WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (AP) -- Tamika Catchings scored 15 of her game-high 26 points in the second half to help the Indiana Fever rally for a 79-68 victory over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night.
Catchings helped the Fever rally after the Mystics took a 45-37 halftime lead. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist scored 10 points in the third quarter, going 4-for-5 from the field. Indiana outscored Washington 25-10 in the period to take a 62-55 lead into the fourth.
The loss also further diminished Washington's flickering playoff hopes. The two teams are fighting for the Eastern Conference's final postseason spot, and Indiana (14-15) now holds a four-game lead over the Mystics (10-19) with just five games left.