Johnson's double-double sparks Fever over Mystics, 73-50
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Shenise Johnson scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever dominated the cold-shooting Washington Mystics for three quarters en route to a 73-50 victory Thursday night.
Indiana (5-6) has won consecutive games and snapped a three-game home losing streak.
Johnson has scored in double figures in four straight games, and earned her first double-double with the Fever after three seasons in San Antonio. Tamika Catchings added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Fever. Catchings needs seven more rebounds to surpass Taj McWilliams-Franklin for third on the league's all-time list.
Washington (6-4) scored just 16 points in the second half, the fewest the Fever have ever allowed at home in a half. The Mystics, who had scored 82 points or more in four of its past five games, shot 8 for 43 for the final three quarters.
Ivory Latta, who scored 24 points against Indiana on June 20, finished with five points.
Tammy Sutton-Brown and Jessica Davenport, members of the 2012 Indiana championship team, sat courtside.