After locking up home court through the first round of the playoffs, the second-place Indiana Fever have their sights set on the Eastern Conference's top spot.
They could have a hard time gaining ground, though, with a couple of matchups against the WNBA's best team in store.
The Fever try for a ninth win in 10 games Friday night as they open a home-and-home set against the visiting Minnesota Lynx, who aim to get back on track following a rare loss.
Sitting 1-12 games behind conference-leading Connecticut with five to play, Indiana (20-9) is likely to have its hands full in these next two games -- not to mention next Wednesday's pivotal road matchup against the Sun.
The Fever, though, enter the weekend riding plenty of momentum after beating Seattle 72-48 on Wednesday for their third consecutive victory. Katie Douglas had 16 points while Tamika Catchings scored 13 for Indiana, which was limited to 33.3 percent shooting but outrebounded the Storm 17-6 on the offensive glass.