September 29, 2009

The Fever Finals

OK, so who knew that Indiana's WNBA team, the Fever, are paying against the Phoenix Mercury tonight at 8pm on ESPN2 in the start of the WNBA finals?

The teams open their best-of-five series tonight at US Airways Center, where Indiana — coached by ex-Storm coach Lin Dunn — beat the Mercury 90-83 Aug. 8.

To help make certain Phoenix has a loud home-court advantage, general manager Steve Kerr of the NBA Phoenix Suns bought all 7,000 upper-level tickets and planned to give them away. Kerr said he took a cue from Larry Bird, Hall of Fame player and NBA Indiana Pacers president, who bought and gave away 9,000 balcony seats for the Fever's deciding game of the Eastern Conference finals against defending WNBA champion Detroit.

Free tickets.. Nice. But even Bird's 9,000 free tickets didn't fill the stadium and there's worry that the Fever may need to find greener pastures.

Update: The Fever scored an all time high 116 points in game one, but still lost to the Mercury in overtime 116-120.

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