The Silver Stars are on the road as they visit the defending champion the Indiana Fever for the second and final time this season. The Silver Stars are coming off a win against the Mercury while the Fever are coming off from a loss at Seattle. The Silver Stars only have 10 games left to play in the regular season and this is the last time they will face an Eastern Conference opponent until Sept 15 which is the end of the regular season against Atlanta at home. The Western Conference playoff race is tightening up and it looks more and more like Seattle will be the final Western Conference team to qualify. However, it is still early and the Silver Stars still control their destiny as they play Seattle two more times and Tulsa 3 more times this season. The Silver Stars are 3-9 on the road while the Fever are 6-7 at home. The Fever currently lead the series 1-0.
Probable Starting Lineup for the Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
SF – Shenise Johnson
F/C – Danielle Adams
C – Jayne Appel
Probable Starting Lineup for the Indiana Fever
PG – Briann January
G- Shavonte Zellous or Erin Phillips
SF – Tamika Catchings
G/F – Karima Christmas
C – Erlana Larkins
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Defend – The Indiana Fever are known for their defense and the Fever will be itching to play well after three straight road losses. Catchings is a well known defender as is Briann January and Erin Phillips. The Silver Stars must be ready for it and both Danielles will need to be on top of their game for the Stars to steal a road game.
2. Balanced scoring attack – Like last game, the Silver Stars need 4 double figure scorers and they need the bench to play well. The more balanced the Stars are the harder it will be for the Fever to stop them.
3. Get to the FT line – The Fever will make life difficult on the perimeter so the Stars must drive and attack. The Fever are limited in the paint due to injuries so the Stars have an advantage there. They shouldn’t settle for jumpers and look to drive more than they usually do.
The game will be on LiveAccess at 6 pm local time, 7 pm EST and 4 pm PST.