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Game Preview: Fever Look to Rebound at Liberty on Saturday Afternoon

May 18, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Indiana Fever News Release

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - The New York Liberty (2-0) welcome the Indiana Fever (0-2) to Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon for the closing trip of the early-season home-and-home series tipping off at 1 p.m. ET on ABC. This will be the third of four consecutive games on national TV for the Fever to begin the regular season.

In front of a sellout Gainbridge Fieldhouse crowd on Thursday, the Fever dropped the regular season home-opener, 102-66, to the Liberty with forward Breanna Stewart leading the way with 31 points.

Fever center and last year's WNBA Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston led Indiana in scoring with 12 points and forward Katie Lou Sameulson followed behind with 10 points. Samuelson scored eight of her 10 points in the first quarter alone and shot 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc to open the game. Boston and Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark each grabbed seven rebounds, with Clark contributing a team-high seven assists.

Coupled by her 31 points, Stewart tied with Liberty forward Jonquel Jones for 10 rebounds. Liberty guards Sabrina Ionescu and Betnijah Laney-Hamilton posted 14 and 12 points respectively. Ionescu also pulled down seven rebounds and three assists to end her night.

In the end, the Liberty outscored the Fever in paint points by more than 20. New York tallied a near-perfect night from behind the free throw line at 22-of-23 to secure the victory.

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