Catchings’ milestone, Zellous’ selection not enough for Fever

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INDIANAPOLIS – It was a solid day in many ways for a team that appears to be turning the corner.

Before the Fever’s game with the Liberty at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, guard Shavonte Zellous was named a reserve for the East All-Star team for the WNBA’s mid-season All-Star Game on Saturday at Mohegan Sun.

Then Tamika Catchings became just the fifth player in WNBA history to reach the 6,000 point mark in her career.

Yet those final three points were not enough to stop a big New York second half rally and bring the team to the .500 mark for the first time since the second game of the season.

Cappie Pondexter scored a game-high 24 points and along with two fourth-quarter three-pointers that helped the Liberty rally from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat the Fever 77-72.

Briann January scored a team-high 21 points for Indiana, but the team falls to 7-9 on the season. They will travel to Tulsa Thursday for their final game before the All-Star break against the Shock.

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