A title many outsiders predicted could not be won has been accomplished.
What’s more, the Indiana Fever shook off skeptics, injuries and the heavily favored defending WNBA champions to do it.
By defeating Minnesota 87-78 Sunday night in sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Fever brought Indiana its first pro basketball title since the Pacers captured the ABA crown in 1973.
“On paper, it doesn’t look like we were supposed to win,” Fever coach Lin Dunn said. “You know what I’m saying? They had three Olympians, and we had one. They had a longer bench than we did.
“But only five people can be on the floor at a time, and I thought the people we had were so focused on winning a championship.”