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By VIN A. CHERWOO
Posted Aug 30 2012 10:46PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After a sluggish first half for both teams, Indiana picked up its play in the third quarter. When New York nearly got even early in the fourth, the Fever again ran away from the Liberty.

Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and Katie Douglas had 15 to lead Indiana to a 76-63 victory over New York on Thursday night. Shavonte Zellous added 11 points to help the Fever (16-8) win their fourth straight and sixth in seven games since the league's monthlong Olympic break.

``This was a game we needed to win,'' Catchings said. ``We came out really focused and determined to do a good job. I don't think we started the game off the way that we should've and are capable of. The third quarter in the first couple of minutes, we got the rhythm getting up and down the court.''

The Fever remained 2 1/2 games behind first-place Connecticut in the Eastern Conference with 10 games remaining. Atlanta, which has eight left, is four games behind Indiana.

``My goal for this team is to continue to get better and not really focus where we stand in the playoff (race),'' Catchings said. ``Just be concerned every single game with who we're playing. ... Coming back from the break into the second half we wanted to focus and get a sense of urgency and I feel we're starting to play with that. ... We have to continue to build off that.''

Cappie Pondexter and Essence Carson had 18 points each, and Nicole Powell added 12 for New York (9-16), which lost its third straight and fifth of its last seven.

Trailing by 10 about midway through the third quarter, the Liberty used a 12-3 run over a 4:10 stretch, capped by 3-pointers from Powell and Carson to cut the deficit to 43-42 with 1:15 left in the third.

Zellous made a 3 for Indiana 26 seconds later to push the margin back to four, and the Fever took a 49-46 lead into the fourth. Pondexter and Carson sandwiched layups for New York around a jumper by Jessica Davenport to pull the Liberty to 51-50 with 9:10 remaining in the game.

However, Indiana scored the next 12 points to regain a double-digit lead. Catchings had two free throws, Douglas made a 3-pointer, Davenport had two layups and Jeanette Pohlen added a 3 to push the Fever's lead to 63-50 with 6:10 to go.

The Liberty made one more run, scoring five consecutive points, capped by a layup from Carson to cut the deficit to 65-58 about 2 1/2 minutes later. But that was as close as they got.

``We knew when we pulled ahead, they were still going to have a run left in them and they made that run,'' Fever coach Lin Dunn said. ``When they decided to go to the 3-2 zone, I thought that really helped us. It slowed them down a little bit, it stopped some of Cappie's penetration. We got a couple of steals out of it and were able to get up by 10 and that was the difference in the ball game.''

Erin Phillips made a jumper and Douglas hit two free throws to extend Indiana's margin to 69-58 with 2:50 to go, and the Fever led by at least eight the rest of the way.

The Liberty finished with a 35-25 rebounding edge, but committed 21 turnovers - leading to 20 points for Indiana. New York also finished the night 2 for 3 on free throws while Indiana was 14 for 21.

``We turn the ball over 21 times, any team would capitalize off that and Indiana did,'' Pondexter said. ``We were a step slow and it could be a number of reasons, coming off a nine-day round trip and one day to prepare. There has to be a sense of urgency at the beginning of the game not the fourth quarter.''

New York, which dropped a half-game behind Chicago for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East, lost three of five on its road swing and began a stretch of six straight and seven of the last 10 at home.

``We're going to keep plugging and we feel like we can make the playoffs,'' Liberty coach John Whisenant said. ``If we can just correct some of our flaws, then that's what we're going to try and do.''

The Fever stretched a four-point halftime lead to 10 less than 4 minutes into the third quarter. Zellous had a layup and Catchings made two free throws in the opening minute of the period to push Indiana's advantage to 34-26. Zellous and Tammy Sutton-Brown had layups about 50 seconds apart to make it 40-30 with 6:19 to go.

Catchings scored nine points in the first half to help the Fever take a 30-26 lead at the break. Indiana shot 33 percent from the field (10 for 30), including 4 for 11 on 3s, and 6 for 10 on free throws.

