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Douglas scores 30 to lead Fever past Mercury

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Katie Douglas scored a season-high 30 points to help the Indiana Fever beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-83 on Sunday night.

Douglas shot 12 for 18 from the field and became just the 10th player in WNBA history to reach 5,000 career points. Tamika Catchings added 19 points and four steals for the Fever (19-9), who improved to 9-2 since the Olympic break.

The Fever made seven 3-pointers and broke their franchise record of 226 3s with six games remaining. The WNBA record is 283.

DeWanna Bonner scored 23 points to lead Phoenix (7-21). Charde Houston had 14 points and Lynetta Kizer added 11.

Phoenix rookie point guard Samantha Prahalis did not dress because of a shoulder injury sustained on Wednesday at New York. Without her, the Mercury committed 23 turnovers.

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