 3rd quarter.

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The Indiana Fever would grab an early lead in the series, winning Game 1 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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On October 26,2007, the Indiana Fever announced that they declined the option for head coach Brian Winters, ending his four-year tenure in charge.

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In one of the biggest trades in WNBA history, the Fever traded Tamika Whitmore and their first-round pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft for Indianapolis native, Katie Douglas on February 19,2008.

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Indiana Fever were part of the Liberty Outdoor Classic, which was the first regular-season professional basketball game played outdoors.

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The Indiana Fever then lost in 5 games to the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA Finals.

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The Indiana Fever competed for another title in 2015, reaching the finals for the third time in franchise history, but fell short losing to the Minnesota Lynx in five games.

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In 2016, the Indiana Fever made it to the playoffs for the 12th consecutive time .

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However, the Indiana Fever were upset in the first round elimination game against the Phoenix Mercury after the league's new playoff format was in effect.

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In February 2017, the Indiana Fever traded for five-time all-star Candice Dupree along with the Mercury's 2017 first-round pick in a three-team deal that sent Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne to the Mercury and the Connecticut Sun receiving the 8th overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft along with Lynetta Kizer from the Indiana Fever.

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On November 27,2019, Marianne Stanley was introduced as the head coach of the Indiana Fever, making her the seventh coach in the franchise's 20-year WNBA history.

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Broadcasters for the Indiana Fever games are Pat Boylan, Debbie Antonelli, and Tully Bevilaqua.

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Furthermore, some Indiana Fever games are broadcast nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

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