Shavonte Zellous
Zellous scored a season-high 18 points shooting 7-of-8 from the floor and a career high 3-of-3 from behind the arc. She also added three assits and one steal.
Jeanette Pohlen
Pohlen came off the bench shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range, finishing with a season high 14 points. Her four 3-pointers were a season-high.
Points in the paint:
Fever 28, Sky 32
Second-chance points:

Fever 7, Sky 12
Fast-break points:

Fever 8, Sky 4
Points off turnovers:

Fever 12, Sky 8
Starters scoring:

Fever 58, Sky 61
Bench scoring:

Fever 23, Sky 11
Back To Winning Ways

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 8-5 22 15 26 18 81
at Chicago 7-4 21 12 17 22 72

Associated Press | June 27, 2012

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Shavonte Zellous led a balanced offense with a season-high 18 points for the Indiana Fever, who defeated the Chicago Sky 81-72 on Wednesday.

Tamika Catchings had 17 points and a season-high nine assists, Jeanette Pohlen had 14 off the bench and Tammy Sutton-Brown added 10 for the Fever (8-5), winners of three of their last four games.

Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Swin Cash scored 17 and Tamera Young added 15 for the Sky (7-4), who dropped their third straight after a franchise record 7-1 start.

Indiana improved a four-point halftime lead to double digits with a 12-3 run over the first 3:29 of the third period, which included a pair of 3-pointers by Zellous. Indiana's lead never slipped below eight points after that.

The Fever have beaten the Sky four straight during the last two seasons and lead 22-5 all-time.

Postgame Notes

  • Indiana's 12 steals are the most thefts in the last eight games. This is the fifth game this season the Fever finished with 10 or more steals.
  • The Fever had a season-low 10 turnovers. This is the second time in 2012 Indiana has had more steals than turnovers. The first time was at Atlanta on May 27.
  • Indiana's 23 assists ties its season-high.
  • Tamika Catchings tied her season-high four steals, and is the first WNBA player in history to have 800 steals.
  • Catchings is just three free-throws shy of becoming the first WNBA player in history to reach 1,500.
  • Catchings finished with a season-high nine assists.
  • Jeanette Pohlen scored a season-high 14 points.
  • Shavonte Zellous finished with a season-high 18 points.
  • Zellous' three 3-pointers is a season-high. Prior to this game, Zellous made just three shots from behind the arc.