Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sun, Fever prepare for showdown

Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game between the Sun and the Indiana Fever. No surprises on either side, but watch out for Tamika Whitmore coming off the bench for the Fever. The former starter was moved to a reserve role in recent games, and with Tamika Catchings sidelined with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in her left foot, she has helped provide a major boost. Tan White, starting at the off-guard position, has scored 20 or more in her last two games, both as a starter.

Connecticut Sun (12-15):
Forward – Nykehsa Sales
Forward – Asjha Jones
Center – Margo Dydek
Guard – Katie Douglas
Guard – Lindsay Whalen

Indiana Fever (17-10):
Forward – Anna DeForge
Forward – Ebony Hoffman
Center – Tammy Sutton-Brown
Guard – Tan White
Guard – Tully Bevilaqua

Note: The Sun can move within a game of the second-place Fever with a win tonight. Essentially, if the two teams hold course the rest of the season, they’ll meet in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the No. 2 and 3 seeds, making this match-up (and their last on Aug. 15 in Indiana) a battle for home-court advantage in the best 2-of-3 series.

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