Caitlin Clark Scores 10, Disappoints WNBA Fans amid Fever’s Blowout Loss to Sun

UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT - JUNE 10: Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever passes the ball against Olivia Nelson-Ododa #10 and Tyasha Harris #52 of the Connecticut Sun during the first half at the Mohegan Sun Arena on June 10, 2024 in Uncasville, Connecticut. 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. (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)

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Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark was looking to build off the momentum of her 30-point performance in Friday’s win over the Washington Mystics, but she ran into a ticked-off Connecticut Sun squad that was motivated to shut her down.

The Sun, who lost their first game of the season this past Saturday to the New York Liberty, bulldozed the Fever on their way to an 89-72 win. The team held Clark to 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting. She was limited to just 22 minutes on the floor due to foul trouble.

Connecticut (10-1) led by as many as 28 points in Monday’s victory, which was its third over Indiana (3-10) this season. Dijonai Carrington recorded a season-high 22 points and also did an outstanding job defending Clark. DeWanna Bonner added 17 points and Alyssa Thomas chipped in seven points while pulling down 18 rebounds and dishing out seven assists.

With Clark having an off-game, the Fever were led by Aliyah Boston, who notched her second double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

However, it was Clark who was the subject of conversations on social media, as fans struggled to hold back their disappointment with her performance on Monday:

Clark being left off the Team USA roster for the Paris Olympics sparked a ton of debate over the past few days. While she handled the snub in stride and said she would use it as motivation, she didn’t show much fire in Monday’s game.

The transition to the WNBA has been filled with ups and downs for Clark so far, but she has shown flashes of being the dominant player she was at Iowa. Unfortunately, Monday wasn’t one of those instances.

Clark will look to bounce back on Thursday at home against the Atlanta Dream (5-4).