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Sun routed by Fever, 87-71

Tamika Catchings had a game-high 22 points with 13 rebounds as the Indiana Fever overcame an injury to starter Katie Douglas and routed the Connecticut Sun Thursday, 87-71, to win the Eastern Conference final in three games before 6,516 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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Connecticut's Mistie Mims waves to the fans as Sun players leave the court after losing to Indiana in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Indiana rolled to an 87-71 win to advance to the WNBA finals.

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Connecticut's Tina Charles is consoled by fans as she leaves the court after the Sun lost to Indiana in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Indiana rolled to an 87-71 win to advance to the WNBA finals.

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Connecticut's Asjha Jones has her shot blocked by Indiana's Tamika Catchings in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Indiana rolled to an 87-71 win to advance to the WNBA finals.

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Connecticut's Kara Lawson fouls Indiana's Briann January in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Indiana rolled to an 87-71 win to advance to the WNBA finals.

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Connecticut's Renee Montgomery is leveled by a pick from Indiana's Erlana Larkins as she pursues Erin Phillips in the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Indiana rolled to an 87-71 win to advance to the WNBA finals.

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Indiana's Katie Douglas writhes on the floor after collapsing after taking a shot against Connecticut in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Play continued after Douglas went down.

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Connecticut's Tan White, (14), right. reaches for a rebound over Indiana's Erlana Larkins, (2), as teammates Tina Charles, left, and Kara Lawson, (20), reach for the ball in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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Connecticut's Allison Hightower, left, pokes the ball away from Indiana's Erin Phillips, (13), as teammate Tina Charles, (31), defends in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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Connecticut's Renee Montgomery pokes the ball away from Indiana's Briann January as Tina Charles defends against the drive in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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Connecticut's Tina Charles shoots a hook shot over Indiana's Shavonte Zellous in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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Connecticut's Danielle McCray loses the ball to Indiana's Jeanette Pohlen in Game 3 of the WNBA Eastern Conference playoff finals Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

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