Tina Charles had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun rallied from 16 points down and then held on to beat the Indiana Fever 70-64 on Thursday night.
Allison Hightower had 12 points, four rebounds and four assists for last-place Connecticut (5-12), which pulled to 2 1/2 games behind the Fever for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Mistie Bass also had 12 points and four rebounds, and Tan White scored 10 points.
Trailing 52-36 with 1:35 left in the third quarter, the Sun used an 18-2 run to tie the score.
Bass' hook shot with 50.6 seconds left gave Connecticut, playing for the first time since the All-Star break, a 63-62 lead. The Sun made seven free throws in the final 38.1 seconds, including two each by Hightower and White after Jessica Breland made two to pull the Fever to 66-64 with about 20 seconds to go.
''It's a new season,'' Bass said. ''We came into the second half (of the season) with a new mindset that we have a chance to get in th...