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Catchings helps Fever beat Liberty 90-76


By DOUG FEINBERG
Posted Aug 10 2014 5:54PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever played with a sense of urgency and blew past the New York Liberty.

Catchings scored a season-high 29 points to lead Indiana to a 90-76 victory over the Liberty on Sunday, ending the Fever's three-game losing streak. The Fever moved past the Liberty into third place in the tight Eastern Conference.

Catchings got the Fever going with 12 points in the first quarter as Indiana dominated from the start.

''I think we came out with a playoff mentality,'' Catchings said. ''It's been disappointing the highs and lows we've been playing with, underacheiving as a team and we wanted to come out and focus on just playing hard for four minutes at a time.''

The Fever (14-17) led 10-8 before going on a 14-4 run to close the quarter. Catchings had five points during the burst.

It only got worse for New York (13-17) from there as Indiana extended its advantage to 23 in the second quarter and led by 19 at the half.

Down 23 in the third, New York cut it to 77-68 on Sugar Rodgers' 3-pointer with 4:56 left, but Catchings answered with her own 3 to restore the double-digit lead and seal the win.

''They definitely wanted it more,'' said Tina Charles, who scored 17 points for New York. ''They saw where they were in the playoff race and wanted to get this one. Catch had 20 in the first half. We have to come out with that energy and intensity.''

Cappie Pondexter scored 18 points to lead New York.

Erlana Larkins added 14 points and Shavonte Zellous had 11 for the Fever, who continued their success on the road this season. They improved to 9-7 away from home, matching the most road victories in franchise history. Indiana has just five wins at home.

''I don't know what it is,'' Catchings said. ''I don't know. One thing I think of is distraction. You get to a city, you're in a hotel, when you're at home, you got friends and family and a lot of things going on. We need to focus and put our foot down. This week is so important for us to make the playoffs.''

The two teams will play twice more over the next seven days, including next Sunday at Madison Square Garden to close out the regular season. New York also hosts Phoenix on Tuesday and visits Washington on Saturday night. The Fever have two games at home against the Liberty on Thursday and Chicago on Saturday.

This was the Fever's first time playing at Madison Square Garden since the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2010. The Garden underwent $1 billion renovations over the past three years. Catchings finished three points short of her career high established against New York in 2002.

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Fever
Liberty
     
    • 57.4%

    • 54.7%

    • 53.8%

    • 40.0%

    • 72.2%

    • 76.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND NYL
Total Rebounds 8 9
Offensive Rebounds 7 3
Turnovers 11 14
Fast Break Pts: 0 8
Biggest Lead: 23 0
Points in the Paint: 32 30
IND NYL
p Catchings   29 Pondexter   18
rb 2 players   6 2 players   4
a January   5 Charles   5
s Larkins   3 2 players   3
b Thomas   2 2 players   1
 
  • 05/31 - NYL 66 @ IND 70
  • 08/10 - IND 90 @ NYL 76
  • 08/14 - NYL 63 @ IND 76
  • 08/17 - IND 61 @ NYL 73
Indiana Fever (14-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Catchings F 28:58 11-19 4-5 3-6 +12 0 3 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 29
M. Coleman G-F 21:02 2-7 1-3 0-0 +4 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
E. Larkins F 31:52 7-8 0-0 0-0 +15 3 3 6 3 2 3 1 0 0 14
B. January G 29:27 0-2 0-1 3-3 +10 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 3
S. Zellous G 24:36 4-5 0-1 3-4 +1 0 4 4 3 4 2 3 0 0 11
K. Christmas   22:37 2-5 1-1 3-4 +13 3 3 6 1 2 1 1 0 0 8
L. Clarendon   04:58 0-0 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Howard   09:58 4-6 0-0 1-1 +4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 9
M. Lucas   10:50 3-5 1-2 0-0 +12 0 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 1 7
L. Kizer   05:21 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
S. Carter   06:30 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Thomas   03:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Total   200 35-61 7-13 13-18   7 18 25 23 20 8 11 2 2 90
  57.4% 53.8% 72.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
New York Liberty (13-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Montgomery G-F 17:56 1-2 0-0 1-2 -8 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 3
A. Warley-Talbert C 14:39 3-4 0-0 0-0 -14 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 6
T. Charles C 35:37 6-15 0-0 5-6 -11 0 2 2 5 0 3 6 1 0 17
A. Cruz G 26:25 3-4 1-1 0-0 -6 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 7
C. Pondexter G 36:22 6-10 0-1 6-8 -15 0 1 1 2 2 1 4 0 0 18
P. Pierson   16:58 0-4 0-1 0-0 -10 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 0
S. Cash   16:13 3-4 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
S. Rodgers   15:11 3-5 1-2 2-3 -9 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 9
C. Houston   15:32 4-4 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 8
N. Lacy   02:02 0-0 0-0 2-2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
S. McKinney   02:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E. Carson   01:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total   200 29-53 2-5 16-21   3 15 18 15 19 9 14 2 2 76
  54.7% 40.0% 76.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14

