81 85

STAR OF THE GAME
Katie Douglas
Douglas was hot from the start, as she led the Fever with a season-high 29 points, including a three pointer at the buzzer before halftime, which gave the Fever a six point lead heading into the break. Douglas shot 64 percent from the field including 3-for-5 on 3-pointers.
UNSUNG HERO
Jene Morris
Morris had her best scoring game of the season, as she came off the bench to score 14 for the Fever. Morris shot 80 percent (4-for5) from beyond the three point arc in the game and hit some big shots to extend the Fever lead.
QUOTABLE
Lin Dunn
In general:
"I thought we battled with them. They are very, very good at home. I thought there free-throws and offensive rebounds hurt us. Were a physical team, there a physical team, i just thought free-throws would have been more even. They took there defense up a notch in the third quarter and it hurt us."

Katie Douglas
On Shooting the Ball Well:
"During pregame, i didn't think it would be so good! But I've gotten some good rest lately, i felt good and got to the free-throw line a few times. Once i found my shot i felt really good out there."

HIDDEN NUMBERS
Points in the paint:
Fever 24, Storm 32
Second-chance points:

Fever 8, Storm 16
Fast-break points:

Fever 6, Storm 8
Points off turnovers:

Fever 15, Storm 25
Starters scoring:

Fever 57, Storm 82
Bench scoring:

Fever 24, Storm 3
Douglas scores 29, but Fever Comes up Short at Seattle

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 8-5 20 29 11 21 81
at Seattle 12-2 27 16 15 27 85

SEATTLE In a good old-fashioned barn-burner between two of the WNBA's best teams, the Seattle Storm got 28 points from Lauren Jackson and 21 from Swin Cash to outlast the Indiana Fever, 85-81. Both teams held double-digit leads and Indiana lost an 11-point second half lead despite a season-high 29 points by Katie Douglas.

The Storm avenged a loss in Indianapolis eight days earlier by winning its third straight game and remaining unbeaten at home. The Fever, which lost for just the third time in its last 11 games, lost for the ninth time in 10 games at KeyArena since 2000.

With 60 seconds remaining and Indiana trailing 79-76, Tamika Catchings missed a 3-pointer to tie the score and 16 seconds later, the Fever All-Star fouled out of the game. Cash made the second of two free throws to give Seattle a two-possession lead. Katie Douglas answered with two Fever free throws, but a reverse layup from Jackson kept the Seattle lead at 4. A free throw by Camille Little gave the Storm a 5-point advantage, just enough to hold off the Fever after a 3-point basket by Jene Morris with two seconds remaining. Jackson sealed the win with a pair of free tosses with less than a second remaining.

Seattle overcame the 11-point margin by holding Indiana scoreless for a stretch of 5 minutes, 56 seconds and taking its first lead of the half on a Sue Bird 3-pointer with 4:24 to play.

Bird added 16 points for the Storm which upped its WNBA-best record to 12-2. Indiana got 17 points from Catchings who scored in double figures for the 31st consecutive game which is the longest active streak in the WNBA.

Indiana trailed by 10 early in the second period, 32-22, but outscored the Storm 24-11 the rest of the half. Katie Douglas scored 12 of 19 first-half points during the stretch, including a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer for a 49-43 lead, Indiana's largest of the half. A 3-pointer by rookie Jene Morris with 7:17 in the third period gave the Fever an 11-point advantage, 56-45, to cap a 34-13 run since its own double-digit deficit.

An entertaining first half included seven lead changes with both teams combining to shoot 61 percent from the floor. The Fever shot 64 percent and Seattle 57.