Originally posted on WNBA.com  |  Last updated 8/9/10

BEIJING - AUGUST 11: Tamika Catchings #10 of the United States looks on prior to playing against China in a women's basketball preliminary game on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2010 – The Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings and the Minnesota Lynx's Lindsay Whalen were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week presented by Kia Motors, respectively, for games played Aug. 2-8. This marks the first season that Kia Motors – an official WNBA marketing partner – has presented the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week award. Tamika Catchings averaged 24.3 points, ranking second in the league, while shooting .490 from the field and .852from the line. She also tied for sixth in the league in rebounds, averaging 8.0.boards. The Fever went 2-1 on the week and remains in first place, one-half game ahead of the Atlanta Dream. On Aug. 6, Catchings scored a season-high 30 points, including six of the team's final seven points in a 95-93 come-from-behind victory over the Dream. She sealed the win with two free throws with 3.5 seconds remaining in the game. The former University of Tennessee player recorded her ...
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