Indiana 74, Washington 67
Whitmore, Fever Snap Mystics’ Home Win Streak
WASHINGTON, June 27 (Ticker) -- Tamika Whitmore shook off her struggles from her previous game to help the Indiana Fever remove the Washington Mystics from the list of teams with perfect home records.
Whitmore scored 11 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and Tamika Catchings added 15 as the Fever posted a 74-67 victory over the Mystics, who suffered their first home loss of the season.
Tan White made a 3-pointer with 5:43 to go, giving the Fever the lead for good at 51-48. Indiana held on by making 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch.
Alana Beard scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Washington, which fell to 7-1 at the Verizon Center. The Mystics had won nine in a row at home dating to last season.
Los Angeles (7-0), Detroit (6-0) and Indiana (6-0) are the league's lone unbeaten teams at home.
Next Games: The Indiana Fever host the Detroit Shock on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET and the Washington Mystics visit the Houston Comets on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET on NBA TV.