PHOENIX, Aug. 14 (Ticker) -- Kelly Miller scored seven of her nine points in the final 35 seconds as the Indiana Fever set a franchise record for wins with a 62-56 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.

Natalie Williams had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Fever (17-12), who surpassed their previous high of 16 wins, last done in 2003. Indiana remained one game ahead of New York in the race for second place in the Eastern Conference.

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The Mercury, who had won 10 of their last 12 games, still held a 50-49 lead with 5:27 left on a 3-pointer by Diana Taurasi - her only basket of the second half. However, Phoenix went five-plus minutes without a hoop.

Williams sank a 14-footer at the 3:30 mark to give the Fever the lead for good. Kelly Schumacher added two free throws with 1:14 remaining before Miller took over.

After two free throws by Phoenix's Anna DeForge, Miller drained a 3-pointer for a 56-52 lead with 35 seconds to play. DeForge made a layup, but Miller made four free throws around a pair by Maria Stepanova for a 60-56 bulge with 7.9 seconds left.

Deanna Jackson scored 13 points and Tamika Catchings added 12 and eight boards for the Fever, who made 21-of-22 free throws, including all 14 in the second half. They overcame 32 percent (19-of-59) floor shooting to complete a 2-2 road trip.

DeForge scored 18 points and Stepanova added 13 for the Mercury (13-14), whose lead over Los Angeles for the West's final playoff spot was reduced to one-half game.

Taurasi scored eight points on 2-of-6 shooting and committed seven of Phoenix's 20 turnovers.