Connecticut beats Indiana in East finals opener | WNBA playoffs
Tina Charles scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-64 in the opener of the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tina Charles scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 76-64 Friday in the opener of the best-of-three Eastern Conference final series.
Charles, the league's most valuable player, added 15 rebounds and blocked four shots for Connecticut, which used a 14-2 second-half run to take control after the score was tied at 30 at halftime.
Indiana's Katie Douglas, who spent five years with the Sun and her first seven years in the WNBA with the franchise that moved from Orlando to Connecticut, had 27 points.
Asjha Jones of the Sun limited Fever standout Tamika Catchings to seven points on 2-for-14 shooting.
"Guarding her was my main focus, trying to stay between her and the basket," Jones said.