Tina Charles scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 76-64 win over the Indiana Fever on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.
The WNBA's MVP added 15 rebounds and blocked four shots for Connecticut, which used a 14-2 second-half run to open up what had been a tie game at halftime. Kara Lawson had 16 points and Tan White added 13 for the Sun, who swept New York in the opening round and have now won eight of their last nine games.-Top-
As basketball goes, the game proved to be splendid theater. Intense action. Six ties and lead changes in the fourth quarter alone. And a high-drama ending that had 9,225 fans in Bankers Life Fieldhouse going bonkers.
Shavonte Zellous hit the game winner, a 16-foot jumper in the final second. Her field goal elevated the Indiana Fever to a 78-76 triumph over the Connecticut Sun on Monday night.-Top-
Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever into the WNBA Finals for the second time in four seasons with an 87-71 win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 3 on Thursday night.
The Fever, who have won four games while facing elimination during the playoffs, rallied after losing star Katie Douglas to an ankle injury just 5 minutes into the game.-Top-