Douglas delivers as Fever tops Dream, book East Finals ticket
Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Katie Douglas exploded for 24 points while Tamika Catchings and Erlana Larkins racked up double-double numbers as the Indiana Fever advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 76-64 victory over the Atlanta Dream in Tuesday’s knockout game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Powered by a crucial 9-2 run to open the fourth quarter, the Fever turned a 54-51 advantage into a double-digit advantage, enough to book a date with the Connecticut Sun in the Eastern Conference finals.
Douglas shot 9-for-19 from the field while Catching chalked up 16 points and 11 boards. But the biggest performer for the Fever was Larkins, who produced 16 points and 20 rebounds over 38 minutes.
Point guard Briann January also contributed 16 points for the Fever while Lindsey Harding chipped in with 17 points to lead the Dream.