"We're going to have to find a way for others to step up." - Katie Douglas #feverplayoffsinstagr.am/p/QbH3xZIFzb/— Indiana Fever (@IndianaFever) October 6, 2012
There were a lot of questions for the Indiana Fever prior to the Eastern Conference Finals, perhaps chief among them who would step up to help the Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas score.
Unfortunately, even Catchings struggled and the Fever fell 76-64 to the Connecticut Sun in Game One of the 2012 WNBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Catchings scored just 7 points on 2-for-14 shooting in the game as the Fever only shot 38.1% overall. Douglas made a valiant effort to keep the team close in the fourth quarter and finished with 27 points on the strength of 5-for-10 3-point shooting. Forward Erlana Larkins started for the third consecutive game in the playoffs, but struggled to contain Sun center Tina Charles who recorded a double-double with a team-high 18 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
In a series that figured to be full of adjustments on both sides, the Fever will have to make a few to avoid elimination in Game Two.