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.
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.
Catchings gave credit to the 18,000 fans who showed up to support them.
Apparently, the Fever don’t need a technical foul from their coach to fire them up.
Prior to the game, the Fever announced their new sponsor, Finish Line. Go buy stuff from Finish Line.