Indiana 69, Seattle 62
Fever Top Storm to Remain Unbeaten at Home
INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Although they had an off-night from the floor, the Indiana Fever played just well enough to stay undefeated at home.
Tamika Catchings scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds and Anna DeForge added 14 to lead the Indiana Fever to their fourth home victory in as many games, a 69-62 triumph over the Seattle Storm.
Trailing, 56-51, the Storm tied the score when Barbara Turner hit a jumper and Sue Bird nailed a 3-pointer with 5:24 remaining before Indiana sealed the win with a 13-3 run down the stretch.
Catchings and La'Tangela Atkinson combined to make three free throws, and Tamika Whitmore and DeForge hit consecutive baskets to put the Fever in front, 63-56, with 2:21 remaining.
After Turner and Janell Burse teamed to make three foul shots to bring the Storm within 63-59 with 54 seconds to go, DeForge, Catchings and Tully Bevilaqua combined to sink six free throws to put the game out of reach.
Betty Lennox scored 20 points and Bird had 12 for Seattle, which was outrebounded, 32-27, and lost for the third time on four contests.