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Catchings, Zellous lead Fever past Liberty

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NEWARK, NJ -

Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Shavonte Zellous scored 21 points and the Indiana Fever recovered after giving up a 17-point lead to beat the New York Liberty 73-67 on Friday night.

Indiana (13-15) pulled one-half game behind Washington for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Fever also increased their lead over fifth-place New York to 2 1/2 games for the conference's final playoff position.

Kelsey Bone scored 11 of her 13 points in the third quarter for the Liberty (11-18), who came back from their big first-quarter deficit to take a 54-52 lead heading to the fourth.

Catchings then had two 3s during a 10-0 run over the first 3 minutes of the final quarter to help Indiana regain the lead for good. New York made another push, pulling within one three times - the last on Katie Smith's jumper with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.

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