Catchings' 28 points lifts Fever past Sky in OT
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Tamika Catchings scored eight of her 28 points in overtime to lead the Indiana Fever to a 92-86 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday night.
Shay Murphy added 20 as the Fever (1-2) snapped a season-opening two-game losing streak.
Playing in front of a franchise record 6,477 fans in their new Allstate Arena home, the Sky (0-3) rallied from a 78-72 deficit as Sylvia Fowles scored four points in the final 2 minutes of regulation.
Fowles, who finshed with 22 points and 12 rebounds, hit a running hook shot with 14 seconds left to tie the score force a 78-78 tie.
Catchings took over in the extra period as she scored eight of her teams first 10 points, including what proved to be the game-winning layup with 13.5 seconds for an 88-86 lead.
Tammy Sutton-Brown added 12 points for Indiana.
Rookie Epiphanny Prince had 20 points, Cathrine Kraayeveld added 16 and Shameka Christon 11.