By CLIFF BRUNT
Things to look for in tonight’s Indiana Fever vs. New York Liberty matchup:
Indiana is 3-0 and ranks No. 2 in the league in scoring with 84.3 points per game. New York is 0-4 and is surrendering 87.5 points per contest, second-worst in the league.
Indiana and New York met in the first round of the playoffs last year. Indiana won the series 2-1.
Indiana joins Minnesota as the only two teams in the league with positive double-digit point differentials, though the Lynx have played twice as many games.
The Fever lead the league in steals per game.
Tamika Catchings ranks third in the league with 21 points per game. She also averages 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals, both in the top 10 in the league.
Katie Douglas is averaging 19.3 points per contest, ninth in the league. Only Indiana and Chicago (Fowles and Prince tied for No. 1 with 21.5) have two players in the top 10.
Indiana’s closest margin of victory is eight points, against Atlanta in the season opener.
New York’s top scorer, Cappie Pondexter, averages 17.5 points per game but is shooting just 38 percent from the field and is 1-for-17 on 3-pointers. Indiana coach Lin Dunn said she’s still worried about the scoring machine, calling her one of the best to ever play the women’s game.