inactive

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

technical fouls

  • Fever: --
  • Liberty: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #18 Kurt Walker, #24 Tony Dawkins, #19 Tiara Cruse
  • Attendance: 8482
  • Duration: 1:53
Indiana Fever (15-17) New York Liberty (13-18)
Start of 1st Qtr
  10:00 Jump Ball Charles vs Larkins (January gains possession) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Catchings (1 AST)  09:42
[IND 3-0]
 
  09:27
[NYL 2-3]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (1 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Zellous (1 AST)  09:15
[IND 6-2]
 
  08:55 Charles Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Larkins (1 ST) 
Coleman Driving Jump shot: Missed  08:50  
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:48  
Coleman Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:25
[NYL 4-6]
Montgomery Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Zellous (2 AST)  08:04
[IND 8-4]
 
  07:45
[NYL 6-8]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Charles (2 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:22 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:15 Warley-Talbert Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:15 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: January (1 AST)  06:52
[IND 10-6]
 
  06:35 Charles Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:31
[NYL 8-10]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:14
[IND 12-8]
 
  06:02 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:00  
Catchings Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:29 Warley-Talbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:28  
Coleman Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Larkins (1 AST)  05:17
[IND 14-8]
 
January Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:02  
  05:02 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
  04:54
[NYL 10-14]
Cruz Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Coleman Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:41  
Coleman Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:41  
  04:41  
  04:31 Pierson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Larkins (2 AST)  04:10
[IND 16-10]
 
  03:52 Charles Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Larkins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Montgomery Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:21 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
  03:08 Charles Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
January Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  03:08
[IND 17-10]
 
  03:08 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Cash 
Zellous Substitution replaced by Christmas  03:08  
  03:08 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
Coleman Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Catchings (1 ST) 
  02:38 Pierson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:38  
Team Rebound  02:38  
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:38  
  02:37 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14 Pierson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: January (2 AST)  02:02
[IND 20-10]
 
  02:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
Catchings Substitution replaced by Clarendon  02:01  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Howard  02:01  
  01:43
[NYL 12-20]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Charles (3 AST) 
January 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:16  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (1 ST)  01:12  
January Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:06  
January Substitution replaced by Lucas  01:06  
  00:57.0 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:55.9  
Larkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lucas (1 AST)  00:39.8
[IND 22-12]
 
  00:28.9 Rodgers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lucas (1 ST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Clarendon (1 AST)  00:07.2
[IND 24-12]
 
  00:02.1 Pondexter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lucas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Qtr
Indiana Fever (15-17) New York Liberty (13-18)
Start of 2nd QtrBack to Top
Lucas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:53  
  09:43 Pierson Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:41  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lucas (2 AST)  09:20
[IND 26-12]
 
  09:20 Cash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:20
[IND 27-12]
 
  09:05
[NYL 14-27]
Warley-Talbert Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (1 AST) 
Lucas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rodgers (1 BLK)  08:50  
  08:49 Pierson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:32 Rodgers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
  08:24 Pierson Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:24 Rodgers Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Kizer Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:12
[IND 29-14]
 
  07:53 Pierson Jump Shot: Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:52  
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:42
[IND 31-14]
 
  07:39 Cash Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  07:39 Pierson Substitution replaced by Charles 
  07:27
[NYL 16-31]
Pondexter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cruz (2 AST) 
  07:03 Warley-Talbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Christmas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:03
[IND 32-16]
 
Clarendon Substitution replaced by January  07:03  
Christmas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:03
[IND 33-16]
 
Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:51  
Howard Substitution replaced by Larkins  06:51  
Kizer Substitution replaced by Catchings  06:51  
  06:42 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Larkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:41  
Larkins Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:21
[IND 35-16]
 
Larkins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:04  
  06:04 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:04 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Houston 
  06:04
[NYL 17-35]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:46 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:37 Pondexter Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Christmas (1 ST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:28
[IND 37-17]
 
