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Coleman scores 20 as Fever rally from 16 down to defeat Mystics 64-61

  • Washington Mystics guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (14) shoots between Indiana Fever forwards Natasha Howard (33) and Erlana Larkins (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Mystics guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (14) shoots between Indiana Fever forwards Natasha Howard (33) and Erlana Larkins (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) walks on the edge of the scorer's table after jumping up there after a loose ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) walks on the edge of the scorer's table after jumping up there after a loose ball during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) looks to pass as she is guarded by Washington Mystics center Kia Vaughn (9) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) looks to pass as she is guarded by Washington Mystics center Kia Vaughn (9) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Friday, June 6, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Marissa Coleman scored 20 points, Erlana Larkins added 13 points and nine rebounds, and the Indiana Fever rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit for a 64-61 win over the Washington Mystics on Friday night.

The Mystics rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie, but Bria Hartley's 3-point attempt was blocked by Natasha Howard with 2.8 seconds left.

Indiana won its fourth straight for the first time since 2012.

The Fever, playing without leading scorer Briann January (sprained ankle), shot 2 of 18 in the first quarter and trailed 23-7 early in the second.

Down nine at intermission, they outscored Washington 24-9 in the third quarter, led by Larkins' 10 points.

Hartley scored 16 and Ivory Latta added 12 for Washington, which had won three straight.

The Mystics outrebounded Indiana 40-29, but turned over the ball 17 times.