Pondexter had 10 points for the Liberty, who shot 43 percent (12 for 28) but committed 11 turnovers.


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Fever
Liberty
     
    • 44.3%

    • 46.7%

    • 42.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 66.7%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND NYL
Total Rebounds 10 4
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Turnovers 8 21
Fast Break Pts: 8 5
Biggest Lead: 13 0
Points in the Paint: 26 36
IND NYL
p Catchings   22 2 players   18
rb Catchings   5 2 players   8
a January   8 Pierson   4
s Douglas   4 2 players   2
b Zellous   2 Walker   2
 
  • 06/02 - NYL 68 @ IND 91
  • 06/03 - IND 72 @ NYL 87
  • 07/10 - NYL 82 @ IND 84
  • 08/30 - IND 76 @ NYL 63
Indiana Fever (16-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Catchings F 33:39 7-14 1-2 7-8 +13 1 4 5 4 1 3 2 0 0 22
K. Douglas G-F 31:39 5-14 3-7 2-2 +11 1 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 15
T. Sutton-Brown C 09:42 1-3 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
B. January G 26:15 2-4 1-3 2-4 +8 0 4 4 8 4 1 2 0 0 7
S. Zellous G 26:58 4-10 1-3 2-2 +12 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 0 11
J. Davenport   21:19 4-8 0-0 0-3 +3 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 8
E. Phillips   22:06 1-5 0-2 0-0 +7 0 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 2 2
E. Larkins   15:20 1-1 0-0 1-2 +3 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
J. Pohlen   13:02 2-2 2-2 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
K. Christmas   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Goodlett   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 27-61 8-19 14-21   5 20 25 21 11 14 8 3 5 76
  44.3% 42.1% 66.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 10
New York Liberty (9-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierson F 31:18 1-8 0-0 0-0 -9 0 8 8 4 3 2 7 1 0 2
N. Powell F 25:36 5-8 2-4 0-0 -5 0 5 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 12
K. Vaughn C 25:03 1-4 0-0 1-2 -6 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
L. Mitchell G 29:33 2-6 0-3 0-0 -5 1 4 5 1 3 2 3 0 1 4
C. Pondexter G 35:01 8-18 1-4 1-1 -14 2 6 8 2 1 0 5 0 1 18
D. Walker   04:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0
E. Carson   27:56 8-13 2-4 0-0 -12 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 18
A. Montgomery   06:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Braxton   14:57 3-3 0-0 0-0 -7 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
K. Cain   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Redmon   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 28-60 5-15 2-3   7 28 35 14 14 4 21 5 3 63
  46.7% 33.3% 66.7%   team rebs: 4 total to: 22

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • Officials: #9 Denise Brooks, #44 Felicia Grinter, #35 Billy Smith
  • Attendance: 5315
  • Duration: 1:45
Indiana Fever (17-8) New York Liberty (9-17)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Sutton-Brown (Vaughn gains possession) 
  09:39 Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Douglas (1 BLK) 
  09:38 Team Rebound 
  09:35 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:09 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:January (1 ST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:58  
  08:57 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:57
[IND 1-0]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:57
[IND 2-0]
 
  08:40 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:37  
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:22
[IND 4-0]
 
  08:05
[NYL 2-4]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zellous Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Mitchell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:31  
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Vaughn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:16 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:11
[NYL 4-4]
Vaughn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Catchings Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:54
[IND 6-4]
 
  06:31
[NYL 6-6]
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST)  06:13
[IND 9-6]
 
  05:48 Pierson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:42  
Sutton-Brown Substitution replaced by Davenport  05:42  
Douglas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:10 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:33 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:23 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:22  
Davenport Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
Catchings Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:46 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zellous (1 BLK) 
  03:45 Team Rebound 
  03:39 Powell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Zellous (1 ST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:31 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:27
[NYL 8-9]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Zellous Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:27  
  03:27 Powell Substitution replaced by Carson 
  03:27 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:27  
  03:27
[NYL 9-9]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:04 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davenport (1 ST) 
Davenport Jump Shot: Missed Block: Walker (1 BLK)  02:49  
  02:47 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:43 Pondexter Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:42  
Phillips Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walker (2 BLK)  02:38  
Team Rebound  02:37  
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:21 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:20  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:55 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:52 Carson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:52 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  01:52 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST)  01:30
[IND 11-9]
 
