Shavonte Zellous' buzzer-beating 3-pointer capped Indiana's closing 15-0 run and lifted the Fever to a 68-66 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.
Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles was selected the WNBA's defensive player of the year for the first time on Thursday.
Tamika Catchings had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 75-67 on Sunday night to tie their best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings has been named the WNBA's defensive player of the year for the second straight year and fourth time overall.
On a night when the WNBA had one of its greatest games ... Tamika Catchings didn't.
Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings was named the defensive player of the year, the WNBA announced Friday.
The WNBA is expected to name Indiana Fever forward Ebony Hoffman as the league's most improved player of the year and veteran center Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks as the defensive player of the year on Friday.
Steals leader Tamika Catchings is the WNBA's defensive player of the year.