Catchings scores 21 to lead Fever over Dream 80-66 - NBC Sports

Catchings scores 21 to lead Fever over Dream 80-66
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 10: Briann January #20 of the Indiana Fever shoots around Erika de Souza #14 of the Atlanta Dream on August 10, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
August 10, 2013, 9:12 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings had 21 points to lead the short-handed Indiana Fever to an 80-66 win over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.

All-Star Shavonte Zellous, the Fever's second-leading scorer, sat out the game with a foot injury and is listed day to day.

Erin Phillips made her first start of the season in Zellous' place and had a career-high five 3-pointers, helping an improved outside shooting performance for the defending WNBA champions.

The Fever were just 1 of 9 from 3-point range in Thursday's 74-64 loss to Los Angeles.

But Indiana found its stroke from beyond the arc early on Saturday, shooting 4 of 6 on 3-pointers in the first quarter and finishing 8 of 14.

Phillips scored 15 points and Karima Christmas had 15 points for the Fever, who improved to 11-11.

Angel McCoughtry led the Dream (11-7) with 17 points. Erika DeSouza added 13.

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