Final

Fever 83

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Sky 72

(1-1, 0-1 home)

    8:30 PM ET, May 25, 2012

    1 2 3 4 T
    IND 21 16 21 2583
    CHI 18 17 19 1872

    Top Performers

    Indiana: T. Catchings 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Chicago: S. Fowles 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tamika Catchings, Katie Douglas lead Fever over Sky

    Associated Press

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and Katie Douglas added 21 to lead the Indiana Fever to an 83-72 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night.

    Jessica Davenport scored 12 points for the Fever (2-0), who won for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings against the Sky and improved to 20-5 in the all-time series.

    Sylvia Fowles scored 16 of her 21 points in the second half to lead the Sky (1-1). Epiphanny Prince had 17 points and Shay Murphy added 10.

    Chicago trailed by just three points early in the fourth quarter before Indiana pulled away. A 3-pointer by Catchings extended the Fever's lead to 75-53 with 3:24 to play.

    Catchings, the WNBA's reigning MVP, had six early points to help Indiana to a 21-18 lead through one quarter. The Fever used a 7-0 run midway through the period for a 15-9 edge. Swin Cash scored six points in the quarter as the Sky twice crept within a point but got no closer.

    The teams combined for 1 of 13 shooting early in the second quarter. Chicago went scoreless for nearly 4 minutes before Prince hit a jumper. Prince had nine points in the quarter, including a late 3 that gave the Sky a 31-29 lead. It didn't last as Douglas' jumper tied it and the Fever went on to a 37-35 halftime lead.

    Fowles scored 10 points in the third quarter but couldn't put Chicago in front. Douglas made two buckets in the final 2 minutes to give Indiana a 58-54 lead entering the fourth.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      Indiana Chicago
    Points 83 72
    FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (48.333) 28-68 (41.176)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 3-20 (.150)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (76.923) 13-19 (68.421)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 4-25 14-37
    Assists 16 14
    Turnovers 14 20
    Steals 13 11
    Blocks 8 4
    Fast Break Points 18 11
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 25 (0/0)