Game recap: Indiana Fever, Caitlin Clark fall to Chicago Sky, Angel Reese

The Indiana Fever meet the Chicago Sky for the third time this season, but the first time in Chicago. Their first two meetings, both Fever wins, were eventful. In the first, Fever rookie Caitlin Clark and Sky veteran Chennedy Carter traded pleasantries and contact. In the second, Sky rookie Angel Reese fouled Clark hard.

The Fever (7-10) are on a four-game winning streak, led by consistent performances from Clark, Kelsey Mitchell, Aliyah Boston and NaLyssa Smith. The Fever are shooting 51.9% from the field over that span, holding opponents to 39.6% and hold an average 5-rebound edge. Stats during the streak:

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Mitchell: 20.2 points per game, 58% field goal shooting, 57.9% on 3-pointers.

Boston: 19.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 66.7% shooting, an Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor.

Clark: 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 47.8% shooting.

Smith: 14.2 points, 7 rebounds, 51.1% shooting.

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The Sky (5-9) broke a four-game losing streak last time out against Dallas. Marina Mabrey leads Chicago in scoring (15.1) and assists (4.1). Carter adds 13.7 points, and Reese 12.4 points and 10.8 rebounds.

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Final: Sky 88, Fever 87

The Fever score just 5 points over the final 6+ minutes and squander a 15-point third-quarter lead.

Kelsey Mitchell scores 24 points, including 5-of-10 3-pointers. Caitlin Clark plays all but a few seconds and gets a double-double. Aliyah Boston has 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. NaLyssa Smith has 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Angel Reese has 25 points and 16 rebounds (that’s 8 consecutive double-doubles), while Chennedy Carter has 23 points and 5 assists. Kamilla Cardoso adds 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Chicago is +13 on rebounds and makes 22-of-32 free throws. Indiana is 13-of-30 (43.3%) on 3-pointers and 10-of-14 on free throws.

How many points did Caitlin Clark score today?

Clark played almost the whole game, scoring 17 points with 13 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 turnovers. She is 5-of-9 on 3-pointers.

Fever vs. Sky closing minutes

:19: Aliyah Boston makes a 3-pointer. Sky lead 88-87.

:27: Chennedy Carter makes 1-of-2 free throws.

:43: Kamilla Cardoso makes 1-of-2 free throws.

:53: Angel Reese layup. Sky lead 86-84.

2:30: Chennedy Carter short jumper. 84-84.

2:44: Kelsey Mitchell layup. Fever lead 84-82.

3:12: Angel Reese’s and-1 ties the score at 82 and extends Chicago’s run to 12-0. Also, Reese and NaLyssa Smith get technical fouls for jawing at each other.

3:43 left 4Q: Fever 82, Sky 79

Chennedy Carter’s layup off of a Caitlin Clark turnover brings Chicago within 82-79 and caps a 9-0 Sky run. Timeout, Fever.

5:27 left 4Q: Fever 82, Sky 75

Caitlin Clark is 5-of-8 from 3-point range for 17 points. Kelsey Mitchell leads Indiana with 22. Angel Reese and Chennedy Carter have 18 each for Chicago.

End 3Q: Fever 72, Sky 64

Caitlin Clark has 11 points and 13 assists (a single-game franchise record). She has played the whole game. Chicago’s Angel Reese has 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Sky score the last 7 of the quarter.

Indiana’s 24-3 run is capped by Kelsey Mitchell’s 4-point play to yield a 72-57 lead. She’s up to 22 points, including 5-of-9 3-pointers.

Mitchell’s 3 gives the Fever an 58-55 lead. The assist comes from Caitlin Clark, who has 11 points and 10 assists at the time.

6:27 left 3Q: Sky 54, Fever 53

Chennedy Carter remains on the court for a minute following a hard foul from NaLyssa Smith.

Caitlin Clark hits a 3 and assists an Aliyah Boston layup. Kelsey Mitchell hits a long 2 with 7:55 left, Indiana’s first scoring of the quarter.

8:35 left 3Q: Sky 52, Fever 46

Chicago’s Kamilla Cardoso scores the first 5 points in the quarter and Angel Reese adds a basket. The Sky are making a commitment to attacking the basket. Timeout, Indiana.

Halftime: Fever 46, Sky 45

Kelsey Mitchell scores all 10 of her points in the first quarte.r Aliyah Boston scores all 8 of hers in the second. Caitlin Clark has 8 points (all in the first quarter), 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 turnovers.

Chennedy Carter has 15 points, and Angel Reese 8 points and 8 rebounds for the Sky.

Chicago is +8 on rebounds, but has 8 turnovers to Indiana’s 4. The Fever are 6-of-15 (40%) on 3-pointers, but 4-of-7 on free throws.

Kristy Wallace’s 3 puts Indiana ahead 42-41 at the 1:45 mark. The Fever had missed 8 straight shots since the 6:08 mark.

4:19 left 2Q: Fever 39, Sky 39

The Fever miss 2 3-pointers, and the Sky convert for layups. Timeout, Indiana. Chicago’s Chennedy Carter is 6-of-6 from the field for 15 points.

5:37 left 2Q: Aliyah Boston appears

Fever 39-35

Fever get 3 baskets on Caitlin Clark assists. Aliyah Boston gets 6 points in a hurry.

End 1Q: Sky 28, Fever 26

Kelsey Mitchell (10 points) and Caitlin Clark (8) both have 2 3-pointers.

Chennedy Carter leads Chicago with 11 points. Chicago is 71.4% from the field and owns a 9-3 rebounding advantage.

Diamond DeShields hits a 3 to put Chicago ahead 18-16.

Chicago’s Kamilla Cardoso has 2 fouls at the 3:49 mark.

4:40 left 1Q: Caitlin Clark has 2 3-pointers

Fever 13, Sky 10

Clark leads all scorers with 7 points.

Chicago leading scorer Marina Mabrey has 2 fouls early. Angel Reese and Chennedy Carter have 4 points each.

Caitlin Clark starts the scoring with a 3-pointer from the top at the 9-minute mark.

Indiana Fever vs. Chicago Sky starting lineups

Fever: Kristy Wallace, Kelsey Mitchell, Caitlin Clark, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston

Sky: Chennedy Carter, Lindsay Allen, Marina Mabrey, Angel Resse, Kamilla Cardoso

Fever vs. Sky injury report

The Fever’s Temi Fagbenle (foot) remains out.

Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky start time, date

4 p.m. ET Sunday, June 23, 2024, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky

TV: ESPN

Streaming: Fubo (FREE)

Caitlin Clark stats with the Indiana Fever

Averages through June 21 (17 games): 16.2 points, 6.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 33.8% 3-pointers

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