October 5, 2015

Gritty Indiana Fever Take Game 1 of WNBA Finals

Indiana Fever’s Briann January, center, attempts a layup between Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson, left, and Maya Moore, right, in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Sunday, in Minneapolis. - AP Photo/Jim Mone

Indiana Fever’s Briann January, center, attempts a layup between Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson, left, and Maya Moore, right, in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Sunday, in Minneapolis.

AP Photo/Jim Mone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the WNBA Finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 on Sunday.

Marissa Coleman added 16 points and the Fever hit all 16 of their free throws in a rematch of the 2012 finals. Indiana won Game 1 of that series as well en route to the franchise's only championship.

Maya Moore had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Sylvia Fowles add 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Lynx. But Minnesota missed eight free throws and turned the ball over 15 times to drop the opener.

Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Support independent journalism today. You rely on WFYI to stay informed, and we depend on you to make our work possible. Donate to power our nonprofit reporting today. Give now.

 

Related News

Sacred Places Indiana awards $2 million in grants to help historic churches in Indiana
City Market set to close for two years as redevelopment project transforms city block
Man charged with killing IMPD officer Breann Leath found guilty but mentally ill