  05:12 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Catchings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:10  
Christmas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Catchings (2 AST)  04:50
[IND 40-17]
 
  04:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:49 Pondexter Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
  04:49 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Pondexter 
Christmas Substitution replaced by Coleman  04:48  
Lucas Substitution replaced by Zellous  04:48  
  04:30 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:29  
  04:28 Houston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Houston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:55
[NYL 19-40]
Warley-Talbert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Charles (4 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Warley-Talbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:16
[NYL 22-40]
Cruz 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:15  
Larkins Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Catchings (3 AST)  02:55
[IND 42-22]
 
  02:43 Pondexter Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:42  
  02:35 Cruz Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
January Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:35
[IND 43-22]
 
January Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:35
[IND 44-22]
 
  02:18
[NYL 24-44]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
January Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
Larkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:09  
Larkins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Houston (1 ST)  02:08  
  02:08 Jump Ball Houston vs Larkins (Charles gains possession) 
  01:59 Warley-Talbert Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:59 Warley-Talbert Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:59 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Catchings Running Bank shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:36
[IND 46-24]
 
  01:18
[NYL 26-46]
Houston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zellous Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: January (3 AST)  01:01
[IND 48-26]
 
  00:52.8
[NYL 28-48]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cruz (3 AST) 
  00:41.7 Pierson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:41.7
[IND 49-28]
 
  00:41.7 Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash 
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:41.7
[IND 50-28]
 
  00:28.3
[NYL 30-50]
Houston Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Charles (5 AST) 
  00:08.9 Houston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Catchings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.9  
Team Rebound  00:08.9  
Catchings Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:08.9
[IND 51-30]
 
  00:00.0
[NYL 32-51]
Cruz Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
End of 2nd Qtr
Indiana Fever (15-17) New York Liberty (13-18)
Start of 3rd QtrBack to Top
  09:40
[NYL 34-51]
Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cruz (4 AST) 
Zellous Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:21
[IND 53-34]
 
  09:04 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Zellous (1 ST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:55
[IND 55-34]
 
  08:38
[NYL 36-55]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Team Rebound 
  08:20 Warley-Talbert Substitution replaced by Cash 
  08:05 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Zellous (2 ST) 
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:58 Cash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Zellous Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:48  
  07:48
[NYL 37-55]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:48
[NYL 38-55]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Larkins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: January (4 AST)  07:27
[IND 57-38]
 
  07:17 Charles Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Larkins (2 ST) 
Larkins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Catchings (4 AST)  06:57
[IND 59-38]
 
Zellous Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:44  
  06:32 Charles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Coleman Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Charles (2 ST)  06:22  
  06:16
[NYL 40-59]
Charles Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cash (1 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Cruz Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Larkins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:47  
  05:37 Cruz Jump Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:35  
Coleman 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Team Rebound 
Zellous Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:21  
Catchings Substitution replaced by Christmas  05:21  
Zellous Substitution replaced by Howard  05:21  
  05:02
[NYL 42-59]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  04:49  
Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:47  
Christmas Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:43  
Larkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:42  
  04:37 Houston Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:37  
  04:37 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  04:37 Cash Substitution replaced by Pierson 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Coleman (1 AST)  04:24
[IND 61-42]
 
  04:09 Pondexter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Larkins (3 ST) 
Larkins Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  03:50
[IND 63-42]
 
  03:27 Pondexter Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:26  
Larkins Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:05
[IND 65-42]
 
  02:50
[NYL 44-65]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:44 Rodgers Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
January Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Houston (2 ST)  02:27  
  02:21
[NYL 46-65]
Houston Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Christmas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Charles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:52
[NYL 48-65]
Pondexter Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:45  
Coleman Substitution replaced by Lucas  01:45  
January Substitution replaced by Carter  01:45  
Lucas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Houston (3 ST)  01:39  
  01:35
[NYL 50-65]
Rodgers Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (1 AST) 
Carter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35
[NYL 51-65]
Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Lucas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Larkins (3 AST)  01:19
[IND 68-51]
 
  01:03
[NYL 53-68]
Rodgers Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Houston (1 AST) 
Lucas Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:51.1
[IND 70-53]
 
  00:39.9 Charles Jump Shot: Missed 
Christmas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:38.8  
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Charles (1 BLK)  00:33.9  
  00:32.5 Team Rebound 
Christmas Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.5  
  00:32.5 Houston Substitution replaced by Montgomery 
Howard Substitution replaced by Catchings  00:32.5  
  00:32.5 Rodgers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.5 Team Rebound 
  00:32.5
[NYL 54-70]
Rodgers Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lucas (3 AST)  00:17.0
[IND 72-54]
 
