Fever, Lynx survive in thrilling game night

Both of tonight’s first-round games were just the way fans love them: close and full of suspense.

The Fever got by the Mystics, 78-73. Tamika Catchings lead Indiana with 22 points.

Catchings has broken one record and may break another:

Catchings needs 21 points to become the league’s all-time playoff scoring leader. Her 10 boards helped her pass Lisa Leslie as the WNBA’s career leading rebounder in the postseason.

”The thing that’s so special about her is that she’s so multidimensional,” Fever coach Lin Dunn said. ”She’s doing something everywhere. She’s a once-in-a-lifetime player and I’m privileged and honored that I’ve gotten to coach her.”

Then Minnesota survived a huge run by San Antonio to win, 88-84. They were lead by 26 points from Maya Moore, who received the MVP trophy in a pre-game ceremony.

I’ve got to give props to all four teams, and all four coaches. Lin Dunn, Mike Thibault, Cheryl Reeve and Dan Hughes set the standard.

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