STAR OF THE GAME
Katie Douglas
WNBA scoring leader Katie Douglas finished with a team-high 11 points while also adding six rebounds and a pair of steals.
UNSUNG HERO
Tamika Catchings
Catchings missed her first double-double of the season by two points, finishing with 8. She had a game-high 14 rebounds, however.
HIDDEN NUMBERS
Points in the paint:
Fever 24, Storm 22
Second-chance points:

Fever 11, Storm 13
Fast-break points:

Fever 7, Storm 6
Points off turnovers:

Fever 3, Storm 13
Starters scoring:

Fever 29, Storm 47
Bench scoring:

Fever 25, Storm 21
Storm Dominates Early, Fever Never Recovers

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 3-2 10 9 14 21 54
at Seattle 2-1 15 22 21 10 68

SEATTLE (AP) Swin Cash had 14 points and eight rebounds, Sue Bird added 12 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 68-54 on Friday night.

LeCoe Willingham had 10 points for Seattle (2-1). Katie Douglas led Indiana (3-2) with 11 points after entering the game with a WNBA-best 21.3 average. Douglas got off just seven shots in the game, hitting four. Tameka Catchings added eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Seattle, coming off a loss to Minnesota on June 9 when it fell behind 22-0, scored the first four points Friday and never trailed.

Seattle finished the first half on 15-4 run, expanding a 19-15 lead to 37-19 by the break. Bird capped it with a buzzer-beating 3-point bank shot from the right of the lane. Indiana took just seven shots in the second quarter, hitting one, and was 4 of 21 (19 percent) in the half.

The Storm pushed the lead to 21 in the opening 2 minutes of the second half. Indiana quickly cut it to 15, but Seattle took a 25-point lead at 58-33 into the final quarter.

Indiana was 16 of 55 (29.1 percent) overall. The Storm also struggled from the field, going 22 of 66 (33.3 percent).

Postgame Notes:

  • Indiana's 54 points was its lowest point total since a 64-53 loss at San Antonio on June 11, 2008.
  • Indiana continues its three-game road trip at Phoenix on Sunday (6 p.m. ET). The Fever concludes its cross-country trip when it visits the Washington Mystics on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET).