The Indiana Fever moved closer

to .500 after Thursday night's 82-64 win over the Chicago Sky. The victory sent Indiana into the All-Star break with a win and

ended their two-game losing streak.

The Fever led by 14 heading into halftime

after outscoring the Sky 24-10 in the second quarter. By the end of the third

quarter Chicago had narrowed the margin to single digits.

However, Indiana was determined to right the wrongs from Tuesday's loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. The

Fever dominated the fourth quarter 29-16 and cruised to an 18-point win.

"We were determined not to

lose," said All-Star Tamika

Catchings

. "We were really looking around

the room looking in everybody's eyes [and] you just saw that fire."

Fever head coach Lin Dunn also

said keeping her starters fresh for the closing stretch was a priority.

''I thought as a staff we did a better

job keeping our starters under 30 [minutes]," Dunn said. ''That was our

goal. I thought that we were less fatigued at the end of the game.''

Indiana now sits at 11-12 and despite

being under .500 they still hold the second spot in the

Eastern Conference. The Fever's next game is July 22

at 8:00 p.m. in Chicago for a rematch with the Sky.

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