Indiana Fever can’t complete four quarters vs. Minnesota Lynx

INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a certain double-edged sword to having a roster as young as the Indiana Fever, who now have seven players aged 23 or younger after signing Rennia Davis on Friday morning. In the span of three quarters Friday against Minnesota, Indiana backed the kind of play that potentially provided a glimpse into the future with losses of composure, inconsistent shooting and underwhelming defense. The night served as a microcosm of that reality in an encouraging performance that ultimately fell flat in a 87-77 loss at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

An energetic bench unit led by Emily Engstler and significant minutes from Destanni Henderson led Indiana to one of their most complete halves of the season, pressing and forcing turnovers defensively, leaking out for fast breaks as much as possible against a Minnesota team on the second leg of a back-to-back. It all came crashing down in a matter of minutes in the third quarter.

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