2007 Indiana Fever season

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2007 Indiana Fever season
Coach Brian Winters
Arena Conseco Fieldhouse
Attendance 7,032 per game
Results
Record 21–13 (.618)
Place 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish Eliminated 2–1 by Detroit, Eastern Conference Finals
Team Leaders
Points Tamika Catchings (16.6)
Rebounds Tamika Catchings (9.0)
Assists Tamika Catchings (4.7)
Media
Television FSN Indiana

The 2007 Indiana Fever season was their 8th season in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). They finished 2nd in the Eastern Conference with 21 wins and 13 losses on the season. The season marked the third consecutive season that the Fever earned a playoff berth. They eliminated the Connecticut Sun, 2–1, in the First Round of the playoffs but then in turn were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals, 2–1, by the Detroit Shock.

Offseason[edit]

On March 23, 2007 the Fever signed Tammy Sutton-Brown from the defunct Charlotte Sting, Sutton-Brown was one of the most sought-after free agents.[1]

The following player was selected in the Dispersal Draft from the Charlotte Sting:

2007 WNBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2007 WNBA Draft

Indiana's selections from the 2008 WNBA Draft in Cleveland.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 9 Alison Bales[3] Center  United States Duke
2 22 Lyndsey Medders[3] Point guard  United States Iowa State
3 35 Ashley Key[3] Shooting guard  United States N.C. State

Roster[edit]

Indiana Fever roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
C 43 United States Bales, Alison 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Duke
PG 41 Australia Bevilaqua, Tully 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 145 lb (66 kg) Australia
SF 24 United States Catchings, Tamika Injured (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Tennessee
SG 30 United States DeForge, Anna 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Nebraska
PF 32 United States Hoffman, Ebony 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Southern California
SF 55 United States Sam, Sheri 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Vanderbilt
PG 3 United States Sharp, K.B. 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 149 lb (68 kg) Cincinnati
SG 7 United States Strother, Ann 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Connecticut
C 8 Canada Sutton-Brown, Tammy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Rutgers
C 35 United States Terry, Kasha 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgia Tech
SG 15 United States White, Tan 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 154 lb (70 kg) Mississippi State
PF 91 United States Whitmore, Tamika 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Athletic trainer
Strength and conditioning coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Tammy Sutton-Brown Alison Bales
PF Tamika Whitmore Ebony Hoffman Kasha Terry
SF Tamika Catchings Sheri Sam
SG Anna DeForge Tan White Ann Strother
PG Tully Bevilaqua K. B. Sharp

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Detroit Shock x 24 10 .706 12–5 12–5 14–6
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 3.0 12–5 9–8 12–8
Connecticut Sun x 18 16 .529 6.0 8–9 10–7 10–10
New York Liberty x 16 18 .471 8.0 10–7 6–11 10–10
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 8.0 8–9 8–9 8–12
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 10.0 6–11 8–9 6–14

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score/Time High points High rebounds High assists Arena/Attendance Record
1 May 5 Seattle 75-58 Catchings (18) Catchings (8) Bevilaqua (8) Conseco Fieldhouse
3,033
1-0
2 May 10 Los Angeles L 81-76 Catchings, DeForge (13) Hoffman (9) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
4,044
1-1
3 May 15 Chicago W 60-55 Catchings (16) Catchings (8) Bevilaqua (6) UIC Pavilion
3,005
2-1

