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Monday, December 05, 2022

Indiana takes on Connecticut, seeks to stop 6-game streak

Connecticut Sun (14-8, 8-5 Eastern Conference) at Indiana Fever (5-19, 2-12 Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 12 p.m. EDT

THE BOTTOM LINE: Indiana looks to halt its six-game slide when the Fever play Connecticut.

The Fever’s record in Eastern Conference games is 2-12. Indiana ranks fifth in the WNBA with 34.9% shooting from deep, led by Destanni Henderson with 44.4% shooting from 3 points.

The Sun’s record in Eastern Conference play is 8-5. Connecticut ranks fourth in the WNBA with 9.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Jonquel Jones with a 2.5 average.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Sun won 88-69 in the last meeting on June 8.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 19 points and four assists for the Fever. NaLyssa Smith is averaging 13.6 points in the last 10 games for Indiana.

DeWanna Bonner is averaging 1.5 3-pointers per game for the Sun, scoring 13.4 points while shooting 33.0% from beyond the arc. Jones is averaging 13.5 points and 9.7 rebounds in the last 10 games for Connecticut.

LAST 10 GAMES: Fever: 2-8, averaging 76.7 points, 33.4 rebounds, 17.5 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per game with 41.2% shooting from the field. Their opponents have averaged 89.4 points per game.

Sol: 5-5, averaging 79.4 points, 36.4 rebounds, 20.2 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.6 blocks per game with 44.5% shooting from the field. His opponents have averaged 77.3 points.

INJURIES: Fever: None listed.

Sun: Jasmine Thomas: Off-Season (Knee).

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