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Angel Reese Fined by WNBA for Not Speaking to Media After Loss to Caitlin Clark, Fever

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV June 2, 2024 Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images The Chicago Sky organization and rookie Angel Reese were both fined in the aftermath of Saturday’s 71-70 loss to the Indiana Fever. The WNBA announced it fined Reese $1,000 because she did not make herself available to the media following the

Angel Reese Fined by WNBA for Not Speaking to Media After Loss to Caitlin Clark, Fever

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 2, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JUNE 1: Angel Reese #5 and Chennedy Carter #7 of the Chicago Sky high five during the game against the Indiana Fever against the Indiana Fever on June 1, 2024 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2024 NBAE (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Chicago Sky group and rookie Angel Reese had been each fined within the aftermath of Saturday’s 71-70 loss to the Indiana Fever.

The WNBA introduced it fined Reese $1,000 as a result of she didn’t make herself obtainable to the media following the loss. What’s extra, the workforce was fined $5,000 as a result of it didn’t guarantee its gamers complied with the league’s media guidelines.

Dylan Manfre @Dylan_Manfre11

#WNBA introduced the Chicago Sky and Angel Reese have been fined. #SportsBiz @Sportico pic.twitter.com/ptMXNSsGtW

That wasn’t the one resolution the WNBA made after the sport.

Alex Andrejev and Shannon Ryan of The Athletic reported the league additionally upgraded a tough foul dedicated by Chennedy Carter towards Caitlin Clark to a Flagrant 1 following a overview. Carter knocked Clark to the bottom with a tough shoulder examine following a Sky basket, which was known as an away-from-the-play foul.

It proved to be pricey from Chicago’s standpoint, as Clark was given one free throw and transformed. The Fever’s margin of victory was a single level.

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“I ain’t answering no Caitlin Clark questions,” Carter informed reporters after the competition earlier than criticizing the star rookie on social media:

Nicole Auerbach @NicoleAuerbach

1) rivalries are enjoyable, and clearly we have one.
2) for this reason reporters SHOULD ask questions. Carter did have one thing to say! https://t.co/Uy51JPjVlU

Andrejev and Ryan additionally famous that “Reese had been criticized on social media throughout the recreation for celebrating Carter’s contact with Clark whereas she was on the bench.”

As for the precise recreation, the Sky missed a chance to not less than drive time beyond regulation down the stretch. After the guests closed the hole to 2 factors with a late push, Marina Mabrey was fouled with simply six seconds remaining. Nevertheless, she transformed simply one in all her two free throws.

Indiana then inbounded the ball, and Chicago was unable to foul anybody because the time expired because of a defensive lapse.

Clark completed with 11 factors, eight rebounds and 6 assists, whereas Reese countered with eight factors and 13 rebounds.

The sport generated loads of curiosity largely due to the 2 star rookies. They confronted one another within the 2023 nationwide championship recreation and once more within the 2024 Last 4 with Reese’s LSU Tigers profitable the primary one and Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes incomes some revenge within the rematch.

Saturday was their first matchup within the WNBA, and Clark acquired some early bragging rights because of her workforce’s win.

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