The streaking Indiana Fever completed an impressive comeback despite missing their leading scorer.
With Briann January potentially back in the mix, Saturday night's matchup could prove difficult for the struggling Connecticut Sun.
Indiana (4-3) has won four straight, its longest run since taking five in a row from Aug. 23-Sept. 1, 2012, after an 0-3 start. Friday's 64-61 victory at Washington came without January - the team's leading scorer with 15.8 points per game - as she was sidelined with a sprained ankle.
Perhaps lost without her initially, the Fever were 2 of 18 from the field in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 16 in the first half.
However, Marissa Coleman, who entered fourth on the team with 8.8 points per game, scored a career-high 20 - less than a week after surpassing the 1,000-point plateau in a win over New York. Erlana Larkins also scored 10 of her 13 points in the third quarter as Indiana outscored the Mystics 24-9 for the period.
"We don't worry about what the score is, we worry about playing better," coach Lin Dunn said. "And if you do things better, than slowly and surely now it's a 10-point game, now it's a five-point game. And that's all we focus on."
January, who suffered her injury in practice, was available for Friday's game according to the team's official Twitter page.
Connecticut (2-6) lost to Washington 74-66 at home Thursday. The Sun missed 12 of their first 16 shots and 12 of their last 13, scoring only 15 fourth-quarter points after erasing an eight-point halftime deficit in the third.
"It's just a disappointing thing that we had a great third quarter. I thought our energy defensively led to good offense, led to a lot confidence," coach Anne Donovan said.
"And then they came out in the fourth quarter and just came right at us, and it seemed to keep us on our heels the rest of the quarter, even when we had good looks down the stretch," she added.
The Sun were led by Chiney Ogwumike's 16 points and she finished one rebound shy of her fourth straight double-double. Averaging 17.1 points, Ogwumike is the league's only rookie in the top 10 in scoring. She also ranks among the top 10 rebounders with 11.4 per game.
Connecticut has won five of its last six regular-season home matchups with the Fever, though it lost 79-65 at Indiana on May 29. January scored 20 and hit 9 of 10 free throws while Ogwumike had 18 with a season-high 15 rebounds.
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