July 19, 2024

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Kaitlyn Clark recorded a double-double to earn her third straight win for the Indiana Fever

Kaitlyn Clark recorded a double-double to earn her third straight win for the Indiana Fever

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Caitlin Clark recorded the second double-double of her WNBA career.


Caitlin Clark A double-double helped the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 88-81 on Wednesday in Indianapolis for their third straight win.

The former Iowa star had 18 points and 12 rebounds to go along with six assists and four steals. It’s Clark’s second double-double of the season.

Aliyah Boston and Kelsey Mitchell scored a team-high 22 points each and both shot a highly efficient 72.7% from the floor.

It is the first time since 2015 that the Fever have enjoyed a four-game home winning streak.

“it’s huge,” Clark He told NBA TV about the run. “When you can pile up those wins, it gives everyone confidence. We’re a young group, so I think we’re starting to see our potential and what we can do. I thought Aaliyah was great, Kelsey Mitchell was great.”

“Everyone contributed in the ways they needed to and it was fun. These were team wins. There wasn’t one individual doing it all for us, and when we have that balance, I think it’s really hard for other teams to guard us.”

The Fever held a nine-point lead going into the fourth quarter, which the Mystics quickly cut to two on a 9-2 run. But the Fever responded with seven straight points to push the lead back to nine points and take control of the game.

“Whenever they run, we always find a way to fight back,” Clark told NBA TV of the team’s resiliency. “I thought we could have started a little better in the fourth quarter, but we found a way to get it done.

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“The second quarter was tougher for us, they made some 3-pointers. Overall, I thought we found a way to win, and we didn’t let them come back at the end.

Ariel Atkins scored a game-high 27 points for the Mystics, whose 2-13 record is the worst in the WNBA.

Clark and the Fever now go on a five-game road trip, which begins against the Atlanta Dream on Friday.