Regular season[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score/Time High points High rebounds High assists Arena/Attendance Record
1 May 19 Minnesota W 83-64 White (17) Catchings (7) Catchings (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,210
1-0
2 May 24 Los Angeles W 83-70 Catchings (24) Catchings (8) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
5,058
2-0
3 May 29 @ Minnesota W 89-75 Catchings (21) Hoffman (7) Catchings (6) Target Center
6,238
3-0
4 June 3 Washington W 70-66 White (20) Catchings (9) DeForge (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,972
4-0
5 June 5 @ New York L 78-67 Catchings (21) Whitmore (8) Catchings (9) Madison Square Garden
7,282
4-1
6 June 6 Houston W 84-59 Sutton-Brown (17) Catchings (7) Sharp (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
5,909
5-1
7 June 8 @ Washington W 74-69 Catchings (24) Catchings (12) Bevilaqua (5) Verizon Center
7,110
6-1
8 June 10 New York W 80-61 Sutton-Brown, Whitmore (22) Sutton-Brown (13) Bevilaqua, Catchings (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,938
7-1
9 June 13 Seattle W 90-62 White (23) Catchings (10) Whitmore (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
5,838
8-1
10 June 15 Phoenix L 89-78 Catchings, Sutton-Brown (17) Catchings (15) Bevilaqua (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,579
8-2
11 June 16 @ Detroit W 77-67 Catchings (26) Catchings (14) Whitmore (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
8,812
9-2
12 June 22 Connecticut L 78-74 White, Whitmore (15) Catchings (12) Catchings (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,240
9-3
13 June 24 @ New York W 74-63 Catchings (18) Sutton-Brown (7) Catchings (6) Madison Square Garden
7,554
10-3
14 June 29 @ Connecticut L 72-67 Whitmore (13) Catchings (11) Sutton-Brown (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,617
10-4
15 July 1 @ Washington W 69-62 Catchings, White (14) White (8) Catchings (3) Verizon Center
7,233
11-4
16 July 5 @ Los Angeles W 57-56 Catchings (17) Catchings (11) Catchings (5) Staples Center
8,262
12-4
17 July 8 Chicago W 86-70 Catchings (16) Catchings (7) Catchings (1) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,247
13-4
18 July 10 @ Houston W 79-77 Catchings (23) Catchings, Sutton-Brown (6) Catchings (5) Toyota Center
7,226
14-4
19 July 12 New York W 79-63 White (16) Catchings (10) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,095
15-4
20 July 18 Chicago W 75-74 Catchings (22) Catchings (13) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,542
16-4
21 July 20 Detroit L 89-90 Sutton-Brown (16) Catchings (8) Catchings (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,210
16-5
22 July 21 @ Chicago L 68-65 Whitmore (26) Bevilaqua, DeForge (5) Bevilaqua (5) UIC Pavilion
3,383
16-6
23 July 24 San Antonio L 71-63 (OT) DeForge (15) Sutton-Brown (6) Sam (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,028
16-7
24 July 26 @ Sacramento L 60-50 White (14) Hoffman (8) Bevilaqua, Hoffman, Sam, Sharp, Whitmore (2) Arco Arena
13,320
16-8
25 July 27 @ Seattle L 89-75 DeForge (12) Sutton-Brown (5) White (4) KeyArena
8,052
16-9
26 July 29 @ Phoenix L 80-75 White (25) Sutton-Brown (9) Bevilaqua (5) US Airways Center
7,495
16-10
27 July 31 Washington W 66-57 White (20) Whitmore (15) Bevilaqua (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,012
17-10
28 August 4 @ Connecticut L 84-59 Sharp (14) Sutton-Brown (8) Sam (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,493
17-11
29 August 5 Sacramento W 63-55 Whitmore (16) Hoffman, Sutton-Brown, White (6) Bevilaqua, DeForge (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,645
18-11
30 August 7 @ Chicago W 75-70 (2OT) DeForge (16) DeForge (9) White (5) UIC Pavilion
5,029
19-11
31 August 11 @ Detroit L 74-69 White (15) DeForge (7) White (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
10,857
19-12
32 August 15 Connecticut L 77-74 DeForge (29) Sutton-Brown (10) White (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,433
19-13
33 August 17 @ San Antonio W 59-55 Whitmore (12) Sam (7) Sharp (3) AT&T Center
8,952
20-13
34 August 19 Detroit W 72-66 Whitmore (18) DeForge (8) Bevilaqua (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,899
21-13

Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score/Time High points High rebounds High assists Arena/Attendance Series
1 August 23 @ Connecticut L 93-88 (3OT) DeForge (31) Catchings (20) Catchings (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,271
Sun 1-0
2 August 25 Connecticut W 78-59 DeForge (26) Catchings (13) White, Whitmore (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,298
Tied 1-1
3 August 27 Connecticut W 93-88 Catchings (30) Catchings (13) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,012
Fever win 2-1

