Final

Mercury 89

(16-18, 6-11 away)

Fever 103

(17-17, 11-6 home)

    12:30 PM ET, September 14, 2008

    1 2 3 4 T
    PHX 17 23 20 2989
    IND 27 30 23 23103

    Top Performers

    Phoenix: C. Pondexter 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Indiana: T. Catchings 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Fever score team-record 103 points as Mercury's season ends

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tammy Sutton-Brown scored a career-high 26 points and the Indiana Fever set a franchise scoring record in a 103-89 win over the Phoenix Mercury in the regular-season finale for both teams on Sunday.

    Indiana's previous record came in a 102-96 triple-overtime loss to New York on June 26.

    Katie Douglas scored 24 points, Ebony Hoffman added 20 with a career-high four 3-pointers, and Tamika Catchings had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Fever.

    Cappie Pondexter scored 23 points and Diana Taurasi added 19 for the Mercury (16-18).

    The Fever (17-17) will host Detroit on Friday in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Phoenix, the defending league champion, missed the postseason.

    The Fever had gone 21-13 in the regular season in each of the past three years, the only three winning seasons in franchise history.

    Indiana led 57-40 at halftime. The Fever set a franchise record for most points in a first half, and it was the second-highest point total for a half in team history.

    The Fever continued to roll in the second half. Bernadette Ngoyisa's turnaround jumper with a minute to go put the Fever over 100 points for the first time in team history.

    Indiana shot 50 percent from the field and outscored the Mercury 30-13 at the free-throw line.

    Indiana won three of its final four games this season to even its record.

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    Team Stat Comparison

      Phoenix Indiana
    Points 89 103
    FG Made-Attempted 35-73 (.000) 32-64 (.000)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.000) 30-36 (.000)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-30 10-32
    Assists 11 20
    Turnovers 15 11
    Steals 6 6
    Blocks 2 6
    Fast Break Points 10 13
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (1/0) 24 (0/0)