UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tina Charles had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from 16 points down and then held on to beat the Indiana Fever 70-64 on Thursday night.
Allison Hightower and Mistie Bass each scored 12 points and Tan White added 10 for last-place Connecticut (5-12).
Shavonte Zellous had 20 points and Jessica Breland added 17 points and seven rebounds for Indiana (8-10).
The Fever had only eight players in uniform, with All-Star Tamika Catchings (personal reasons) among those missing.
Trailing 52-36 with 1:35 left in the third quarter, the Sun used an 18-2 run to tie the score.
Bass' hook shot with 50.6 seconds left gave Connecticut a 63-62 lead. The Sun made seven free throws in the final 38.1 seconds, including two each by Hightower and White after Breland made two to pull the Fever to 66-64 with about 20 seconds to go.
STORM 88, MERCURY 79
SEATTLE (AP) - Temeka Johnson and Tina Thompson each scored 16 points and Seattle used a big third quarter to beat Phoenix.
Tanisha Wright added 14 points and seven assists, while Tianna Hawkins had 13 points as the Storm (8-10) rallied from a 13-point deficit in the first half. Thompson also had seven rebounds.
Seattle shot 11 for 26 (42 percent) on 3-pointers while outscoring Phoenix 33-9 from beyond the arc.
DeWanna Bonner had 19 points and nine rebounds and Candice Dupree added 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Mercury (9-10). Rookie Brittney Griner scored 11 points for Phoenix.
The Storm didn't take their first lead until 2 1/2 minutes into the second half, when Shekinna Stricklen's 3-pointer from the wing put them ahead 48-46.
Seattle took control in the third, outscoring Phoenix 28-16.
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