TULSA, Oklahoma— Tamika Catchings keeps climbing the WNBA all-time scoring list and Indiana keeps improving in the Eastern Conference standings, this time with a 71-60 win over the Tulsa Shock.
Catchings had 23 points on Thursday and moved into fourth place in the WNBA's all-time scoring list. Shavonte Zellous added 19 points against her former team, and Karima Christmas added 11 for the defending champion Fever.
Catchings moved past Seattle's Lauren Jackson on the all-time list with 6,024 career points. The 13-year veteran also had a game-high nine rebounds. After starting the season with injuries and losing seven of eight games, the win was the seventh in the last nine games.
"When we were losing games, there was still a focus on getting better," Catchings said. "That is starting to pay off and today was a good confidence-builder for us heading into the All-Star break."
Liz Cambage led the Shock with 13 points. Tulsa's lone All-Star Game selection, Glory Johnson, was bothered by foul trouble and finished with 11 points.
Indiana sits in fourth place in the conference standings.
At San Antonio, Dan Hughes finally earned his 200th career victory in a difficult season for the Silver Stars with a 65-53 win over the New York Liberty.
With his top two players out with season-ending knee injuries and others sidelined by various ailments, the Silver Stars have been struggling in a bid for a seventh straight postseason appearance.
Danielle Adams led San Antonio on Thursday with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Hughes joins Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault and former Houston Comets coach Van Chancellor as the only WNBA coaches with 200 wins.
Cappie Pondexter had 20 points for New York, which has lost four of five.
At Los Angeles, Tina Thompson scored 23 points in Seattle's 73-66 victory over the Sparks.
Thompson, selected to a record ninth All-Star game as a replacement for injured Brittney Griner, also had eight rebounds and Tanisha Wright added 15 points as the Storm ended a seven-game losing streak to Los Angeles.
Candace Parker scored 24 points for the Sparks, who have lost two straight at home after a 19-game regular-season home winning streak, the second-longest in league history.