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2002 Indiana Fever season

The 2002 WNBA season was the 3rd season for the Indiana Fever. The team, led by Tamika Catchings, went to the playoffs for the first time in team history, losing in the first round to the New York Liberty.

2002 Indiana Fever season
CoachNell Fortner
ArenaConseco Fieldhouse
Attendance8,434 per game
Results
Record16–16 (.500)
Place4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishLost First Round (2-1) to New York Liberty

OffseasonEdit

WNBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 13 Tawana McDonald (C)   United States Georgia
2 17 Zuzi Klimesova (F)   Czech Republic Vanderbilt
3 34 Kelly Komara (G)   United States Purdue
4 49 LaKeisha Taylor (C)   United States Arizona
4 52 Jillian Danker (G/F)   United States Vanderbilt

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 11–10
Charlotte Sting x 18 14 .563 12–9
Washington Mystics x 17 15 .531 12–9 1.0
Indiana Fever x 16 16 .500 12–9 2.0
Orlando Miracle o 16 16 .500 13–8 2.0
Miami Sol o 15 17 .469 11–10 3.0
Cleveland Rockers o 10 22 .312 7–14 8.0
Detroit Shock o 9 23 .281 6–15 9.0

Season scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 1 Detroit 79-62 Win 1-0
June 2 @ Detroit 78-65 Win 2-0
June 5 Houston 45-56 Loss 2-1
June 7 @ Washington 68-89 Loss 2-2
June 8 New York 71-62 Win 3-2
June 11 @ Orlando 75-69 Win 4-2
June 13 @ Charlotte 64-75 Loss 4-3
June 15 Cleveland 68-79 Loss 4-4
June 18 @ Utah 71-79 Loss 4-5
June 20 @ Portland 81-72 Win 5-5
June 21 @ Seattle 51-63 Loss 5-6
June 25 @ New York 55-74 Loss 5-7
June 28 Sacramento 67-60 Win 6-7
June 30 @ Miami 59-65 Loss 6-8
July 3 @ Orlando 71-79 (OT) Loss 6-9
July 6 Washington 50-45 Win 7-9
July 8 Cleveland 68-57 Win 8-9
July 10 Utah 69-82 Loss 8-10
July 12 Miami 62-68 Loss 8-11
July 17 Los Angeles 58-73 Loss 8-12
July 19 New York 62-70 Loss 8-13
July 22 Charlotte 73-72 Win 9-13
July 26 Minnesota 73-63 Win 10-13
July 28 @ Los Angeles 62-80 Loss 10-14
July 30 @ Sacramento 65-74 Loss 10-15
July 31 @ Phoenix 58-56 Win 11-15
August 3 Charlotte 69-48 Win 12-15
August 6 @ Washington 64-55 Win 13-15
August 7 Orlando 70-63 Win 14-15
August 9 @ Detroit 54-55 Loss 14-16
August 11 Miami 77-63 Win 15-16
August 13 @ Cleveland 60-56 Win 16-16
August 16
1st Round, G1
New York 73-55 Win 1-0
August 18
1st Round, G2
@ New York 65-84 Loss 1-1
August 20
1st Round, G3
@ New York 60-75 Loss 1-2

Player statsEdit

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tamika Catchings 32 276 118 94 43 594
Nikki McCray 32 97 70 28 3 369
Olympia Scott 31 211 52 38 13 292
Nadine Malcolm 29 61 21 13 3 156
Rita Williams 20 37 43 21 2 120
Bridget Pettis 32 39 17 8 0 113
Kelly Schumacher 31 59 13 7 23 108
Alicia Thompson 18 42 14 7 2 97
Niele Ivey 31 28 39 16 3 86
Coquese Washington 11 33 48 23 2 80
Jackie Moore 18 29 3 5 1 42
Monica Maxwell 18 31 7 7 4 35
Zuzi Kilmesova 11 5 2 1 1 5

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