Atlanta wins again, defeats Indiana on road

INDIANAPOLIS(AP) Iziane Castro Marques scored 24 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to their third win of the season, an 81-77 victory Wednesday against the Indiana Fever.

Betty Lennox scored 11 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, and former Indiana center Alison Bales added eight points and 11 rebounds for the expansion Dream (3-19). Atlanta has won three of its last five games after an 0-17 start.

Indiana forward Tamika Catchings had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five assists before re-injuring her right heel with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter. Catchings, who missed the first eight games of the season because of an Achilles' tendon injury, was kicked in the foot and did not return to the game.

Katie Douglas had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Ebony Hoffman added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Fever (10-10), who ended their five-game home winning streak.

Indiana, which trailed by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, took a 63-61 lead on Hoffman's 3-pointer with 5:30 left in the fourth. The Dream regained a 73-71 advantage following consecutive 3s by Lennox.

The Fever closed within 78-77 on Hoffman's 3-pointer with 16 seconds left, but Lennox hit two free throws. Hoffman missed a 3-point attempt with 8 seconds remaining.

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