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Indiana Fever

Catchings, Whalen Appreciating The Moment In WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS — Before the Indiana Fever embarked on their 11th consecutive trip to the WNBA playoffs, veteran star Tamika Catchings handed out a journal to every one of her teammates.

The message was simple: For as routine as these trips have come for the Fever, it's so important to soak up the opportunities because you never know when they will present themselves again. The journals were for the players to document their journey.

The 36-year-old Catchings announced long ago that she only has one more season left in her brilliant career, so that sense of urgency for her has never been greater as the Fever enter the deciding Game 5 of the WNBA Finals against the...