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Caitlin Clark Makes WNBA History as Fever Drops at Home (VIDEO)

If you ask Caitlin Clark, she would much rather win. But the Indiana Fever rookie from Iowa had perhaps her best game in the WNBA on Tuesday night.

First the bad news. The Indiana Fever dropped a close home game to the Los Angeles Sparks, 88-82, on Tuesday night. The Fever are now just 1-7 and ranked 11th according to CBS Sports. It’s the team’s worst start since 2021. But there was a silver lining last night in Indianapolis. A historic performance by rookie Caitlin Clark.

CBS Sports reports that Clark recorded her first 30-point game of her WNBA career, finishing with a stuffed stat line of 30 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Clark shot 7 of 16 from the field and 13 of 15 from the free throw line. She continued to struggle with turnovers, racking up seven on the night.

Despite the loss, the performance was historic for Clark for a number of different reasons. CBS Sports reports that Clark is the first rookie to score 30 points in a game since Rhyne Howard in 2022. She became the first rookie to attempt 15 free throws in a game since Howard in 2022, and only the fifth rookie to do so in the contest. past decade.

CBS Sports notes that Clark’s line of 30, 5, 5, 3, 3 also puts her in rare territory. Clark joined Jewell Lloyd and A’Ja Wilson as the only players with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the WNBA this season. She became the first rookie to have a 30/5/5 game since Sabrina Ionescu in 2020. Clark became the first rookie EVER with 30 points, 5 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks in a game, and is 4th WNBA player in history who posted these numbers.

As the Fever continues to struggle, Clark appears to be finding her place in the WNBA. The victories will soon follow.

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