Fourth-Quarter Rally Lifts Mystics Over Fever

Washington 50, Indiana 48

WASHINGTON, July 8 (AP) - Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Washington Mystics rally for a 50-48 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night.

The Fever and Mystics, the lowest scoring team in the WNBA coming into the game, combined for the lowest-scoring game in the league this season.

Washington snapped a three-game losing streak, while Indiana's three-game winning streak ended.

Ebony Hoffman led the Fever with 16 points.

The Mystics outscored Indiana 20-8 in the fourth quarter. The Mystics trailed 40-30 after the third period and held the Fever to three baskets. Washington scored nine points off five Indiana turnovers in the final quarter.

McWilliams-Franklin scored Washington's final two baskets on putbacks. She broke a 46-46 tie on her follow-up with 2:15 left.

McWilliams-Franklin made it 50-46 on her basket with 1:01 left. Indiana's Katie Douglas sliced the lead to two on a lay-up with 45.9 seconds to go, but Tammy Sutton-Brown missed a short shot with 4.9 seconds left to let the Mystics hold on.

Indiana dominated most of the game, holding the Mystics to their lowest scoring half of the season en route to a 29-14 lead at the break.

Washington made only seven baskets in the first half and committed 13 turnovers.

The Mystics led the league in three-point shooting entering the game, but made 1-for-12 against Indiana. Monique Currie's 3 gave them a 46-43 lead with 3:14 left, their first lead in the second half.

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