Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 2, 2024

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Jun 2, 2024 8:11 AM
The Indiana Fever, struggling with a 2-8 record, travel to Brooklyn's Barclays Center to face the Eastern Conference-leading New York Liberty, who are riding high on a 6-2 record. Sabrina Ionescu, fresh off a 24-point performance, looks to lead her team to a third straight win in the series. Tip-off is set for Sunday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM.
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Indiana Fever
New York Liberty

Fever vs Liberty statistics

Stat Fever Liberty
Streak W1 W2
Last Ten Games 2-8 6-2
Points Per Game 78.3 83.9
Rebounds Per Game 32.9 35.3
Assists Per Game 18.8 19.9
Blocks Per Game 4.7 4.8
Steals Per Game 6.2 8.0
Field Goal % 42.0 43.8
Three Point % 32.2 30.7
Points Against 89.1 77.5

New York Liberty recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/31/24 vs Washington Mystics W 90-79
5/29/24 vs Phoenix Mercury W 81-78
5/25/24 @ Minnesota Lynx L 84-67
5/23/24 vs Chicago Sky L 90-81
5/20/24 vs Seattle Storm W 74-63

Indiana Fever recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/30/24 vs Seattle Storm L 103-88
5/28/24 vs Los Angeles Sparks L 88-82
5/25/24 @ Las Vegas Aces L 99-80
5/24/24 @ Los Angeles Sparks W 78-73
5/22/24 @ Seattle Storm L 85-83

Fever vs Liberty predictions

Tonight’s matchup between Indiana Fever and New York Liberty is shaping up to be a thrilling encounter, and all eyes might be on Fever's emerging star, Caitlin Clark. Fresh off her last performance, Clark, with her impressive average of 16.9 points and 6.5 assists per game, could be expected to bring her scoring prowess to the forefront against the Liberty's defense. Alongside her, NaLyssa Smith, who's pulling down 7 rebounds per game, will need to be aggressive under the boards if the Fever hope to keep pace with the Liberty's dominant frontcourt. Can these key players ramp up their game to challenge New York on their home court?

On the other side, New York Liberty is riding high, and much of that momentum comes from the stellar performances of Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu. Stewart, averaging 18.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, could very well be a nightmare matchup for anyone in the Fever lineup; her ability to impact both ends of the floor is nothing short of spectacular. Meanwhile, Ionescu, coming off a 24-point spectacle, is likely to continue orchestrating the offense masterfully. With such dynamic leaders, the Liberty’s robust lineup seems poised to capitalize on their current form.

Given the current trajectories of both teams, it’s tough not to lean towards New York Liberty as the favorites to clinch this one. Their formidable combination of Stewart's versatility and Ionescu's playmaking could prove too much for the Fever, especially with the Liberty leveraging the home-court advantage at the Barclays Center. While Indiana will surely put up a fight, New York's depth and recent form might just be the edge they need to secure a victory. What do you think? Will the Fever stage an upset, or will the Liberty continue their dominant run?

New York Liberty injuries

  • Nyara Sabally (F): Out
  • Courtney Vandersloot (G): Out

Indiana Fever injuries

  • Temi Fagbenle (C): Out
  • Damiris Dantas (F): Out

Fever vs Liberty game info

Venue Barclays Center
Location Brooklyn, NY
Tip-off Sun 7:00 PM

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