Fever Force Game 3 On Zellous Hoop

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In an effort to advance to their first WNBA Final since 2005, the Connecticut Sun took an 11-0 lead in the early moments of the first quarter against the Indiana Fever in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night.

Then it seemed they played catch-up for the remainder of the night.

Shavonte Zellous, the former Pittsburgh star, hit a desperation 17-footer with 1 second to play to give the Fever a 78-76 win at force Game 3 on Thursday.

Fever forward Erlana Larkins, channeling Dennis Rodman in his prime, was keeping Tina Charles away from the basket. And Indiana’s Katie Douglas put the Fever ahead 74-72 with a conventional three with 56 seconds to play.

Charles tied the score at 74 with two free throws and then Tamika Catchings, who had just seven points in Friday’s Game 1 at the casino, gave the Fever a 76-74 lead with 21.3 seconds to play.

The Sun called their final timeout and Allie Hightower scored on a drive and was fouled by Larkins with 12.5 seconds to play. Hightower missed the free throw and then Briann January missed a lay-up for the Fever, but kept the ball alive to set up the game-winner



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2 thoughts on “Fever Force Game 3 On Zellous Hoop

  1. UconnPhann

    Aysa Jones was amazing in the first half she and Lawson and Tina looked like they were going to run away with the game.

    But this is better for the WNBA a bit of a nail biter and then the final episode. Great theater, thought you may appreciate that John.

  2. Uconn Fanatic

    The way LA is playing against Maya and team they look like the Champs (yet to be crowned). Parker was amazing the other night, 18 points in the first half.
    John–Is the Philips either the Philips that spent 3 weeks at UConn or the one from Australia that quit for some phoney basketball???

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