PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi scored seven of her 32 points in overtime, all on free throws, as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 93-89 on Sunday.
Candice Dupree had 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Mercury (1-3), who were the WNBA's last winless team this season. Marie Ferdinand-Harris added 17 points, including the final two free throws with 8.5 seconds left for Phoenix, which trailed by 12 late in the third quarter.
Jessica Davenport had 20 points and nine rebounds before fouling out 13 seconds into the extra period, Tamika Catchings added 17 and 15 rebounds for the Fever (3-3). Jeanette Pohlen also scored 17 points, including 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in the first half.
Ferdinand-Harris hit a 17-footer with 1:25 left in overtime to tie it the score at 89.
Indiana turned the ball over and Catchings fouled Taurasi with 21.7 seconds left and she hit the two free throws. She had made five straight earlier in the overtime to tie it at 87 after Indiana had scored the first five points.
Temeka Johnson made two free throws with 9.5 seconds left in regulation but Briann January found Davenport for a layup with 1.9 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime at 82-all.
Phoenix trailed 64-52 with 1:14 left in the third quarter. The Mercury rallied with a 22-10 run as Taurasi and Penny Taylor scored back-to-back baskets to tie the score at 74 with 3:38 remaining in regulation.
Despite missing nine of their first 11 shots, the Fever erased an early eight-point deficit to take a 50-41 halftime advantage. Indiana went on a 16-4 run to start the second quarter.
The Fever led by as much as 55-41 in the first minute of the second half.
With 1:40 left in the first quarter, Indiana leading scorer Katie Douglas, who has averaged 19.2 points a game in the first five contests, hurt her lower back on a fall and did not return.
Indiana's reserves outscored their Phoenix counterparts 52-21.