Tamika Catchings, champs return to court

Tamika Catchings is the only player in WNBA history to rank in the top 25 all-time for points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images

The Indiana Fever, the defending WNBA champions, open the 2013 WNBA season against the San Antonio Stars in San Antonio tonight at 8 ET. Tamika Catchings, the 2012 Finals MVP who won her first championship as a pro, was the only WNBA player to start every regular-season and playoff game and every game in the Olympics last year. For good measure, she was named the league’s defensive player of the year for a record fifth time. A week from today, Catchings, who is back for her 13th season, and the Fever take on the Atlanta Dream in their home opener, which will double as their ring ceremony.

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