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Recap: Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever starters benched in loss to Connecticut Sun

The Indiana Fever (3-9) go for a second straight win as they conclude a three-game trip against the Connecticut Sun.

Caitlin Clark tied her season high with 30 points in an 85-83 win over the Washington Mystics. She also had 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. She leads the Fever in scoring (16.8) and assists (6.3), helped by Kelsey Mitchell (15.2 points), NaLyssa Smith (11.8 points, 7.3 rebounds) and Aliyah Boston (10.3 points, 6.6 rebounds).

The Sun (9-1) own the WNBA's best record and have two wins over the Fever. DeWanna Bonner leads Connecticut (18.8 points), backed by Brionna Jones (13.3) and Alyssa Thomas (12.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists).

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Final: Sun 89, Fever 72

Indiana (3-10) is 0-3 vs. Connecticut (10-1) this season.

Four Indiana starters stay on the bench from the middle of the third quarter on. Aliyah Boston plays more, and finishes with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.

Lexie Hull (10 points), Erica Wheeler (9), Katie Lou Samuelson (6) and Grace Berger (3) get more minutes.

DiJonai Carrington has 14 of her 22 points before halftime. DeWanna Bonner scores 15 of her 17 points in the first half. Alyssa Thomas has 7 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists. Tyasha Harris (Heritage Christian) has 11 points and 4 assists.

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Who many points did Caitlin Clark score?

Caitlin Clark scores 10 points in 22 minutes, hitting 3-of-8 shots, 2-of-5 3-pointers, and 2-of-2 free throws. He also has 2 assists and 3 turnovers.

4:56 left 4Q: Sun 85, Fever 65

Indiana's Grace Berger hobbles off the court. Rookie Celeste Taylor gets playing time. Aliyah Boston has 14 points and 12 rebounds.

End 3Q: Sun 80, Fever 56

Five Sun players are in double figures. Still only Caitlin Clark for Indiana (10 points).

3:54 left 3Q: Sun 69, Fever 45

The Fever go deeper into the bench, with Lexie Hull, Grace Berger and Katie Lou Samuelson on the court, Caitlin Clark, Kelsey Mitchell and NaLyssa Smith off.

8:03 left 3Q: Sun 61, Fever 37

A couple of silly Fever turnovers lead to easy Sun points. Timeout, Indiana.

Halftime: Sun 55, Fever 35

Caitlin Clark leads Indiana with 10 points and Kelsey Mitchell has 7. DeWanna Bonner has 15 and DiJonai Carrington 14 for Connecticut.

The Sun are shooting 61.3% from the field (15 assists on 19 baskets) and owns a 18-9 rebounding edge.

2:43 left 2Q: Sun 44, Fever 31

Caitlin Clark hits her second 3-pointer then adds a pair of free throws for 10 points.

The Sun are 6-of-8 on 3-pointers, the Fever 5-of-10.

5:47 left 2Q: Sun 35, Fever 23

The Sun's DeWanna Bonner has 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, 3-of-3 from 3-point range.

Indiana has a 4-0 rebounding edge in the opening minutes of the quarter. Lexie Hull has 5 points off the bench.

End 1Q: Sun 26, Fever 15

Connecticut is shooting 64.3% from the field and owns a 12-2 rebounding edge. The Sun's Tyasha Harris, a Heritage Christian High School alum, has 5 points.

The Fever are 3-of-6 from 3-point range but 37.5% overall.

4:53 left 1Q: Sun 13, Fever 10

The Fever go 3 ½ minutes without scoring before Caitlin Clark's 3 with 5:08 to go. She has 5 points.

DeWanna Bonner scores Connecticut's first 8 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Caitlin Clark assists Kristy Wallace's 3 for the game's first basket.

Fever vs. Sun starting lineups

Fever: Kristy Wallace, Kelsey Mitchell, Caitlin Clark, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston

Sun: Alyssa Thomas, DeWanna Bonner, Tyasha Harris, Brionna Jones, Dijonai Carrington

Fever vs. Sun injury report

The Fever will be without Temi Fagbenle (foot).

Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun start time, date

7 p.m. ET, June 10, 2024, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever vs Connecticut Sun

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Caitlin Clark stats with the Indiana Fever

Averages through June 7 (12 games): 16.8 points, 6.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 32.7% 3-pointers

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2024 Fever schedule

This is the Indiana Fever 2024 schedule, with TV info; all times are ET; ^-preseason.

Date, day

place, opponent

Time, TV/results

May 3, Fri.

at Dallas^

L, 79-76

May 9, Thurs.

vs. Atlanta^

W, 83-80

May 14, Tues.

at Connecticut

L, 92-71

May 16, Thurs.

vs. New York

L, 102-66

May 18, Sat.

at New York

L, 91-80

May 20, Mon.

vs. Connecticut

L, 88-84

May 22, Wed.

at Seattle

L, 85-83

May 24, Fri.

at Los Angeles

W, 78-73

May 25, Sat.

at Las Vegas

L, 99-80

May 28, Tues.

vs. Los Angeles

L, 88-82

May 30, Thurs.

vs. Seattle

L, 103-88

June 1, Sat.

vs. Chicago*

W, 71-70

June 2, Sun.

at New York*

L, 104-68

June 7, Fri.

at Washington*

W, 85-83

June 10, Mon.

at Connecticut*

7 p.m., NBA TV, WTHR

June 13, Thurs.

vs. Atlanta*

7 p.m., WTHR

June 16, Sun.

vs. Chicago

Noon, CBS

June 19, Wed.

vs. Washington

7 p.m., NBA TV

June 21, Fri.

at Atlanta

7:30 p.m., Ion

June 23, Sun.

at Chicago

6 p.m., NBA TV, WALV

June 27, Thurs.

at Seattle

10 p.m., Prime, WALV

June 30, Sun.

at Phoenix

3 p.m., ESPN

July 2, Tues.

at Las Vegas

10 p.m., ESPN

July 6, Sat.

vs. New York

1 p.m., CBS

July 10, Wed.

vs. Washington

Noon, NBA TV, WTHR

July 12, Fri.

vs. Phoenix

7:30 p.m., Ion

July 14, Sun.

at Minnesota

7 p.m., ESPN

July 17, Wed.

at Dallas

8 p.m., ESPN

Aug. 16, Fri.

vs. Phoenix

7:30 p.m., Ion

Aug. 18, Sun.

vs. Seattle

4 p.m., ABC

Aug. 24, Sat.

at Minnesota

8 p.m., NBA TV

Aug. 26, Mon.

at Atlanta

7:30 p.m., NBA TV, WTHR

Aug. 28, Wed.

vs. Connecticut

7 p.m., NBA TV

Aug. 30, Fri.

at Chicago

7:30 p.m., Ion

Sept. 1, Sun.

at Dallas

4 p.m., NBA TV

Sept. 4, Wed.

vs. Los Angeles

7 p.m., CBS SN, WALV

Sept. 6, Fri.

vs. Minnesota

7:30 p.m., Ion

Sept. 8, Sun.

vs. Atlanta

4 p.m., WTHR

Sept. 11, Wed.

vs. Las Vegas

7 p.m., NBA TV

Sept. 13, Fri.

vs. Las Vegas

7:30 p.m., Ion

Sept. 15, Sun.

vs. Dallas

3 p.m., WALV

Sept. 19, Thurs.

at Washington

7 p.m., Prime, WTHR

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