Caitlin Clark makes WNBA history in Fever vs. Liberty showdown

Published July 7, 2024, 10:00 AMNBA.com Philippines Staff

The Indiana Fever upset the New York Liberty. Photos (c) Indiana Fever
Caitlin Clark adds another milestone to what has already been a pretty historic career.


Clark became the first WNBA rookie to record a triple-double, doing so in the Indiana Fever’s 83-78 win over the top-ranked New York Liberty Sunday (PHL time).


The WNBA’s no. 1 pick recorded 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 13 assists, helping push Indiana past New York after the Liberty used a 23-point turnaround to lead by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter.



Clark’s line is also the first triple-double in Indiana Fever franchise history.


As the Fever rallied from a 55-66 deficit early in the fourth, Clark completed a three-point play with 2:51 to go to make it a three-point game, 72-75.


Kelsey Mitchell then hit a three to tie, and Aliya Boston hit the go-ahead basket with two minutes and change left. Mitchell and Boston then finished the win off, going perfect from the foul line to end the game.


Boston and Mitchell had 18 and 14 points, respectively, to supplement Clark’s historic performance.


Sabrina Ionescu led the way for New York with 22 points, but the Liberty saw their nine-game winning streak over the Fever snapped.