Fever hold off Sky, 77-70
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.