Game recap: Fever rally late to win as Caitlin Clark almost gets triple-double vs. Mercury (2024)

TheIndiana Fever(7-12) continue their Western swing against the Phoenix Mercury (9-8).

Kelsey Mitchell(16.3) and Caitlin Clark(16.2) essentially share Indiana's scoring lead, while Clark adds a team-leading 6.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 5.6 turnovers. Aliyah Bostonaverages 12.9 points and 8.3 rebounds, and NaLyssa Smith 11.8 points and 7.1 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.

Kahleah Copper leads the Mercury with a 22.7-point scoring average on 35.3% 3-point shooting. Brittney Griner (in 7 games) averages 19.3 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Diana Taurasi adds 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Natahsa Cloud adds 10.9 points and 7.1 assists.

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Final: Fever 88, Mercury 82

Indiana scores 19 of its 21 fourth-quarter minutes in the final 3:30 to beat Phoenix.

Aliyah Boston has 17points and 9 rebounds. Kelsey Mitchell scores all 16 in the second half. Caitlin Clark has 15 points and close to a triple-double. NaLyssa Smith has 12 points and 15 boards. Temi fa*gbenle has 10 points off the bench.

Brittney Griner has 24points and Diana Taurasi 19to lead Phoenix. Natasha Cloud has 15points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4steals.

How many points did Caitlin Clark score today?

Caitlin Clark has 15points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds, hitting 2-of-10 3-pointers. She also has 6 turnovers.

Fever vs. Mercury score updates in final minutes

7.1: Kristy Wallace 1-of-2 free throws. Fever lead 88-82

12.9: Kelsey Mitchell 2 free throws after a Phoenix turnover. Fever lead 87-82

19.9: Caitlin Clark 2 free throws. Fever lead 85-82

21.0: Fever timeout after a Mercury miss.

35.6: Kelsey Mitchell jumper. Fever lead 83-82

41.5: Diana Taurasi 1-of-2 free throws. Mercury lead 82-81.

1:10: Brittney Griner 1-of- 2 free throws. 81-81

1:22: Kelsey Mitchell and-1. Fever lead 81-80

1:37: Natasha Cloud 2 free throws. Mercury lead 80-78

1:49: Caitlin Clark 1-of-2 free throws. 78-78.

4:20 left 4Q: Mercury 76, Fever 69

Phoenix owns a 12-2 scoring edge in the quarter. An 8-0 Mercury run prompts a Fever timeout.

5:55 left 4Q: Mercury 71, Fever 69

Aliyah Boston picks up her 5thfoul with 6:43 to go and heads to the bench.

Diana Taurasi hits 2 free throws with 8:36 left to put Phoenix ahead 68-67. She has 18 points.

End 3Q: Fever 67, Mercury 64

Phoenix rallies with 9 straight points after falling behind by 10. The Fever win the quarter 29-15.

Caitlin Clark has 12 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds. Aliyah Boston has 14 points and 8 rebounds, NaLyssa Smith 12 points and 9 rebounds.

2:18 left 3Q: Fever 63, Mercury 55

Indiana has 5 3-pointers in the quarter and a 17-0 run.

Kelsey Mitchell hits a 3 on a Caitlin Clark assist. All of Mitchell's 9 points are in this quarter and the Fever lead 60-55 on a 12-0 run.

Kelsey Mitchell's 3 from Aliyah Boston's assists give Indiana its first lead at the 4-minute mark.

Aliyah Boston's layup from Caitlin Clark's halfcourt pass makes it 55-54.

5:27 left 3Q: Mercury 55, Fever 50

Caitlin Clark hits a long 3, and Indiana's deficit is cut to 53-48.

Kelsey Mitchell's first points come at the 6:43 mark on a 3 off of a Clark assist.

Halftime: Mercury 49, Fever 38

Indiana's inside players are 8-of-13 from the field, but the Fever are just 1-of-12on 3-pointers and 35.5% overall. Caitlin Clark has 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 turnovers. The Fever own a 21-14 rebounding edge.

Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi have 13 points for Phoenix, which has just 2turnovers and is shooting 44.7% from the field.

Extra chippy:Fever, Mercury combine for 5 technicals in first half

2:58 left 2Q: Mercury 41, Fever 36

Indiana is going inside a lot: Aliyah Boston has 10 points, Temi fa*gbenle 8 and NaLyssa Smith 7.

4:48 left 2Q: Tempers flare on a dead ball

After a Phoenix foul, both teams huddle in the lane. Natasha Cloud and Temi fa*gbenle end up yelling at each other, each picking up a technical foul. fa*gbenle makes 2 free throws on the original foul, and Phoenix leads 36-32.

5:25 left 2Q: Mercury 33, Fever 30

Indiana is 1-of-10 on 3-pointers. Phoenix is 4-of-11.

6:50 left 2Q: Mercury 31, Fever 27

Brittney Griner and Aliyah Boston get tangled. Griner gets a technical foul, and Caitlin Clark makes the free throw, and has 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Caitlin Clark dishes to Aliyah Boston and Temi fa*gbenle for layups as the Fever cut their deficit to 28-26.

End 1Q: Mercury 26, Fever 20

The Fever are getting to the free throw line (9-of-12). They are usually on the short end of the foul game. Aliyah Boston leads Indiana with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Phoenix is 10-of-19 from the field, and Brittney Griner and Natasha Cloud have 7 points each.

Caitlin Clark hits a long 3, then passes to Aliyah Boston for a layup, then feeds NaLyssa Smith, who is fouled and makes 1-of-2 free throws on consecutive plays.

Clark has 2 fouls, the 2nd on an offensive foul while shooting.

6:04 left 1Q: Mercury 14, Fever 2

The Mercury score the game's first 8points before NaLyssa Smith's putback basket with 7:49 left. Caitlin Clark has 2 early turnovers.

Fever vs. Mercury starting lineups

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

Mercury: Natasha Cloud, Kahleah Copper, Diana Taurasi, Bec Allen, Brittney Griner

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Temi fa*gbenle battles another injury

Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury start time, date

3 p.m. ET Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever vs Phoenix Mercury

TV: ESPN

Streaming: SiriusXM Channel 81, Fubo (FREE)

Caitlin Clark stats with the Indiana Fever

Averages through June 27 (19 games): 16.2 points, 6.6 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 35.5% 3-pointers

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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 SeattleL, 98-77
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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