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Caitlin Clark Struggles in Loss to Ionescu, Liberty; Fever Star Suffers Ear Damage

Andrew Peters June 3, 2024 Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images It’s clear Caitlin Clark has a promising future in the WNBA, but it wasn’t her night on Sunday as the Indiana Fever fell to the New York Liberty 104-68. The former Iowa star and No. 1 overall pick had just three points in the loss—her

Caitlin Clark Struggles in Loss to Ionescu, Liberty; Fever Star Suffers Ear Damage

Andrew PetersJune 3, 2024

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 2: Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever handles the ball during the game against the New York Liberty during a 2024 Commissioner's Cup game on June 2, 2024 in Brooklyn, New York. 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 Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images)

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It is clear Caitlin Clark has a promising future within the WNBA, nevertheless it wasn’t her night time on Sunday because the Indiana Fever fell to the New York Liberty 104-68.

The previous Iowa star and No. 1 total choose had simply three factors within the loss—her lowest scoring whole by way of 11 video games this season. The rookie simply could not discover the underside of the online within the loss, going 1-of-10 from the sphere and 1-of-7 from deep.

Clark exited within the fourth quarter with an ear harm. Aliyah Boston (ankle) additionally left the sport with an harm.

Fever coach Christie Sides didn’t have an replace on both participant after the sport:

Matthew Byrne @MatthewByrne1

Fever HC Christie Sides on the standing of Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston proper after the sport: pic.twitter.com/nIQHNiAJrl

After the sport, followers expressed their disappointment with the poor outing from Clark in opposition to a star-studded Liberty roster.

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Bishop O.T. Mccray Jr. @BishopMac77

#caitlinclark obtained shut DOWN tonight! What a defensive efficiency by the @nyliberty. Held Clark to 3pts, 2-17 from the sphere, 2 rebounds, 5 assists. Very IMPRESSIVE recreation plan by the @nyliberty.

Jasone Pearson @806hsscmedia

FINAL:
New York 104 (7-2) Indiana 68 (2-9)

Caitlin Clark’s stats tonight:
3 factors
5 assists
2 steals
1-10 FG
1-7 3pt
3 turnovers pic.twitter.com/0CG8XVE6gp

theScore @theScore

Tonight is the WORST recreation Caitlin Clark has performed to this point this season. 😳 pic.twitter.com/b5Hspd5Z9a

CaitlinClarkMuse @caitlinmusee

caitlin clark tonight

3 factors
5 assists
2 rebounds
2 steals
1 block

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a lot wanted 5 day break forward for the fever. pic.twitter.com/gdR4bx9aIp

Chris Hassel @Hassel_Chris

I actually didn’t assume it might be this a lot of a wrestle for Clark and Fever. She’s nonetheless doing unbelievable issues however I envisioned a smoother transition than this. The schedule has not helped…lastly a while off this week will assist everybody on the group. https://t.co/g6nHG9vGK7

Yahoo Sports activities @YahooSports

Caitlin Clark had a troublesome night time in opposition to New York 😳 pic.twitter.com/d6ImMKIRHM

FeverFollower @FeverFollower

Watching the @IndianaFever has been painful tonight. They give the impression of being drained. They haven’t any group chemistry or plan. An excessive amount of standing round. Too many missed photographs together with Caitlin Clark. Hoping the 5 day break is the treatment.

TimeoutSPORTS__ @TimeoutSPORTS3

Caitlin Clark by way of 3 quarters

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3 factors
1-10 taking pictures
1-7 from 3

Liberty lead the Fever 29#WNBA

Lamont @Coach_Evans25

Worst recreation of the season for Caitlin Clark.

Whereas Sunday’s recreation was one to overlook for Clark, she’s nonetheless off to a strong begin this yr, averaging 16.9 factors, 6.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds per recreation. Earlier this week she notched a career-high 30 factors in opposition to the Los Angeles Sparks.

With the loss, the Fever dropped to 2-9 on the yr however will now get a five-day break from video games earlier than taking part in in one other recreation.

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