Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Indiana Fever Beat Tulsa Shock, 82 - 74

Tuesday night, my family and I got to see an exciting Indiana Fever game as they played host to the Tulsa Shock. And while the score may show an 8 point differential, this gap didn't happen until the last 60 seconds of the game. Until that point, the two teams were constantly trading leads, rarely if ever going up by more than 3 points at any one time.

Greenwood native Katie Douglas continued to please the crowd with an awesome offensive performance that no one else was able to manage, points-wise. She nailed 8 of 13 field goals, and 6 of 9 three-pointers. Percentage-wise, only Aussie standout Erin Phillips was able to touch her, sinking 4 of 4 from inside the 3-point line, giving her 100% on the night.

Still this ain't baseball. Percentages don't win games, points do. And besides, Katie is one of my favorites, so I'm giving her the game MVP. Also, Erin was born the year I graduated from high school, so shut up.

This year is going to be an awesome year for the Deckers clan, as we got half-season tickets from my new bestie, Julie Graue, VP of Basketball Operations. Not only will I be blogging about the different games this year, but my oldest daughter is writing about the games as well, at Sports By Maddie. If you get a chance, check it out.

Our next game is on Saturday, when the Fever face the Connecticut Storm and former Fever player Jessica Moore, who played for the Fever in 2009 and 2010.

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