  01:15 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zellous (2 ST) 
  01:12 Walker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:12
[IND 12-9]
 
Catchings Substitution replaced by Larkins  01:12  
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:12
[IND 13-9]
 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Pohlen  01:02  
  00:54.2
[NYL 11-13]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (1 AST) 
  00:36.8 Walker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Larkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:36.8  
Team Rebound  00:36.8  
  00:36.8 Walker Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Larkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:36.8
[IND 14-11]
 
  00:20.9 Pierson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:19.5  
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (17-8) New York Liberty (9-17)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Larkins Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Phillips (1 AST)  09:37
[IND 16-11]
 
  09:12
[NYL 13-16]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
January 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Phillips (2 AST)  08:52
[IND 19-13]
 
  08:45
[NYL 15-19]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST)  08:30
[IND 22-15]
 
  08:16 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
January Substitution replaced by Douglas  08:16  
  08:16 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Mitchell 
Davenport Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (1 ST)  07:59  
Pohlen Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:39
[NYL 17-22]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Braxton (1 AST) 
Davenport Layup Shot: Missed Block: Braxton (1 BLK)  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Douglas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:17  
  06:56 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:55  
  06:40 Braxton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Davenport Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
  06:40 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  06:40 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Powell 
Davenport Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:18 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Phillips (1 ST) 
  06:18 Mitchell Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Davenport Substitution replaced by Catchings  06:18  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:49 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:47  
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:11 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Vaughn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Larkins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:59  
  04:59  
  04:40 Pierson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO) 
  04:27 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:27  
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:27
[IND 23-17]
 
  04:04
[NYL 19-23]
Mitchell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST)  03:46
[IND 26-19]
 
  03:26
[NYL 21-26]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mitchell (1 AST) 
Catchings Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:45
[NYL 24-26]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierson (2 AST) 
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Phillips (3 AST)  02:26
[IND 28-24]
 
  02:06 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:05  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:41  
  01:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Phillips Substitution replaced by January  01:41  
Larkins Substitution replaced by Zellous  01:41  
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Davenport  01:41  
  01:41 Pierson Substitution replaced by Walker 
  01:41 Carson Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
  01:27 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (2 ST) 
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST)  01:11
[IND 30-24]
 
  01:00 Jump Ball Vaughn vs Zellous (Powell gains possession) 
  00:52.1
[NYL 26-30]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:31.6 Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:17.6  
  00:06.9 Mitchell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davenport Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:05.4  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (17-8) New York Liberty (9-17)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST)  09:52
[IND 32-26]
 
  09:46 Mitchell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Douglas (2 ST) 
  09:43 Pierson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:43
[IND 33-26]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:43
[IND 34-26]
 
  09:24
[NYL 28-34]
Carson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierson (3 AST) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: January (4 AST)  09:03
[IND 36-28]
 
  08:42 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zellous (3 ST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:32 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
January Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:13
[NYL 30-36]
Carson Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:45 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:43  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:36  
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:35  
  07:16 Carson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sutton-Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Zellous Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: January (5 AST)  07:08
[IND 38-30]
 
  06:46 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:44  
January Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mitchell (2 ST)  06:34  
  06:24 Carson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Catchings (3 ST) 
Sutton-Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  06:19
[IND 40-30]
 
  06:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Vaughn Jump Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:55  
Sutton-Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierson (1 BLK)  05:48  
  05:47 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:45 Pierson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) Steal:Sutton-Brown (1 ST) 
Sutton-Brown Layup Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Mitchell Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:36
[NYL 32-40]
Mitchell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
January Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:07  
  05:07 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
  05:03 Jump Ball Pierson vs Catchings (Pierson gains possession) 
  04:52 Braxton Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Catchings Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:36  
Catchings Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:36  
Sutton-Brown Substitution replaced by Davenport  04:36  
  04:23 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:12
[NYL 34-40]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Catchings Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:51
[IND 42-34]
 
