WNBA Finals, game 3: Fever 76, Lynx 59

Don’t let the final score fool you: the Fever crushed the Lynx. They were ahead by as many as 37 points in the second half – the largest margin in any WNBA finals, ever.

From C to Z, Indiana was the better team.

If the Fever wins game four Sunday at home, they take the title.

Shavonte Zellous exploded for a career-high 30 points, and Erlana Larkins added 15 rebounds for Indiana. Coach Lin Dunn sat Tamika Catchings, to rest her, and she had 17 points in 23 minutes of play.

Rebekkah Brunson was the only Lynx player to score in double digits, with 12 points. Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore were held to single digits for the first time all season. Minnesota seemed stunned by their own performance.

Box score.

Catchings gave credit to the 18,000 fans who showed up to support them.

Win one for Tamika.


Apparently, the Fever don’t need a technical foul from their coach to fire them up.

Game four preview.

Prior to the game, the Fever announced their new sponsor, Finish Line. Go buy stuff from Finish Line.


  1. Ha! Roundball Karma struck tonight in Indiana and it was a beautiful thing.

    The Fever put on a clinic. A total shut down defensive performance in the first half. They humiliated and discouraged MN. Further it seemed to me that MN pretty much quit late in the second quarter which doesn't bode too well for Sunday.

    Zellous was totally unconscious. 57% from the field including 50% from 3pt and perfect 7 for 7 from the line. That's a money playoff performance.

    I like your technical quip. At least Reeve kept all of her clothes on although they did have to bleep her on the time delay. She's not so cool today.