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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Indiana Fever win WNBA title

Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever finally have that elusive WNBA title.

Catchings' 25 points in Sunday night's win as Indiana closed out the defending champion Minnesota winning the best of five series in four games. Former Connecticut Sun guard Erin Phillips added 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists while Briann January and Shavonte Zellous had 15 points each as the Fever clinched the title with an 87-78 win in game four on Sunday. Catchings finished the series averaging 22.3 points in the four games.

In a nice touch, Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn inserted former Connecticut Sun star Katie Douglas in the game for the final three seconds. Douglas injured her ankle in the final game of the Eastern Conference final against Connecticut and missed the entire championship series before being allowed to be on the court for as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Former Connecticut Sun guard Lindsay Whalen led Minnesota with 22 points while former UConn star Maya Moore added 16 points.

With Indiana winning, this is the first time since 2005 that there are no former UConn players on the WNBA championship team and since the league began play in 1997, this is just the sixth time the WNBA champs don't have at least one former Husky on the roster.

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