Caitlin Clark, Fever return to court to face winless Mystics

After taking a much-needed four days off, rookie Caitlin Clark

and the Indiana Fever will take on the Washington Mystics on Friday night in a Commissioner’s Cup matchup between the two poorest teams in the WNBA. It will be interesting to see if the Fever are rejuvenated. Compared to Washington (0-10), which was defeated 79-71 at home by the Chicago Sky on Thursday, Indiana (2-9) will undoubtedly be considerably better rested. It’s the worst start in the history of Mystics. The Fever, on the other hand, had an extremely busy schedule to start the season—11 games in 20 days. This week’s vacation seemed a lot like a mini-vacation. Clark told reporters, “Hopefully, we’ll get our legs under us a little bit more and make a few more shots.” Most likely, we haven’t shot it more successfully than we had hoped. However, I believe that generally, only our working relationship and chemistry will improve.” On May 24, Indiana defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 78-73 after dropping their opening five games under coach Vince Carter. Before the Fever defeated the Sky 71-70 at home last Saturday, they suffered three more defeats. The New York Liberty crushed Indiana 104-68 the next day. This season, it was the second time the Liberty defeated the Fever by a score of 36 points. On Sunday, Clark had her poorest performance as a professional, managing just three points on one of ten shots. Despite averaging 15.6 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.1 rebounds, the former Iowa standout is only shooting 35.7 percent from the field.

Aaliyah Edward

, a former UConn standout who was selected sixth overall by Washington, is a terrific rookie. In Thursday’s loss to Chicago, she set career highs with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocked shots. Edwards shot 10 out of 12 times. Following the game, teammate Shatori Walker-Kimbrough stated that Edwards deserves greater attention from the public. “Don’t forget her name when everyone is talking about the rookie class,” Walker-Kimbrough remarked following the Sky game. Today, she released a statement. Every day, she makes a statement. She enters, works diligently, and focuses her attention on her work.” Guard Brittney Sykes (left ankle) and forward Shakira Austin (left hip) will be sidelined for the Mystics once more. In Washington’s second game of the season, Sykes sustained an injury. Austin has been limited all season. Indiana is 1-1 in Commissioner’s Cup play, the Mystics are 0-2.



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