Monday October 1, 2012Aneika Henry and Atlanta Dream set for must-win Game 3 – Oct. 1 Update
After splitting a pair of Eastern Conference Semifinals games, former Gator Aneika Henry and the Atlanta Dream enter a win or go home scenario against the Indiana Fever for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.
On Friday night, the Dream showed they could win on the road in Game 1 as they went into Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to win behind six points on 3 of 3 shooting from Henry and four rebounds, all of which came on the defensive end of the floor. With over 16 minutes of playing time for Henry and a 25-15 first quarter, the Dream cruised to a 75-66 victory.
In Game 2 between Atlanta and Indiana, it was the Fever’s turn to show they could win in a hostile environment as they came into Atlanta on Sunday night to win during a night that saw offensive explosions from both teams as the Fever shot over 53% from the field to win 103-88 and spoil the Dream’s hopes for a 2-0 series sweep. Aneika Henry added two points for the Dream, both of which coming at the free-throw line in five minutes of action.
Indiana is 7-2 this season when their very own Tamika Catchings scores at least 20 points and with Catchings having scored 25 for the Fever in their Game 2 win over Atlanta, her performance will be something to watch during Game 3.
With the road teams having the first two games in the series so far, the Dream can be optimistic heading back to Indiana for Game 3, but the Fever surely aren’t going down without a fight.
A must-win scenario is familiar territory for the Dream as they faced off against the Fever in the Eastern Conference Finals during last year’s WNBA Playoffs in which the Dream won in three games after falling behind in the series 1-0 before winning two straight to advance to the WNBA Finals.
After sweeping their best of three series against the New York Liberty, the Eastern Conference’s first-seeded Connecticut Sun await the winner of Atlanta-Indiana series. The Sun, led by 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles can watch from the comfort of their own homes as regardless of who wins between the Dream and Fever, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be played in Connecticut.
Game 3 between the Dream and Fever is set for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00pm EST from Indianapolis and can be seen on NBATV.