The Indiana Fever lead 40-21 at the half and are outplaying the Sun in every way imaginable. The Sun’s 15 turnovers are a franchise-record for most in a half in a playoff game, and they’re having a tough time figuring out the Fever defense.
Indiana guard Tully Bevilaqua is essentially acting as a rover, double-teaming whenever she has an opportunity, especially when the ball is passed into the post from the wing. She’s also sagging inside the 3-point line when guarding the ball up top, forcing Sun guard Lindsay Whalen and others to settle for long-range shots. Connecticut shot 31 percent (9-of-29) in the half.
Anna DeForge, meanwhile, made 6-of-8 shots and leads all scorers with 15 points. She had 29 and 31 points, respectively, in her last two games against the Sun.
Also, I take back what I said about the Sun seeming loose before the game. They still looked that way but it obviously wasn’t a good sign.