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Fever beat Mystics 87-69, clinch No. 1 seed

 Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, shoots over Washington Mystics' Nicky Anosike during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indian...
 Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, gets past Washington Mystics' Matee Ajavon as she drives the baseline during the first half of a WNBA b...
 Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne, left, and Indiana Fever forward Tangela Smith get tangled up as they fight for a rebound during the first half...
 Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips, top, tries to tie up Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne as they scramble for a loose ball during the first half...

Mystics Fever Basketball

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, shoots over Washington Mystics' Nicky Anosike during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Indian...

Mystics Fever Basketball

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, left, gets past Washington Mystics' Matee Ajavon as she drives the baseline during the first half of a WNBA b...

Mystics Fever Basketball

Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne, left, and Indiana Fever forward Tangela Smith get tangled up as they fight for a rebound during the first half...

Mystics Fever Basketball

Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips, top, tries to tie up Washington Mystics' Crystal Langhorne as they scramble for a loose ball during the first half...

Katie Douglas scored 21 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 87-69 on Wednesday and clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Tamika Catchings had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Tammy Sutton-Brown added a season-high 15 points for the Fever (21-11).
Connecticut can match Indiana's record, but the Fever have the tiebreaker because of a 3-2 advantage in the head-to-head matchup this season.
The last time Indiana had the top record in the East, the Fever reached the 2009 WNBA finals. Indiana is one win short of tying the franchise record for victories in a season with two games remaining.
Crystal Langhorne had 18 points and 15 rebounds for Washington (6-27), which has lost 12 of 13.


Updated : 2021-04-15 23:36 GMT+08:00