Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Shavonte Zellous had a career-high 30
points on 10-of-17 shooting, powering the Indiana Fever in a 76-59 blowout of
the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Tamika Catchings scored 17 points and Erin Phillips supplied 13 points for the
Fever, who are one win away from securing the franchise's first title. They'll
look to wrap up the best-of-five series Sunday in front of their adoring fans.
The Indiana faithful were treated to a dominating performance Friday night.
When Karima Christmas hit a driving layup with 1:58 remaining in the third
quarter, the Fever went up 70-33, setting a WNBA Finals record for largest
margin at 37 points.
With the game's outcome seemingly decided, Indiana let up on the gas. The
defending champs outscored the Fever 21-6 in the final frame.
Indiana, once again, played without guard Katie Douglas because of a sprained
Rebekkah Brunson was the lone Lynx player to reach double-digits in points,
finishing with 12. Maya Moore was limited to eight points.
Minnesota got off to a promising start, leading 12-8 when Lindsay Whalen
nailed a 3-pointer. Indiana countered with an 11-0 run and led by five after
the first quarter.
The Fever's advantage ballooned to 21 on a Zellous trey late in the second
Minnesota registered only one assist in the first half and trailed 45-27 at
The Lynx's Taj McWilliams-Franklin opened the scoring in the second half with
a layup, but Indiana followed with 16-0 surge to transform the game into a
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