WNBA Finals, game 1: Fever 76, Lynx 70

Just, wow.

The Fever, playing without Katie Douglas, beat the Lynx 76-70 in front of a sold-out crowd of 14,322. Erlana Larkins was the difference for Indiana:

Larkins had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Tamika Catchings had 20 points, three steals and four blocks. The two hurt and frustrated the Lynx on both ends of the court.

Seimone Augustus led the Lynx with 23 points but the home team had trouble handling the ball (17 turnovers) and shooting from behind the arc (5-for-18).

This is the first time the Lynx, the defending WNBA champions and the top seed this year, have trailed in three playoff series this year.

USA Today: Fever stun the Lynx.

Fever recap.

Notes and quotes.

Game highlights.

Post game videos:

Catchings and Erin Phillips.

Lindsay Whalen and Augustus.

Fever Coach Lin Dunn.

Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve.

Box score.

Photo gallery…….

Gotta love Seimone Augustus’ pissed-off face in photo 11.

Love the hops on display in picture 14.

The drama of picture 25.

Larkins beating three in picture 30.

Not enough Catchings photos, though.

Just, wow.