Mitchell hits 9 3s, scores 38, Fever roll past Suns 104-76
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell hit a WNBA regular season record nine 3-pointers, scoring 38 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 104-76 on Sunday.
The second-year guard had 30 points in the first half and broke the mark of eight held by five different players. She equaled the nine 3s that Kristi Toliver hit in the 2017 playoffs.
The Fever (13-21) finished the season on a high-note winning their last three games. They have the second best chance to get the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery.
The Sun (23-11), locked into the No. 2 seed and a double-bye in the playoffs, played their starters less than half the game. Connecticut became just the fourth franchise in league history to start the same lineup for every game and just the second, joining the 2010 Liberty) to do it for a 34-game season.
Rookie Teaira McCowan added 17 points and nine rebounds. She finished with 304 rebounds on the season, breaking Erlana Larkins’ 2014 franchise record by one.
Reserve Brionna Jones led the Sun, who have lost two straight, with 14 points and Jonquel Jones had 12.
Shekinna Stricklen had two 3-pointers, giving her a franchise record 76 for the season.