STAR OF THE GAME
Katie Douglas
Douglas scored 17 points in 32 minutes of action. She hit two timely three pointers to keep the Fever in front. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists.
UNSUNG HERO
Jessica Davenport
Davenport continues to shine this season off the bench. She scored 14 points in 17 minutes.
HIDDEN NUMBERS
Points in the paint:
Fever 36, Sky 44
Second-chance points:

Fever 7, Sky 15
Fast-break points:

Fever 7, Sky 11
Points off turnovers:

Fever 19, Sky 16
Starters scoring:

Fever 63, Sky 42
Bench scoring:

Fever 25, Sky 38
Catchings, Douglas lead Fever past Sky, 88-80

Team Record 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Indiana 20-11 25 26 21 16 88
at Chicago 14-17 26 23 15 16 80

By Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas scored 17 points each to help the Indiana Fever hold off the Chicago Sky 88-80 Sunday.

Erin Phillips had 16 points and reserve center Jessica Davenport added 14 for the Fever (20-11), who retained their half-game lead on second-place Connecticut in the Eastern Conference with three games to go.

Catchings had a three-point play with 57 seconds remaining that ended a scoring drought of more than 4 minutes and gave the Fever an 82-78 lead. Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points to lead Chicago (14-17), Sylvia Fowles had 15 and Tamera Young added 12.

The Sky were eliminated from playoff contention earlier Sunday when Atlanta clinched the East's fourth and final berth with a 73-52 win over Tulsa. Indiana dominated most of the third quarter and took a 64-53 lead on Tammy Sutton-Brown's jumper with 4:06 left. Chicago pulled within seven and trailed 72-64 entering the fourth.

Catchings, Douglas and Phillips each had nine points in a brisk first half as the Fever opened a 51-49 half-time lead. Young led the Sky with 10 points. In the opening quarter, Douglas scored five straight in the final minute to trim Chicago's lead to 26-25.

Indiana hit 9-of-12 3-pointers and was 30 of 55 from the field (55 percent). Chicago, which shot 62 percent in the first half, finished at 50 percent (32 for 64). The Sky had a 25-22 rebounding edge and outscored Indiana 44-36 in the paint.

Postgame Notes:

  • The Indiana Fever (2005-11) and the Los Angeles Sparks (1999-06) are the only teams in WNBA history with six 20-win seasons in a 7-year span.
  • Indiana Fever center Tammy Sutton-Brown had a career high five steals.