Indiana beats Phoenix 86-85 in Game 3Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings had 14 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Indiana Fever moved within one victory of the WNBA title Sunday with an 86-85 win over the Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of the finals.
The Mercury's Tangela Smith missed a jumper from the foul line as time expired.
The Fever took a 2-1 lead in the series and can clinch their first championship with a win at home Wednesday.
Ebony Hoffman led the Fever with 18 points. Briann January scored 17, and Katie Douglas had 15.
Cappie Pondexter led Phoenix with 23 points and Le'Coe Willingham added 17. League MVP Diana Taurasi scored 18 points but
shot 6-for-16 from the field.
There were seven lead changes and three ties in the second half.