Flashback: A first for Fever

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In 2012, Tamika Catchings, 33, was the only WNBA player to start every regular-season and playoff game, as well as every game in the Olympics.

One year ago today, the Indiana Fever beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals to win their first and only championship. Tamika Catchings, who scored 25 points in Game 4 and averaged 22.3 during the series, was named MVP of the finals. The win gave the 2011 WNBA MVP the final jewel of the women’s basketball “triple crown.” Catchings had won an NCAA title at Tennessee and three Olympic gold medals and celebrated the WNBA championship at age 33. This year, the Fever were swept by Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals. The Lynx won their second title in three years.