  00:03.1 Pondexter Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Carter Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Qtr
Indiana Fever (15-17) New York Liberty (13-18)
Start of 4th QtrBack to Top
Kizer Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Pondexter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20
[NYL 56-72]
Charles Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierson (1 AST) 
Kizer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Charles (3 ST)  08:56  
Christmas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:52  
  08:52 Montgomery Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:52 Team Rebound 
Kizer Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:52  
  08:52
[NYL 57-72]
Montgomery Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Lucas (4 AST)  08:39
[IND 75-57]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:25  
  08:25
[NYL 58-75]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:25 Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:24 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lucas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:17  
  08:17 Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:17 Team Rebound 
Lucas Substitution replaced by Zellous  08:17  
  08:17
[NYL 59-75]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:04 Pierson Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Catchings Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pondexter (1 ST)  07:54  
Carter Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:49  
  07:45
[NYL 61-75]
Charles Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Montgomery (1 AST) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
Christmas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:21  
  07:20 Montgomery Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Catchings Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:03
[IND 77-61]
 
  06:39 Pierson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:38  
Zellous 3pt Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:30 Montgomery Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:19  
  06:19
[NYL 62-77]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Carter Substitution replaced by January  06:19  
  06:19 Pierson Substitution replaced by Cash 
  06:19
[NYL 63-77]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Christmas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Larkins  06:05  
Catchings Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50 Cruz Substitution replaced by Rodgers 
  05:50
[NYL 64-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:50
[NYL 65-77]
Pondexter Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rodgers (1 ST)  05:33  
  05:27 Rodgers Jump Shot: Missed 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:25  
Christmas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:11  
  04:55
[NYL 68-77]
Rodgers 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pondexter (2 AST) 
Catchings 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Christmas (1 AST)  04:27
[IND 80-68]
 
  04:06 Charles Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
  03:59 Montgomery Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:46 Pondexter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Catchings Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:36  
  03:33 Montgomery Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Christmas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:33
[IND 81-68]
 
Christmas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:33  
  03:33 Team Rebound 
Zellous Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:25  
  03:25
[NYL 69-81]
Charles Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:25
[NYL 70-81]
Charles Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:13 Montgomery Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:13
[IND 82-70]
 
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Christmas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:12  
  02:52 Pondexter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Zellous Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:52
[IND 83-70]
 
Zellous Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:52
[IND 84-70]
 
  02:31 Montgomery Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Rodgers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:26 Charles Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:25  
Christmas Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:08
[IND 86-70]
 
  02:02 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:02 Charles Substitution replaced by Lacy 
  02:02 Pondexter Substitution replaced by McKinney 
  01:53
[NYL 72-86]
Cash Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Zellous Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: January (5 AST)  01:28
[IND 88-72]
 
  01:13 Cash Jump Shot: Missed 
January Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:11  
Team Timeout : Short  01:04  
  01:04 Montgomery Substitution replaced by Carson 
Catchings Substitution replaced by Thomas  01:04  
January Substitution replaced by Carter  01:04  
Christmas Substitution replaced by Lucas  01:04  
Larkins Substitution replaced by Kizer  01:04  
Lucas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Zellous (3 AST)  00:52.4
[IND 90-72]
 
  00:33.8
[NYL 74-90]
Cash Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Zellous Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lacy (1 ST)  00:27.0  
Kizer Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:25.1  
  00:25.1
[NYL 75-90]
Lacy Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:25.1
[NYL 76-90]
Lacy Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:25.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.9 Carson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
Zellous Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:12.0  
End of 4th Qtr
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- NBA TV National 3:00 pm ET
-- MSG Local 3:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd East
16
18
5-5
7-10
9-8
NYL
5th East
15
19
5-5
10-7
5-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Catchings 24.0
Larkins 11.0
January 4.5
2 players 1.0
Catchings 4.5
NYL
Charles 16.9
Charles 9.0
Pondexter 3.9
Charles 0.8
Cruz 1.4
Sky Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .433 .
FT% .810 .
Points 76.2 NaN
Rebounds 34.2 NaN
Assists 16.4 NaN
Steals 7.2 NaN
Blocks 5.9 NaN
3-Point % .332 .
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Mercury Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .484 .
FT% .812 .
Points 83.5 NaN
Rebounds 33.7 NaN
Assists 19.4 NaN
Steals 6.9 NaN
Blocks 6.0 NaN
3-Point % .350 .
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 0
Chicago Sky (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Phoenix Mercury (0-0)
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