Indiana 83, Washington 70
Catchings Scores 26 Points in Return as Fever Roll
INDIANAPOLIS, June 7 (Ticker) -- Tamika Catchings returned to the lineup and things went back to normal for the Indiana Fever.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Fever cruised to an 83-70 victory over the Washington Mystics, who have dropped eight straight road games dating back to last season.
Tully Bevilaqua had 15 points and Ebony Hoffman finished with 12 for Indiana, which began the season with a franchise-record 4-0 start.
Owning a 45-38 edge at the half, the Fever seized control of the contest with a 15-6 burst to start the third, going ahead 60-44 with 4:22 left in the quarter. They held a double-digit lead thereafter.
Alana Beard scored 18 points for the Mystics, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.