October 15, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever stunned defending champion Minnesota with a 76-70 victory over the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday night. Tamika Catchings added 20 points for the Fever, who played without leading scorer Katie Douglas because of a sprained left ankle. Seimone Augustus scored 23 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx, who are looking to become the WNBA's first repeat champion in 10 years.
August 25, 2007 |
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - The Connecticut Sun's 93-88 victory over the Indiana Fever made WNBA playoff history Thursday night as the first triple-overtime game in the 11-year history of the playoffs. With the victory, the Suns took a one-game-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference best-of-three semifinal matchup. Asjha Jones had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut. Indiana's Tamika Catchings played for the first time in 14 games because of foot injuries and had 14 points and 20 rebounds.
October 18, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Guard Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Indiana Fever, 83-71, Wednesday night to even the WNBA finals at one game each. Maya Moore pitched in 23 points as the defending champion Lynx forced the Fever into 24 turnovers, 15 after halftime. Indiana's Tamika Catchings led the way, as usual, with 27 points and eight rebounds, but the Fever's defense faded after a dominant start. It let the Lynx score 29 points in the third quarter and bring the crowd into the game even more.
July 13, 2002 |
Losing rookie Tamika Catchings was too much for the Indiana Fever. Catchings suffered a concussion, and the Fever fell to the visiting Miami Sol, 68-62, last night. Her availability for Monday's All-Star Game is uncertain. Catchings fell to the court when the elbow of Miami's Ruth Riley landed on her nose. The three officials did not see the play and let the game continue. Riley got the ball and scored a layup. "Obviously it was an accident. I feel horrible about it," Riley said.
October 22, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Tamika Catchings scored 25 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first WNBA championship with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night. Catchings, who was the MVP of the finals, averaged 24.8 points in the series, which the Fever won, three games to one, over the defending WNBA champions. Catchings also dished out eight assists. Erin Phillips added 18 points and eight rebounds while Shavonte Zellous and Briann January each had 15 points.
August 30, 2007 |
It took a while for former Connecticut star Diana Taurasi to get to the WNBA playoffs after the Phoenix Mercury made her the No. 1 overall pick of the 2004 draft. But now that she's arrived, she is making the most of the situation. The Mercury swept the Seattle Storm in the Western Conference semifinals, with Taurasi making key shots down the stretch of Game 2 Sunday to send Phoenix to the next round. It begins tonight when the Mercury open the best-of-three conference finals against the host San Antonio Silver Stars.
October 5, 2009 |
Tamika Catchings had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Indiana Fever moved within one victory of the WNBA title yesterday with an 86-85 win over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of the finals in Indianapolis. The Mercury's Tangela Smith missed a jumper from the foul line as time expired. The Fever took a 2-1 lead in the series and can clinch their first championship with a win at home Wednesday. Ebony Hoffman led the Fever with 18 points. Briann January scored 17, and Katie Douglas had 15. Cappie Pondexter led Phoenix with 23 points.
October 21, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 30 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx, 76-59, in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Tamika Catchings added 17 points and Erlana Larkins had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Fever, who took a two-games-to-one lead in the series and can clinch their first WNBA title at home Sunday night. Rebekkah Brunson, who scored 12 points, was the only Minnesota player to reach double figures. After being fined for a tantrum in Game 2, Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve spent most of the second half seated quietly with her hand on her chin.
August 23, 2007 |
Four months after the Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Silver Stars made blockbuster trades on draft day, the former Western Conference doormats have made it back to the WNBA playoffs. San Antonio, the No. 2 seed, will open its best-of-three conference semifinals tonight at the two-time defending West playoff champion Sacramento Monarchs. The West regular-season champion Mercury open tomorrow night at the No. 4 Seattle Storm. In the East, the No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun open at home tonight against the No. 2 Indiana Fever.
August 24, 2006 |
The WNBA's best-of-three conference finals start tonight, and the Connecticut Sun - who have the best overall record - are the only team among the four survivors that has yet to win a league title. The Los Angeles Sparks, who won back-to-back crowns in 2001-02, open the Western series in Sacramento against the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs. The Sparks turned aside the Seattle Storm, 68-63, in the final minute Tuesday night in Los Angeles to take the deciding game in the conference semifinals.