Game recap: Caitlin Clark era starts with a Fever loss to Sun. Here's how Clark fares

The Indiana Fever begin a new era tonight with No. 1 overall WNBA draft pick Caitlin Clark.

Indiana plays at the Connecticut Sun, who are coached by former Fever player and coach Stephanie White. Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell, who averaged 18.2 points in 2023, is available despite an ankle injury. Aliyah Boston, the 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year, anchors the Fever frontcourt.

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Pep talk: Clark was struggling. Boston took her by the arm and coached her up.

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Final: Sun 92, Fever 71

Here's Caitlin Clark's debut stat line: 20 points on 5-of-15 shooting, 4-of-11 on 3-pointers, 6-of-6 free throws. She also has 3 assists, 2 steals and 10 turnovers.

The Sun never allowed the Fever to get comfortable on offense, forcing 25 turnovers. NyLyssa Smith adds 13 points and 9 rebounds, but no one else reaches double figures.

DeWanna Bonner scores 20 points, and Tyasha Harris and DiJonai Carrington add 16 each for the Sun. Alyssa Thomas has 13 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Fever make their home season debut Thursday night against the New York Liberty, who won their season opener.

3:29 left 4Q: Caitlin Clark has a mini run

Sun 81, Fever 67

Caitlin Clark adds another 3, then a couple of free throws to have Indiana's last 8 points. That's 20.

5:14 left 4Q: Sun extend lead on Fever

Sun 78, Fever 62

Caitlin Clark leads the Fever with 15 points after her 3rd 3-pointer of the night.

Brionna Jones has made life quite tough for Aliyah Boston, who has 4 points, 6 rebounds and 4 turnovers.

DiJonai Carrington, who has defended Caitlin Clark much of the game, heads back to the Sun locker room.

End 3Q: Fever cut into deficit to Sun

Sun 64, Fever 57

NyLyssa Smith scores for the first time in the second half on a fast-break pass from Caitlin Clark. Smith leads Indiana with 13 points and Clark has 12.

DeWanna Bonner moves into 5th place in WNBA career scoring.

4:32 left 3Q: Turnovers continue to bother Fever

Sun 59, Fever 47

Turnovers on consecutive possessions lead to Sun points. Indiana has 18.

Caitlin Clark hits a 3-pointer at the 6:47 mark and is up to 10 points. She also has 7 turnovers.

7:23 left 3Q: Sun 51, Fever 42

A sluggish start to the second half for both teams. Erica Wheeler's 3 prompts a Sun timeout.

Halftime: Sun 49, Fever 39

Caitlin Clark has 7 points on 2-of-7 shooting and 1-of-4 from 3-point range. She also has 5 turnovers, 1 assists and 1 steal.

NyLyssa Smith leads Indiana with 11 points and Kelsey Mitchell has 7. The Fever have 13 turnovers.

Connecticut's Dijonai Carrington has 14 points, Tyasha Harris has 11 with 3-of-4 3s, and DeWanna Bonner has 10.

The Sun have attempted 12 more shots than the Fever, and are 5-of-12 on 3s.

1:55 left 2Q: Turnovers are killing the Fever

Sun 46, Fever 31

They have 12, the latest by Caitlin Clark leading to a Connecticut basket. Timeout, Fever.

5:17 left 2Q: Caitlin Clark scores first WNBA basket

Sun 32, Fever 23

Caitlin Clark scores her first WNBA points on a layup with 5:24 to go. She's 1-of-5 from the field with 3 turnovers.

NyLyssa Smith leads Indiana with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Tyasha Harris has 11 for the Sun.

The Fever have 8 turnovers, and the Sun have attempted 6 more shots.

The Sun convert consecutive Indiana turnovers to lead by double digits.

End 1Q: Sun 19, Fever 13

The Fever are shooting 38.5% from the field and 1-of-4 on free throws with 5 turnovers.

The Sun's Tyasha Harris is 3-of-4 on 3-pointers for 9 points.

4:51 left 1Q: Caitlin Clark gets assist on her first Fever possession

Sun 10, Fever 7

NyLyssa Smith has 5 points for the Fever, who have 3 turnovers.

Caitlin Clark has missed her first 3 shots and sits with 2 fouls. She feeds Aliyah Boston for the Fever's first basket of the season on their first possession.

Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever fans in Connecticut

Indiana Fever vs. Connecticut Sun starting lineups

Fever: Katie Lou Samuelson, Caitlin Clark, Erica Wheeler, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston.

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

When do the Indiana Fever play tonight?

7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

What channel is the Indiana Fever game on?


Streaming: Disney+, ESPN+, Fubo (FREE)

Indiana Fever betting odds

via BetMGM

Favorite: Connecticut by 8.5 points

Over/under: 166.5 total points

Moneyline: Fever +270, Sun -350

Caitlin Clark WNBA preseason stats

In two preseason games, Clark averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 rebounds and 5.5 turnovers.

Caitlin Clark college stats

The two-time national player of the year from Iowa finished with NCAA Division I records of 3,951 points and 1,144 assists. In 139 career games, she averaged 28.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists. The Hawkeyes made the national championship game in 2023 and '24.

How tall is Caitlin Clark?


How to buy a Caitlin Clark Indiana Fever jersey

There are a lot of options for T-shirts, hoodies and hats at the team store.

Predictions for Caitlin Clark's first WNBA game

ESPN: Sun have a 63.9% chance of winning

Picks and Parlays: Sun 83-72

What is Caitlin Clark's salary?

WNBA rookie scale places Clark's 2024 salary at $76,535.

Indiana Fever 2024 roster

The Indiana Fever have 13 players.

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

8 p.m., ESPN2

May 16, Thurs.

vs. New York

7 p.m., Prime, WTHR

May 18, Sat.

at New York

1 p.m., ABC

May 20, Mon.

vs. Connecticut

7 p.m., ESPN

May 22, Wed.

at Seattle

10 p.m., WTHR

May 24, Fri.

at Los Angeles

10 p.m., Ion

May 25, Sat.

at Las Vegas

9 p.m., NBA TV, WTHR

May 28, Tues.

vs. Los Angeles

7 p.m., NBA TV

May 30, Thurs.

vs. Seattle

7 p.m., Prime, WTHR

June 1, Sat.

vs. Chicago*

1 p.m., NBA TV, WALV

June 2, Sun.

at New York*

7 p.m., NBA TV, WALV

June 7, Fri.

at Washington*

7:30 p.m., Ion, WTHR

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


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

Sun. 15, Sun.

vs. Dallas

3 p.m., WALV

Sept. 19, Thurs.

at Washington

7 p.m., Prime, WTHR

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