Peaking at the right time. The Indiana Fever host the New York Liberty in tonight’s WNBA schedule. The Fever have been playing with offensive juggernaut in the past few games that they put themselves in a position in the playoffs while the Liberty are struggling to play their best.
The Fever (7-8) won six of seven games after the disastrous start that almost kicked them out of of contention. In the previous game of Indiana, they defeated Washington to a 65-52 score in which the overpowered their opponents in rebounding with 38-29. Also, the game against Washington was on the road and Indiana showed poise despite of playing in a wild environment.
Forward Tamika Catchings believes that defense was the key in their latest surge to at least go into the playoffs and to have a chance to defend the title. Of course, it’s not hard to forget that Indiana defeated New York in July 13 in a commanding 74-53 score. However, the previous game of the two teams, New York beat Indiana 75-68 in Overtime.
New York on the other hand has the tendency to lose games. Liberty won one of seven that pushed them out of the playoff picture for a moment. As of the moment, New York is now fifth in the Eastern Conference with 1 1/2 games behind the Fever and the Mystics. This is the reason why this game is important for both teams especially New York for they will totally out of the picture if they were to be beaten.
New York coach Bill Laimbeer has to do the right things in instigating the players to extensively exert effort just to keep the team competitive to overwhelm the Fever. Also, Cappie Pondexter has to play with offensive mind that she takes only the high percentage shots.
Indiana coach Lin Dun understands that the team is in a better situation now because they have adjusted well to the roster. Laysia Clarendon will have to continue playing offensively for the Fever to win this game.
Liberty’s defense will have to be effective in order to defeat the Fever. It is important for the Liberty to start the game early with offensive attacks. However, they also have to control the boards so that they will have the command of this game.
New York Liberty vs Indiana Fever start time is at 7:00 PM ET. Looking for the Liberty vs Fever tv channel schedule? Will Indiana’s streak continue? This is televised on ESPN2. New York Liberty vs Indiana fever scores and highlights will be available here after the game.
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