Those top four who are missing average about eight seasons of WNBA experience apiece. Saturday’s starters average about three years.
The schedule isn’t kind to the Fever, either, as the team travels to Atlanta on Tuesday to open a stretch of three games in six days. Fortunately two of those games are at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (June 28 against Tulsa and June 30 vs. Seattle).
These are trying times indeed for Fever fans. It seems they got very little chance to celebrate last year’s title before giving way to one medical emergency after another to open this season. There may still be some teams Indiana can beat in the interim. They need to beat some of them soon.
“We’ve just got to keep battling,” said Dunn. “We are down to the bare bones. We just need everyone to hit one more shot.”
They came close against Chicago, a team that went into the game with a 4-3 record. But wins will be at a premium for a while, and Indiana will just have to hold on and mark dates off the calendar.