Margo Dydek scored four of her 12 points in overtime yesterday and Katie Douglas made five free throws in the final 40 seconds to lead Connecticut to a sweep in the Eastern Conference finals with a 77-67 victory over visiting Indiana.
The Sun advances to the WNBA Finals for the second straight year and will play Sacramento. The best-of-five championship series begins Wednesday night in Uncasville, Conn.
"I guess it was exciting for everybody watching except the two coaches," Connecticut Coach Mike Thibault said. "We made good plays in overtime that we couldn't make in regulation. But we'll take the win. It is a great feeling to be back in the finals again."
Tamika Catchings scored 21 points to help the Fever rally from 10 points down in the second half. McWilliams-Franklin led Connecticut with 15 points. Natalie Williams had a season-high 17 points for Indiana and led all players with 11 rebounds.
* MONARCHS 74, COMETS 65: Yolanda Griffith scored 19 points and Kara Lawson (West Springfield High) had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to lead Sacramento to a sweep in the Western Conference finals.
After three previous failed attempts, the Monarchs reached the WNBA Finals for the first time. Lawson had her best game of the year, making four three-pointers and finishing 6 for 9 from the field overall.
Sheryl Swoopes scored 24 points for Houston.