Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Katie Douglas scored a game-high 24 points
to lead the Indiana Fever to a 75-64 victory over the Atlanta Dream in the
decisive Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Erlana Larkins added 16 points and 20 rebounds, while Tamika Catchings had 16
points and 11 boards for the Fever, who will face the Connecticut Sun in the
conference finals on Tuesday.
Briann January also contributed 16 points in the win.
Lindsey Harding paced Atlanta with 17 points and seven assists. Angel
McCoughtry and Sancho Lyttle finished with 16 and 10 points, respectively, for
the Dream, who were trying to eliminate Indiana from the playoffs for the
second straight season.
The game entered the break tied at 39-39 after a first half that saw four lead
changes and two ties, but the Fever opened the third quarter with 11-4 run
that included seven points by Catchings to jump out to a 50-43 lead.
Atlanta, though, answered with an 8-4 swing to get within 54-51 at the end of
The teams traded layups to start the fourth quarter to keep it a three-point
game, but Indiana netted the next seven points to run out to a 63-53 lead and
were never threatened down the stretch. The Fever led by at least six points
and by as much as 16 over the final seven-plus minutes of action.
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