Castro Marques has 30, Dream beat Fever 94-77



ATLANTA (AP) — Iziane Castro Marques moved into Atlanta’s starting lineup and scored a season-high 30 points as the Dream beat the Indiana Fever 94-77 on Sunday to even the Eastern Conference finals.

Angel McCoughtry had 27 points for Atlanta, which thrived in Game 2 with a small lineup made necessary when starting center Erika de Souza left to play for Brazil in an Olympics qualifying tournament in Colombia.

The deciding Game 3 in the best-of-three series will be played Tuesday at Indianapolis.

WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings had only eight points, 7 below her average, before hurting her right foot and leaving with 4:54 remaining. Catchings suffered the injury when she landed on Alison Bales’ foot when attempting to defend Bales’ shot.

Katie Douglas made five 3-pointers and led Indiana with 25 points.