Parker Rallies Sparks Past Fever; Other WNBA Scores
Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 12:00am
(INDIANAPOLIS) - With her team struggling against Indiana, Sparks star Candace Parker took over. Parker scored 17 of her season-high 34 points in the third quarter to help Los Angeles rally to beat the Fever 86-78 on Tuesday night. The Fever (10-12), who led 46-36 at halftime, lost a second half lead for the seventh time in 10 games. Putting an end to the trend of letting late leads slip away is a point of emphasis Fever coach Lin Dunn continues to stress to her team. And it's a trend that Indiana's players openly acknowledge will cost them precious playoff positioning if they can't keep control of games when they have them in hand. Indiana was in second place in the Eastern Conference despite entering Tuesday's game below .500. Playing in her fifth game of the season, Tamika Catchings scored 25 points for the Fever after missing the first 17 contests with a strained back. Indiana is now 2-3 with Catchings in the lineup. While the Fever struggle for consistency, the Sparks (10-11) find themselves winners of a season-best three in a row. And Parker likes where here team is as the first half of the season winds down.
OTHER TUESDAY WNBA SCORES
Connecticut 86 – Seattle 63
Phoenix 90 – Washington 78