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Caitlin Clark’s Profession-Excessive 30 Factors Wows WNBA Followers as Fever Lose to Brink, Sparks

Timothy Rapp @@TRappaRT Featured Columnist IV May 29, 2024 A.J. Mast/NBAE via Getty Images In the battle of the top two picks from the 2024 WNBA draft on Tuesday night, Caitlin Clark won the battle, but Cameron Brink took the war. Clark was mostly fantastic for the Indiana Fever, scoring a career-high 30 points to

Caitlin Clark’s Profession-Excessive 30 Factors Wows WNBA Followers as Fever Lose to Brink, Sparks

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVMight 29, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28:  Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever shoots a free throw during the game  against the Los Angeles Sparks on May 28, 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 A.J. Mast/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Within the battle of the highest two picks from the 2024 WNBA draft on Tuesday evening, Caitlin Clark gained the battle, however Cameron Brink took the struggle.

Clark was largely improbable for the Indiana Fever, scoring a career-high 30 factors to associate with six assists, 5 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. However Brink’s Los Angeles Sparks had been higher, profitable 88-82 behind Aari McDonald’s 21 factors off the bench.

WNBA @WNBA

Right here we go 👏

Caitlin Clark drains her first lengthy vary THREE early within the 1Q

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Indiana Fever @IndianaFever

Caitlin Clark getting it executed on each ends 💪

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She will get the block and knocks down the deep three 💯 pic.twitter.com/ieTPIidkrp

WNBA @WNBA

Caitlin Clark fakes her defender and finishes on the reverse layup 😤

She’s as much as 16 PTS in tonight’s matchup

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WNBA @WNBA

HAVE YOURSELF A NIGHT CAITLIN CLARK 🔥

The rook is as much as 21 PTS after this stepback TRIPLE

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Brink was one thing of a non-factor, ending with three factors, three rebounds, two blocks and two assists.

Clark assuredly would have most popular profitable the sport to the person matchup. She additionally in all probability would have needed to keep away from the turnover bug that bit her once more (seven) or her struggles from past the arc (3-of-10).

However she nonetheless appeared like a star-in-the-making, and followers on social media took discover:

ThatOneCapGuy @Process718

This sport is the Caitlin Clark sport. She’s controlling each side of the sport. It is time they hand the reigns to her and let her change into the system.

Paul @Pauullll_

That mixture of caitlin clark & kelsey Mitchell>>>>>

CJ ABRAMS BOMBS @Kylethefinnegan

Caitlin Clark is completely cooking

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Anan Abubaker @Anan_Abubaker

The passing and ball motion from Caitlin Clark tho 😍 #fever #WNBA

Alex 🇮🇹 @RegularguysTB

Caitlin Clark is LIGHTIN IT UP!

jaunt bandana @ComradeTopanga

Caitlin Clark IS basketball. Like. She is pure basketball. It is unbelievable.

KWON🌹 @Aceboykwon

Caitlin Clark in Barry sanders kind scenario she simply do not know it but

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Fairly apparent to see why the Indiana Fever had primary decide. They had been dangerous final yr and it exhibits this yr. Caitlin Clark is legit distinctive, the remainder of the group is inconsistent and sloppy. Groups can keep in Caitlin’s face all season.

Clark was so efficient she had McDonald guarding her when she was speculated to be capturing a second free throw:

Complicated Sports activities @ComplexSports

Aari McDonald was so frightened about choosing up Caitlin Clark full court docket that she forgot about her second free throw. 😭pic.twitter.com/rPUykBXxLq

She additionally had a number of of the Indiana Pacers in attendance to observe her work:

The Sporting Information @sportingnews

Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard & Bennedict Mathurin are supporting Caitlin Clark and the Fever 👏 pic.twitter.com/W2mjYpmre5

The Sparks (2-4) hit a distinct gear within the second half, happening 11- and 12-point runs at numerous factors within the third and fourth quarters. A kind of runs got here with Clark largely on the bench, one other reminder of her significance to the Fever, even early in her profession.

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It hasn’t been the banner begin to her profession from a wins and losses perspective, because the Fever at the moment are simply 1-7. It did not assist that McDonald and Nurse acquired red-hot from three within the second half, ending a mixed 8-of-13 from past the arc.

However Clark is displaying indicators of enchancment, even lower than 10 video games into her profession. Her facet did not get the win on Tuesday, however she was arguably the very best participant on the ground, and that by itself is a particularly promising signal for Indiana.

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