Indiana Fever lose 15th game with road loss to Phoenix Mercury

Indiana's Kelsey Mitchell dribbles up the court as the Indiana Fever host the Chicago Sky in a preseason game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on April 30, 2022.

The Indiana Fever were closing in on the Phoenix Mercury with just over four minutes to play Monday night. A 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Kelsey Mitchell cut the Mercury’s lead to five points.

But the Fever committed multiple fouls in the ensuing minute, allowing the Mercury to build up their lead from the free-throw line. Sophie Cunningham sealed the game for Phoenix with her fourth 3-pointer of the game, handing Indiana an 83-71 loss.

“I thought they ramped up the defensive end (in the fourth quarter) and I thought we kind of got stagnant and let the ball stick a little too much,” interim coach Carlos Knox said. “Ball movement is something that we kind of struggle with throughout our losses. We’re consistently trying to work on that every single day, but that was something huge for us.”

Leave a Comment