Catchings redeems herself as Fever top struggling LynxMay 30, 2007 - 1:22 AM MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Tamika Catchings had a much better performance this time against the Minnesota Lynx.
Catchings collected 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Tamika Whitmore added 17 points as the Indiana Fever controlled the game throughout, posting an 89-75 victory over the Lynx on Tuesday night.
Ebony Hoffman had 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Indiana, which outscored Minnesota, 49-38, in the second half to secure the victory.
On Thursday, Catchings scored 24 points to lead a balanced attack for the Fever, who had a stellar second quarter en route to an 83-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks. The performance came on the heels off a poor opening effort against the Lynx.
The 6-1 forward scored just 12 points on 3-of-8 shooting as the Fever dropped an 83-64 decision to the Lynx on May 19.
In this contest, Catchings and Whitmore combined to shoot 15-of-29 from the field, including 5-of-9 on 3-pointers for the Fever, who shot 52 percent from the field (33-of-64).
Seimone Augustus scored 23 points for the Lynx, who shot just 40 percent (26-of-65) from field en route to their fifth straight loss to open the season.
MINNESOTA 75 FINAL
May 29 9:03 PM
MINNESOTA 52 END, 3RD QTR
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MINNESOTA 37 HALFTIME
May 29 7:52 PM
MINNESOTA 15 END, 1ST QTR
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