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Fever rally past Sun

August 24, 2005

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— In a game of runs, the Indiana Fever had the final move.

Tamika Catchings scored 18 points and grabbed a key defensive rebound in the closing seconds, leading a rally that gave the Fever a 69-63 victory Tuesday night over the Connecticut Sun.

"They were going to make their runs, and we were, too," Catchings said. "We came together in the huddle and said if we want to win this game we have to stick together and get the ball inside."

The Fever (20-12), who gained home-court advantage in the first round of the WNBA playoffs, erased a seven-point deficit late in the game. It was the first victory at the Mohegan Sun arena for the Fever in their last four visits.

Sting 56, Shock 49

Charlotte, N.C. - Sheri Sam and Teana Miller each scored 12 as the league-worst Sting damaged Detroit's playoff hopes.

Mystics 82, Liberty 69, OT

Washington - Chasity Melvin matched her career-high with 30 points.

Storm 78, Silver Stars 51

San Antonio - Betty Lennox scored 12 points in 14 minutes.

Monarchs 76, Mercury 70

Sacramento, Calif. - Yolanda Griffith had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the surging Monarchs never trailed.

Sparks 73, Lynx 63

Los Angeles - Chamique Holdsclaw had 20 points and eight rebounds, and tied a career high with seven assists.

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