Game recap: Indiana Fever, Caitlin Clark fall to Seattle Storm (2024)

Scott HornerIndianapolis Star

TheIndiana Fever(7-11) are out West for their third matchup of the season against the Seattle Storm (10-6). Seattle won the two meetings.

Kelsey Mitchellleads the Fever in scoring (16.4 points), while Caitlin Clarkadds 16.3 points and a team-leading 6.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 5.6 turnovers. Aliyah Bostonaverages 13.0 points and 7.9 rebounds, and NaLyssa Smith 11.8 points and 7.0 rebounds.

The Fever's magic number in the regular season remains 84: When they hold the opponent to 84 or fewer points, they win. When the opponent reaches 85, Indiana loses.

Olympian Jewell Loyd leads Seattle with an 18.4-point scoring average, as well as 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals. Nneka Ogwumike adds 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Indiana Miss Basketball and Notre Dame alum Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 14.8 points and 6.1 assists. Ezi Magbegor adds 13.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots.

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Important return: Temi fa*gbenle (foot) is ready to contribute

Roster tweaks: Fever activate Dantas' contract, waive rookie Taylor

Final: Storm 89, Fever 77

Indiana has its worst offensive game in several weeks, hitting 44.6% from the field, 61.1% on free throws and committing 20turnovers.

Bench help: Erica Wheeler has 15 points and Temi fa*gbenle 8 points and 7 rebounds in her return from a foot injury.

Caitlin Clark scores 15, Aliyah Boston 11 points and 14rebounds, Kelsey Mitchell 14points and NaLyssa Smith 12with 9rebounds.

Jewell Loyd scores 23 of her 34points in the first half, while Nneka Ogwumike has 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Ezi Magbegor 18points. Skylar Diggins-Smith has 8 points and 9 assists.

The Fever visit the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.

How many points did Caitlin Clark score?

Clark hits 4-of-9 shots from the field, including 3-of-7 3-pointers, and 4-of-5 free throws for 15 points. She also has 7assists, 6rebounds and 6 turnovers.

5:05 left 4Q: Storm 79, Fever 64

The Fever go the first 4:15 without scoring before Kelsey Mitchell hits a 3. Seattle scores the first 9.

End 3Q: Storm 70, Fever 61

Erica Wheeler and Caitlin Clark are up to 15 points each as the Fever narrow their deficit with a 13-3 run. Seattle's Nneka Ogwunmike has 13 points and 11 rebounds.

8:19 left 3Q: Storm 57, Fever 41

The Fever allow a couple of layups as Seattle extends its lead. Timeout, Indiana.

Halftime: Storm 53, Fever 39

Caitlin Clark has 12 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists to lead Indiana, while Kelsey Mitchell has 7 points. Indiana has 8 offensive rebounds and leads 24-17overall.

Jewell Loyd has 23 points for Seattle, including 5-of-6 3-pointers,Ezi Magbegor has 10 points and Nneka Ogwumike 9 with 7 rebounds. The Storm are 8-of-15 on 3-pointers.

4:10 left 2Q: Storm 40, Fever 31

Seattle scores 8in a row to restore a double-digit lead. Ezi Magbegor has 10 points.

6:59 left 2Q: Caitlin Clark leads a Fever surge

Caitlin Clark has 9 points and 3 assists as Indiana draws within 32-29. Timeout, Seattle.

End 1Q: Jewell Loyd gets hot from 3-point range

Storm 30, Fever 21

Jewell Loyd has 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, but her left eye swells after a foul by Lexie Hull. (Loyd makes both free throws then leaves the game.) Seattle is 6-of-10 on 3s with 0 turnovers.

Lexie Hull, Erica Wheeler and Temi fa*gbenle enter the game, and Loyd hits a pair of 3-pointers.

3:25 left 1Q: Storm 16, Fever 10

Aliyah Boston has a couple of early baskets. NaLyssa Smith has 4 rebounds. Ezi Magbegor and Jewell Loyd have 7 each for the Storm, who score 12 straight points.

Indiana Fever vs. Seattle Storm starting lineups

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

Storm: Skylar Diggins-Smith, Jewell Loyd, Jordan Horston, Nneka Ogwumike, Ezi Magbefor

Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm start time, date

10 p.m. ET Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever vs Seattle Storm

TV: Amazon Prime, WALV

Streaming: Fubo (FREE)

Caitlin Clark stats with the Indiana Fever

Averages through June 23 (18 games): 16.3 points, 6.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 35.1% 3-pointers

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Tickets to see Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever

Tickets for Fever games are available here.

2024 Fever schedule

This is the Indiana Fever 2024 schedule, with TV info; all times are ET; ^-preseason.

Date, dayplace, opponentTime, TV/results
May 3, Fri.at Dallas^L, 79-76
May 9, Thurs.vs. Atlanta^W, 83-80
May 14, Tues.at ConnecticutL, 92-71
May 16, Thurs.vs. New YorkL, 102-66
May 18, Sat.at New YorkL, 91-80
May 20, Mon.vs. ConnecticutL, 88-84
May 22, Wed.at SeattleL, 85-83
May 24, Fri.at Los AngelesW, 78-73
May 25, Sat.at Las VegasL, 99-80
May 28, Tues.vs. Los AngelesL, 88-82
May 30, Thurs.vs. SeattleL, 103-88
June 1, Sat.vs. Chicago*W, 71-70
June 2, Sun.at New York*L, 104-68
June 7, Fri.at Washington*W, 85-83
June 10, Mon.at Connecticut*L, 89-72
June 13, Thurs.vs. Atlanta*W, 91-84
June 16, Sun.vs. ChicagoW, 91-83
June 19, Wed.vs. WashingtonW, 88-81
June 21, Fri.at AtlantaW, 91-79
June 23, Sun.at ChicagoL, 88-87
June 27, Thurs.at Seattle10 p.m., Prime, WALV
June 30, Sun.at Phoenix3 p.m., ESPN
July 2, Tues.at Las Vegas9:30 p.m., ESPN
July 6, Sat.vs. New York1 p.m., CBS
July 10, Wed.vs. WashingtonNoon, NBA TV, WTHR
July 12, Fri.vs. Phoenix7:30 p.m., Ion
July 14, Sun.at Minnesota4 p.m., ESPN
July 17, Wed.at Dallas7:30 p.m., ESPN
Aug. 16, Fri.vs. Phoenix7:30 p.m., Ion
Aug. 18, Sun.vs. Seattle3:30 p.m., ABC
Aug. 24, Sat.at Minnesota8 p.m., NBA TV
Aug. 26, Mon.at Atlanta7:30 p.m., NBA TV, WTHR
Aug. 28, Wed.vs. Connecticut7 p.m., NBA TV
Aug. 30, Fri.at Chicago7:30 p.m., Ion
Sept. 1, Sun.at Dallas4 p.m., NBA TV
Sept. 4, Wed.vs. Los Angeles7 p.m., CBS SN, WALV
Sept. 6, Fri.vs. Minnesota7:30 p.m., Ion
Sept. 8, Sun.vs. Atlanta4 p.m., WTHR
Sept. 11, Wed.vs. Las Vegas7 p.m., NBA TV
Sept. 13, Fri.vs. Las Vegas7:30 p.m., Ion
Sept. 15, Sun.vs. Dallas3 p.m., WALV
Sept. 19, Thurs.at Washington7 p.m., Prime, WTHR

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