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Fever hold off Sky, 77-70

August 31, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Briann January scored 19 points and Shavonte Zellous added 18 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 77-70 on Saturday in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.

Indiana took a 60-48 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Sky stormed back with a 14-3 run to open the final period and pulled within one. Allie Quigley had five points during the burst, including the lone 3-pointer made by the Sky.

Chicago then missed its next six shots allowing Indiana to build separation as Zellous hit a pair of 3′s to put the game away.

Sylvia Fowles led Chicago with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Elena Delle Donna and Quigley added 14 apiece.

Game 2 will be in Chicago on Monday.

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