Douglas, Larkins help Fever advance to East finals; Rally Weds.


The Indiana Fever advanced to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals with a win over the Atlanta Dream Tuesday night.

The Fever will hold a rally Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Nora Kroger from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in celebration of the team's fifth trip to the conference finals. It's also the Fever's eighth consecutive playoff season.

Katie Douglas scored 24 points and Erlana Larkins had 16 points and 20 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 75-64 on Tuesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Tamika Catchings added 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks and Briann January also scored 16 points for the Fever, who recovered from a Game 1 loss at home to win the best-of-3 series against the two-time defending Eastern Conference champions.

Indiana will next face Connecticut in the opener of the East finals on Friday night.

Lindsey Harding led Atlanta with 17 points. Angel McCoughtry, the league's scoring leader in the regular season, had 16 points - just two in the second half - and Sancho Lyttle added 10.

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