INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 (AP) -- Tan White scored 17 points and Tamika Whitmore added 16 to lead the Indiana Fever to an 83-64 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in the regular-season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Seimone Augustus had 16 points for Minnesota before leaving the game with a right knee injury with 7:46 left in the fourth quarter. She did not return and her status for Sunday's game against Sacramento was unknown.
Indiana, which led 36-26 at the half, opened the third quarter with a 12-4 run to extend its lead to 18 points. Anna DeForge and Whitmore each hit 3-pointers during the run.
Augustus scored 12 third-quarter points to help the Lynx cut the deficit to 61-46, but White finished the period with a three-point play to help Indiana regain the momentum.
The Fever took their biggest lead of the game at 71-48 after Whitmore's 3-pointer and Catchings' layup with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter.