New York 84, Indiana 65
Whitmore, Liberty Get Even With Fever
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (Ticker) -- The New York Liberty rebounded from the worst playoff loss in franchise history in impressive fashion.
New York, which is 5-0 all time at home against Indiana, will host the decisive third game on Tuesday.
Whitmore scored 14 points in the second half, including 10 in an 18-5 spurt that gave the Liberty a 69-46 lead with 7:19 left. New York led by as many as 24.
Catchings recorded another double-double Sunday with 20 points and 14 rebounds, but she was held to just five points in the second half when the Liberty stepped up their defense.
After Catchings made two free throws to open the scoring, New York reeled off 10 straight points and never trailed thereafter.
Tari Phillips added 20 points for the Liberty, who pulled away in the second half after taking a 38-31 lead at the intermission.