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score/Time High points High rebounds High assists Arena/Attendance Series
1 August 31 Detroit W 75-65 Catchings (22) Catchings (10) Bevilaqua (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,623
Fever 1-0
2 September 2 @ Detroit L 77-63 DeForge (13) Catchings, DeForge, Sam (4) Whitmore (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
10,153
Tied 1-1
3 September 3 @ Detroit L 81-65 Sutton-Brown (17) Sutton-Brown, Sam (10) Sam, Whitmore (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
9,856
Shock win 2-1

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Alison Bales 17 0 9.9 .571 .000 .875 2.6 .1 .24 .76 3.2
Tully Bevilaqua 34 34 26.5 .440 .371 .682 2.2 2.7 1.65 .06 5.3
Tamika Catchings 21 21 32.3 .417 .311 .820 9.0 4.7 3.14 1.05 16.6
Anna DeForge 34 34 23.4 .418 .410 .906 3.3 1.5 .76 .12 8.7
Ebony Hoffman 34 10 17.1 .445 .400 .824 4.0 .8 .62 .53 4.2
Sheri Sam 33 4 17.9 .339 .273 .690 2.9 1.3 .88 .18 5.0
K.B. Sharp 34 0 13.4 .412 .286 .724 .90 1.4 .38 .00 3.2
Ann Strother 12 0 5.8 .323 .400 1.000 .8 .3 .00 .00 2.3
Tammy Sutton-Brown 34 33 25.3 .485 .000 .716 5.4 .9 1.03 1.38 12.0
Kasha Terry 9 0 6.0 .250 .000 .750 1.6 .1 .22 .33 1.0
Tan White 34 9 24.7 .386 .339 .841 2.6 1.9 1.06 .29 10.8
Tamika Whitmore 34 25 25.9 .415 .300 .763 5.0 1.5 .59 .32 10.9

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Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Alison Bales 4 0 4.3 .000 .000 .000 .5 .3 .00 .00 0.0
Tully Bevilaqua 6 6 35.8 .295 .286 .833 2.70 3.2 1.83 .00 7.3
Tamika Catchings 6 6 32.7 .370 .263 .878 11.0 3.2 2.17 .50 15.8
Anna DeForge 6 6 32.8 .467 .393 1.000 3.7 1.0 1.33 .17 16.8
Ebony Hoffman 4 0 10.5 .417 .000 .00 2.3 .3 .00 .25 2.5
Sheri Sam 6 5 30.8 .373 .500 .500 5.3 2.2 1.00 .17 8.0
K.B. Sharp 6 0 7.7 .100 .00 .833 .80 .5 .17 .00 1.2
Ann Strother 3 0 5.0 .429 .333 .000 1.0 .7 .33 .00 2.3
Tammy Sutton-Brown 6 6 20.5 .349 .000 .571 4.70 .7 .17 2.00 7.0
Kasha Terry 0 0 0.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 0.0
Tan White 5 1 16.4 .267 .167 .000 1.8 2.0 1.0 .40 1.8
Tamika Whitmore 6 0 30.7 .448 .565 .615 5.3 2.7 .50 .17 16.5

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Transactions[edit]

[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sutton-Brown Free Agent Signing Highlights Fever Roster Moves". FeverBasketball.com. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Sheri Sam is Fever's Newest Star". FeverBasketball.com. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bales Highlights Fever Draft Selections". FeverBasketball.com. 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Tully Bevilaqua Of The Indiana Fever Earns 2007 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award". WNBA.com. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  5. ^ "2007 Fever Regular Statistics". FeverBasketball.com. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  6. ^ "2007 Fever Playoffs Statistics". FeverBasketball.com. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  7. ^ "2007 WNBA Transactions". WNBA.com. 2007-08-20. Archived from the original on March 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006
Indiana Fever seasons
2007
Succeeded by
2008