Lawson, Sun break Fever

Kara Lawson poured in a game-high 23 points and handed out six assists Wednesday as the Connecticut Sun topped the Indiana Fever, 73-67, at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Tina Charles netted 17 points and ripped down 12 rebounds, while Allison Hightower donated 10 points and four boards for the Sun, who have won back-to- back games and clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Katie Douglas scored 19 points and Tamika Catchings added 15 points in the Fever's third straight loss. At 20-12, Indiana has locked up a playoff berth and currently sits second in the East.

The Sun led by four after one quarter and used a 21-14 second frame to take a 38-27 lead at halftime.

Connecticut never trailed the rest of the way and led by as many as 17 despite turning the ball over 18 times, which led to 22 Indiana points.