Indiana Fever gets last-second basket to extend series | WNBA playoffs
Shavonte Zellous' basket with 0.5 seconds left gave the host Indiana Fever a 78-76 victory over Connecticut, evening the best-of-three East final series at a game apiece.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever is heading back to Connecticut, thanks to Shavonte Zellous' last-second basket.
Zellous' jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining lifted the Fever over the Connecticut Sun 78-76 in Game 2 of the best-of-three Eastern Conference final series Monday.
Indiana will play the decisive game in Connecticut on Thursday, with a trip to the WNBA Finals against defending champion Minnesota on the line.
Indiana is winless in three playoff games in Connecticut, including a 76-64 loss in Game 1.
"I'm expecting a war when we go up there," said Indiana coach Lin Dunn, a former Storm coach. "We are very confident we can go in there and win."
Katie Douglas scored 24 points, including seven of the Fever's last 11, and Tamika Catchings added 21.
Kara Lawson led the Sun with 18 points, and Asjha Jones added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Connecticut's Allison Hightower tied the score on a baseline runner with 12.5 seconds remaining. She was fouled on the play, but missed the free throw and Catchings got the rebound.
Catchings threw an outlet pass to Briann January. January, who is from Spokane, missed a layup but Zellous got the loose ball after a scramble, drove and made a 13-foot jumper.