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Catchings scores 30 as Indiana overcomes 22-point deficit to beat Sun 93-88 in OT

Catchings scores 30 as Indiana overcomes 22-point deficit to beat Sun 93-88 in OT

Tamika Catchings had 30 points and 13 rebounds, and the Indiana Fever made the biggest comeback in WNBA playoff history to defeat the Connecticut Sun 93-88 in overtime and advance to the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.
The Fever overcame a 39-17, second-quarter deficit to win the series 2-1. The previous biggest deficit overcome was 21 points, by Minnesota in a 74-72 win in 2003, against Los Angeles.
Katie Douglas led Connecticut with 27 points and Lindsay Whalen and Asjha Jones both added 21. The Sun won their first five games against the Fever this season, but lost the two that mattered most.
Tamika Whitmore scored 24 points, and Anna DeForge added 18 for the Fever.
Connecticut led 64-48 in the fourth quarter when the Fever went on an 11-0 run, highlighted by five points from Sheri Sam, to cut their deficit to 64-59 with 6:40 to go.
Indiana chopped the lead to 66-64 on a 3-pointer by Whitmore with 3:05 left, then took the lead on a 3-point play by Whitmore with 2:30 to go.
Silver Stars 80, Monarchs 78
At San Antonio, Vickie Johnson scored an easy layup on a pass from Becky Hammon with half a second remaining and San Antonio Silver held on to win the best-of-three Western Conference playoff series.
Although Sacramento overcame a 20-point deficit and took a lead with just more than a minute remaining in the game, San Antonio won behind a franchise playoff-record 26 points from Sophia Young.
Hammon added 22 points and seven assists while Johnson scored 14 and also had seven assists.
Nicole Powell led the comeback with 10 fourth-quarter points. She led the Monarchs with 20 points.
Kara Lawson added 12 while Rebekkah Brunson and Yolanda Griffith each scored 10.
The Silver Stars will play the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday in the Western Conference finals.


Updated : 2021-05-10 16:48 GMT+08:00