Tamika Catchings scores 23, Fever beat Stars 84-75
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tamika Catchings had 23 points, five steals and two blocks to help the Indiana Fever beat the San Antonio Stars 84-75 on Friday night.
Catchings moved into eighth place in WNBA history with 581 career 3-pointers, hitting an open 3 from the wing with 2:40 left in the second quarter. The Fever led 42-29 at halftime behind Catchings' 10 points.
San Antonio battled back in the third by outscoring Indiana 26-13 to tie it at 55. Kayla McBride started the fourth with a 3-pointer to give the Starts their first lead since 7-5. But Indiana went on an 8-0 run, with 3-pointers by Catchings and Marissa Coleman, for a 65-60 lead.
Dearica Hamby's 3-point play pulled San Antonio to 77-71 with 2:06 left, but Briann January answered with a 3-pointer.
Lynetta Kizer added 13 points for Indiana (5-7), which is ranked No. 8 in the AP power poll. Catchings was 8 of 11 from the field with two 3-pointers.
McBride led San Antonio (2-8), 12th in the poll, with 21 points.