Tulsa, OK – Tamika Catchings poured in 16 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists on Saturday and the Indiana Fever held on for a 73-70 victory over the Tulsa Shock at BOK Center.
Katie Douglas scored 14 points and grabbed five boards and Briann January added 13 points for the Fever, who have won two straight games. Erin Phillips donated 10 points off the bench in the victory.
Glory Johnson put home a game-high 22 points and pulled down five rebounds, while Temeka Johnson netted 17 points, but it wasn't enough for the Shock, who have lost two straight and fell to 1-11 on the season.
Trailing by eight entering the fourth quarter, the Shock picked up their game in the final frame as a pair of Johnson free throws pulled Tulsa even at 67-67 with 53.5 seconds left.
Indiana's Tammy Sutton-Brown was fouled shortly thereafter and made 1-of-2 free throws. Catchings grabbed the rebound when Sutton-Brown missed her second try, and Phillips buried a three with 16.4 seconds to go.
Temeka Johnson sank a three for the Shock with 11.7 seconds left to cut the deficit to one, but Catchings calmly drained two free throws and Ivory Latta missed a potential tying three-pointer just before the buzzer.