WNBA: Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun

WNBA: Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun

The Indiana Fever are looking to get their first win of the WNBA season as they host the Connecticut Sun at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Fever already faced the Sun in their season opener at the Mohegan Sun Arena last week. Connecticut dominated the game in the second half to take the 92-71 win.

Caitlin Clark had 20 points and 10 turnovers in her debut, so she’s likely looking to have a better performance. Dijonai Carrington did a fantastic job holding Clark on offense in the early parts of the game, while the entire team really focused on slowing the rookie down.

The Sun’s offense will rely on DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas, while Indiana will need more from Aliyah Boston. She’s having a tough start to the season and only had four points in the loss to Connecticut.

Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever Game Player Stats and Box Scores for May 20

Connecticut Sun Player Stats and Box Score

Alyssa Thomas led the way for the Connecticut Sun in their win over the Indiana Fever. Thomas had a near triple-double with 24 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. She also hit clutch free throws to ice the game for the Suns. DeWanna Bonner came alive in the second half, finishing with 22 points and three rebounds.

Tyasha Harris added 16 points and two assists, while Dijonai Carrington had 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block. It was the starters who carried the team with just four points off the bench. The Sun are now 3-0 to start the 2024 WNBA season.


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Indiana Fever Player Stats and Box Score

Caitlin Clark is starting to get the hang of it with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Clark was 5-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-7 from beyond the arc, despite an ankle injury in the second quarter. She did have five turnovers and five fouls, so she still needs to work on those moving forward.

Kelsey Mitchell also had 17 points and five assists, while Temi Fagbenle had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. NaLyssa Smith added 13 points, six rebounds and two steals, and Aliyah Boston finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.


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Connecticut Sun vs Indiana Fever Game Summary

The game was close from start to finish between the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever. Caitlin Clark and the Fever took some control in the second quarter, while the Sun was in charge of the third quarter.

It came down to the wire with Clark tying the game 82-82 with a layup with about a minute to go. DeWanna Bonner put the Sun back in the lead after hitting a shot before Aliyah Boston tied the game with 30.2 seconds remaining.

Temi Fagbenle was called for a foul on Tyasha Harris, which was upheld after the challenge by the Fever. Harris made the two free throws for the lead. Boston had a chance to tie the game, but she missed an open layup with Alyssa Thomas icing the game for the 88-84 win.