The Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics in
the first game of the WNBA playoffs, 78-73. In the Fever's tenth consecutive
postseason appearance, Fever coach Lin Dunn tallied her 21st win in playoff
history, tying Mystics coach Mike Thibault for
third all-time in the WNBA. Tamika Catchings set
a few milestones herself, setting the all-time record for rebounds in postseason
play and the most playoff double-doubles with 21. Catchings
posted 22 points including 14 in 14 attempts from the charity stripe.