  03:24 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zellous (2 BLK) 
  03:23 Braxton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Phillips  03:10  
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Davenport Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:53  
  02:44
[NYL 36-42]
Pierson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carson (2 AST) 
  02:29 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  02:23 Pierson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
January Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:23  
Team Rebound  02:23  
  02:23 Pierson Substitution replaced by Powell 
January Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:23
[IND 43-36]
 
  02:12 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:11  
Phillips Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carson (1 BLK)  01:49  
  01:46 Carson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:43 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:36
[NYL 39-43]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
January Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  01:27  
January Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:27  
Catchings Substitution replaced by Larkins  01:27  
  01:15
[NYL 42-43]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
Zellous 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: January (6 AST)  00:49.4
[IND 46-42]
 
  00:33.7
[NYL 44-46]
Braxton Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
January Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:15.8
[IND 48-44]
 
  00:08.1
[NYL 46-48]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  00:00.5 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
January Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.5  
January Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:00.5
[IND 49-46]
 
End of 3rd Qtr
Indiana Fever (17-8) New York Liberty (9-17)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
  09:46
[NYL 48-49]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Davenport Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  09:29
[IND 51-48]
 
  09:19
[NYL 50-51]
Carson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  09:03 Mitchell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:03
[IND 52-50]
 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:03
[IND 53-50]
 
  08:46 Carson Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:45  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST)  08:37
[IND 56-50]
 
  08:21 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:20  
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Phillips (4 AST)  08:12
[IND 58-50]
 
  08:12 Carson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:12 Braxton Substitution replaced by Vaughn 
  08:12 Carson Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Davenport Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Zellous Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:03  
  07:47 Pondexter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Davenport Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (3 AST)  07:38
[IND 60-50]
 
  07:20 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
Phillips Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:18  
Phillips 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:51 Pondexter Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:32 Pondexter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:31 Pondexter Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:31 Pondexter Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (5 TO) 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Pohlen  06:31  
Pohlen 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (4 AST)  06:10
[IND 63-50]
 
  05:50  
  05:42
[NYL 53-63]
Pondexter 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pierson (4 AST) 
Davenport Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  05:20
[IND 65-53]
 
  05:00
[NYL 55-65]
Powell Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
Davenport Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:34  
Davenport Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Davenport Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Vaughn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
  04:22 Mitchell Substitution replaced by Carson 
Davenport Substitution replaced by Larkins  04:22  
  04:22
[NYL 56-65]
Vaughn Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Catchings Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pierson (1 ST)  03:59  
  03:53 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:48 Pondexter Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Carson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:43
[NYL 58-65]
Carson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Phillips Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:20
[IND 67-58]
 
  03:05 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Douglas (3 ST) 
  02:50 Vaughn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Phillips Substitution replaced by January  02:50  
Pohlen Substitution replaced by Zellous  02:50  
  02:50 Vaughn Substitution replaced by Braxton 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:50
[IND 68-58]
 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:50
[IND 69-58]
 
January Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:38  
  02:27 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Douglas (4 ST) 
Larkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pierson (2 ST)  02:22  
  02:11
[NYL 60-69]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:48  
Catchings Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: January (7 AST)  01:34
[IND 71-60]
 
  01:22
[NYL 63-71]
Carson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:03
[IND 73-63]
 
  00:53.9 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:52.9  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: January (8 AST)  00:33.2
[IND 76-63]
 
  00:26.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:25.6  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Pondexter Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:00.9 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd East
22
12
6-4
13-4
9-8
NYL
4th East
15
19
6-4
9-8
6-11
 
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rpg
apg
bpg
spg
Lynx Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .473 .
FT% .755 .
Points 86.0 NaN
Rebounds 37.8 NaN
Assists 20.8 NaN
Steals 7.6 NaN
Blocks 4.7 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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Fever Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .418 .
FT% .814 .
Points 78.3 NaN
Rebounds 32.2 NaN
Assists 16.6 NaN
Steals 9.5 NaN
Blocks 4.3 NaN
3-Point % .400 .
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