INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tamika Catchings had 21 points to lead the short-handed Indiana Fever to an 80-66 win over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.
All-Star Shavonte Zellous, the Fever's second-leading scorer, sat out the game with a foot injury and is listed day to day.
Erin Phillips made her first start of the season in Zellous' place and had a career-high five 3-pointers, helping an improved outside shooting performance for the defending WNBA champions.
The Fever were just 1 of 9 from 3-point range in Thursday's 74-64 loss to Los Angeles.
But Indiana found its stroke from beyond the arc early on Saturday, shooting 4 of 6 on 3-pointers in the first quarter and finishing 8 of 14.
Phillips scored 15 points and Karima Christmas had 15 points for the Fever, who improved to 11-11.
Angel McCoughtry led the Dream (11-7) with 17 points. Erika DeSouza added 13.
SPARKS 85, LIBERTY 67
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Reserve Jantel Lavender paced a balanced offense with 18 points to lead Los Angeles to its fourth straight win.
Lavender finished 9 of 13 from the field and helped put the game away with three corner jumpers in the fourth quarter.
Kristi Toliver scored 10 of her 16 points in the first quarter for the Sparks (16-7). Candace Parker had 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in her second game back after missing three games with a wrist injury.
Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty (9-13) with 22 points and Plenette Pierson added 12.
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