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Catchings helps Fever force Game 5, beat Lynx

/ 07:33 PM October 13, 2015
Indiana Fever's Briann January, center, heads to the basket as Minnesota Lynx's Seimone Augustus, left, and Anna Cruz, right, watch in the first half of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana Fever’s Briann January, center, heads to the basket as Minnesota Lynx’s Seimone Augustus, left, and Anna Cruz, right, watch in the first half of Game 4 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. AP

INDIANAPOLIS — Shenise Johnson scored 15 points and Marissa Coleman added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Sunday (Monday Manila time), forcing a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.

As they’ve done all playoffs, the Fever found a way to stave off elimination. Indiana is 5-0 in elimination games this postseason and 9-2 since the 2012 playoffs when it beat Minnesota for its lone title.

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Game 5 is Wednesday (Thursday) in Minnesota.

Trailing 38-36 early in the third quarter, Indiana took control with a 13-2 run. Johnson scored the final four points of the burst.

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Indiana led 51-44 before Coleman scored five straight, including a 3-pointer that gave the Fever the biggest lead of the series for either team at 58-44. That was the Fever’s only basket in a nine-minute stretch. Indiana had just one basket in the final quarter allowing Minnesota to rally within four behind Maya Moore, but the Lynx could get no closer.

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