2005 Indiana Fever season

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2005 Indiana Fever season
Head Coach Brian Winters
Arena Conseco Fieldhouse
Attendance 8,382 per game
Results
Record 21–13
(.618)
Place 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost Conference Finals (2-0) to Connecticut Sun
Indiana Fever seasons
< 2004 2006 >

The 2005 WNBA season was the 6th for the Indiana Fever. The Fever achieved their first playoff series victory, but their road to the WNBA Finals ended when the Connecticut Sun swept the Fever in the next round.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 2 Tan White (G)  United States Mississippi State
2 16 Yolanda Paige (G)  United States West Virginia
3 29 Ashley Earley (G/F)  United States Vanderbilt

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun x 26 8 .765 14–3 12–5 13–7
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 5.0 14–3 7–10 14–6
New York Liberty x 18 16 .529 8.0 10–7 8–9 9–11
Detroit Shock x 16 18 .471 10.0 12–5 4–13 11–9
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 10.0 10–7 6–11 9–11
Charlotte Sting o 6 28 .176 20.0 5–12 1–16 4–16

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 22 Charlotte 68-58 Win 1-0
May 24 Phoenix 83-76 Win 2-0
May 26 @ New York 67-59 Win 3-0
May 29 @ Houston 78-86 (2OT) Loss 3-1
June 1 Sacramento 61-60 Win 4-1
June 4 @ Seattle 77-83 Loss 4-2
June 7 @ Sacramento 51-65 Loss 4-3
June 10 New York 62-59 Win 5-3
June 15 Detroit 84-79 (OT) Win 6-3
June 16 @ Charlotte 60-57 Win 7-3
June 18 @ Washington 78-88 (2OT) Loss 7-4
June 24 Minnesota 57-55 Win 8-4
June 28 Los Angeles 58-61 Loss 8-5
July 7 Houston 63-65 Loss 8-6
July 13 Connecticut 64-53 Win 9-6
July 15 Detroit 62-57 Win 10-6
July 17 @ Detroit 59-58 Win 11-6
July 19 @ Minnesota 45-66 Loss 11-7
July 21 San Antonio 66-53 Win 12-7
July 23 @ Charlotte 63-46 Win 13-7
July 26 @ Connecticut 55-68 Loss 13-8
July 29 Washington 62-58 Win 14-8
July 31 @ New York 53-67 Loss 14-9
August 4 Seattle 78-68 Win 15-9
August 6 Connecticut 65-74 Loss 15-10
August 7 @ Washington 60-61 Loss 15-11
August 11 @ San Antonio 57-50 Win 16-11
August 13 @ Los Angeles 59-69 Loss 16-12
August 14 @ Phoenix 62-56 Win 17-12
August 18 Washington 67-57 Win 18-12
August 20 Charlotte 62-53 Win 19-12
August 23 @ Connecticut 69-63 Win 20-12
August 25 @ Detroit 40-55 Loss 20-13
August 27 New York 75-50 Win 21-13

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Eastern Conference Semifinals
1 August 30 @ New York 63-51 Win 1-0
2 September 1 New York 58-50 Win 2-0
Eastern Conference Finals
1 September 8 Connecticut 68-73 Loss 2-1
2 September 10 @ Connecticut 67-77 (OT) Loss 2-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tamika Catchings 34 264 143 90 16 501
Kelly Miller 34 86 81 40 2 348
Natalie Williams 34 186 31 35 12 251
Tan White 34 53 53 30 7 242
Tully Bevilaqua 31 63 80 60 0 194
Jurgita Streimikyte 34 101 32 29 11 186
Deanna Jackson 34 77 23 17 12 162
Kelly Schumacher 34 68 14 10 24 135
Ebony Hoffman 33 97 16 21 10 120
Yolanda Paige 13 9 13 2 0 16
Jenni Benningfield 10 6 4 1 1 9
Coretta Brown 6 2 3 1 0 6

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