Tamika Catchings finally won her long-awaited WNBA championship.
She scored 25 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first title with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night.
Catchings, who was the MVP of the Finals, averaged 24.8 points in the series, which the Fever won 3-1 over the defending WNBA champions.
''It's been an amazing journey,'' said Catchings tearing up. ''We've had ups and downs, ins and outs."
Erin Phillips added 18 points and eight rebounds while Shavonte Zellous and Briann January each had 15 points.
The Fever won even though No. 2 scorer Katie Douglas missed most of the series with a severely sprained left knee. Douglas checked in with 3.2 seconds left to a loud ovation.
''We sure didn't make it easy,'' Douglas said. ''We went three games with Atlanta, three games with Connecticut. This team played amazing in these Finals.''
Catchings had won three Olympic gold ...