Posted: Sep 19, 2012 7:39 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 7:40 PM
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Kara Lawson scored nine of her 23 points in the final 4 minutes to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 73-67 win over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday night.
Tina Charles had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Allison Hightower added 10 points for the Sun (24-9).
Katie Douglas scored 16 of her 19 points in the first half for the Fever (20-12). Tamika Catchings added 15 points and five rebounds. Neither Douglas nor Catchings played in the fourth quarter.
The Fever announced before the game that they'll play without starting guards Briann January and Shavonte Zellous the rest of the regular season. Both sustained head injuries in Monday's loss at Minnesota and returned to Indianapolis.
Asjha Jones returned to Connecticut's lineup after missing the last 14 games due to a strained Achillies tendon. She played six minutes off the bench and made both of her shots for four points.