The Indiana Fever knocked off the New York Liberty, 66-51, to win the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the WNBA finals.
Indiana will face Western Conference champs Minnesota, in what has a 2012-like feel to it.
To say the Fever do very well under pressure is an understatement. Indiana spokesman Kevin Messenger said the team has faced elimination ten times in the past four years (since 2012). They are 8-2 in those games. Before tonight’s game, The Fever was the only team to have won four straight elimination games in the postseason (2012 again). Now they’ve done it twice.
Coach Stephanie White is the first rookie coach to lead her team into the finals.
Oct. 4: Fever at Lynx
Oct. 6: Fever at Lynx
Oct. 9: Lynx at Fever
Oct. 11: Lynx at Fever
Oct. 14: Fever at Lynx
Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer called the loss “disappointing, unfortunate.”
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