Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings scored 32 points in her team’s defeat of the Liberty tonight, 82-71. In the process, she also scored her 5,000th point. She is the sixth player to reach that mark, and the first WNBA player to have 2,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in a career. She’s an amazing and phenomenal player and person.
But in true Tennessee fashion, Catchings wasn’t happy with her performance tonight:
Catchings wasn’t as thrilled with her effort because she failed to grab a rebound for just the second time in her career.
“Even though I scored as many points as I did, to come out with zero rebounds — I don’t even know when was the last time I had zero rebounds. So you scored, but you didn’t take care of business on the boards.”
In Seattle it was Sue Bird decade night, honoring the venerated point guard for her 10 years in the league – all with the Storm. But she and her team lost to the Atlanta Dream, 92-63. The Dream swept the Storm this season.
More records in the Sun’s 82-75 victory over the Mystics: Tan White reached 2,000 points, and Kara Lawson exceeded 600 career assists. What a night.