FINAL: Indiana Fever beat Chicago Sky, earn first home win of 2024 WNBA season (2024)

TheIndiana Feverare 1-8 to start the 2024 season and will host the Chicago Sky (3-3) on Saturday.

Caitlin Clarkhas averaged 17.6 points, 6.6 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game as a rookie. Kelsey Mitchell has averaged 14.1 points per game this season and Aliyah Boston has put up 11.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.

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Takeaways:Fever hold beat Sky in chippy contest of budding rivalry

The Sky features rookies Angel Reese and Kamilla Cardoso. Cardoso, the third overall pick in the WNBA draft, will make her regular season debut after suffering a shoulder injury in a preseason game.

Indiana is still searching for its first win at Gainbridge Fieldhouse this season.

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Final: Indiana Fever win first home game of the season

The Sky had to foul but Erica Wheeler avoided a defender and threw the ball to Caitlin Clark, who held onto the ball until the buzzer sounded.

Kelsey Mitchell led the team with 18 points. NaLyssa Smith had 17 points. Caitlin Clark put up 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Fever 71, Sky 70

0:6.6 left 4Q: Fever's lead down to 1 point

Kelsey Mitchell missed a shot and Angel Reese grabbed the rebound. NaLyssa Smith fouled Marina Mabrey. Mabrey, with a chance to tie things up, made one of two shot attempts.

Fever 71, Sky 70

0:24.2 left 4Q: Sky cuts Fever lead to 2 points

Erica Wheeler fouled Dana Evans, which was not the best foul since the Sky is in the bonus. Evans made both free throws to make it a two-point game.

Fever 71, Sky 69

1:14 left 4Q: Aliyah Boston keeps Chicago Sky at a distance

Chicago went on an 8-0 run. Aliyah Boston stopped that run with a basket at 1:19. Boston, who was fouled on the play, made the layup.

Fever 71, Sky 67

2:32 left 4Q: Chicago Sky within 5 points

After a layup from Caitlin Clark, the Sky scored back-to-back baskets.

Fever 68, Sky 63

4:14 left 4Q: Indiana Fever hold 8-point lead

The Fever has its largest lead of the game. Kelsey Mitchell has seven points in the fourth quarter.

Fever 66, Sky 58

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8:01 left 4Q: Indiana Fever up 3 on Chicago Sky

The Sky has closed the gap a little. Katie Lou Samuelson's 3-pointer is the only points for the Fever in the fourth so far.

Fever 57, Sky 54

End of 3Q: Fever head into fourth quarter with lead

The Fever have a good chance at getting their first home win of the season if they keep up this type of play. Indiana outscored Chicago in the third quarter, 19-16. Caitlin Clark has nine points, five rebounds and five assists. NaLyssa Smith leads the team with 15 points.

Fever 54, Sky 49

5:57 left 3Q: Fever open up quarter on 8-4 run

The Fever have outscored the Sky in the third quarter, 8-4. NaLyssa Smith has four points in the period.

Fever 43, Sky 37

Halftime: Fever hold slim lead over Sky

Kelsey Mitchell hit a jumper to give Indiana a 35-31 lead. Angel Reese added a jumper of her own to cut the lead down before the half.

Fever 35, Sky 33

1:51 left 2Q: Fever and Sky remain tied

Caitlin Clark has eight points, three assists and two rebounds so far. NaLyssa Smith leads the team with 9 points. Both teams are shooting 41% from the floor.

Fever 31, Sky 31

5:44 left 2Q: Sky tie things up with Fever

Chicago cut Indiana's lead to 17-16 with two free throws from Chennedy Carter. Katie Lou Samuelson's layup at 8:51 stopped the Fever's scoring drought. Less than a minute later, NaLyssa Smith made her second 3-pointer of the game.

Kamilla Cardoso made back-to-back buckets to cut the Fever's lead to 22-20 with 7:42 left. Grace Berger went to the free throw after taking a 3, but missed all of her attempts. Chennedy Carter responded with a layup, which tied the game at 22-22.

On the following possession, NaLyssa Smith hit a jumper to give the lead back to Indiana. Dana Evans tied things up at 24-24 with a floating jumper.

Fever 24, Sky 24

End of 1Q: Caitlin Clark makes two 3s in first quarter

Caitlin Clark hit a 3 at 4:30 to give Indiana a 16-10 advantage. Isabelle Harrison made a basket at 2:03 for the Sky. The Fever are up 17-12.

The Sky's Kamilla Cardoso scored her first WNBA points with a layup at 0:54.

Fever 17, Sky 14

4:45 left 1Q: Fever begin the game with a lead

Caitlin Clark opened with a 3-pointer. Chicago opened the game on a 6-3 run. Kristy Wallace cut the Sky's lead to 6-5 at the 7:07 mark. Aliyah Boston gave the Fever a 7-6 lead at 6:31 with a jumper.

NaLyssa Smith hit a 3-pointer at 5:33.

Fever 13, Sky 8

Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky start time, date

Noon ET Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

How to watch Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever vs Chicago Sky

TV: ESPN

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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*12 p.m., ESPN
June 2, Sun.at New York*7 p.m., NBA TV, WALV
June 7, Fri.at Washington*7:30 p.m., Ion, WTHR
June 10, Mon.at Connecticut*7 p.m., NBA TV, WTHR
June 13, Thurs.vs. Atlanta*7 p.m., WTHR
June 16, Sun.vs. ChicagoNoon, CBS
June 19, Wed.vs. Washington7 p.m., NBA TV
June 21, Fri.at Atlanta7:30 p.m., Ion
June 23, Sun.at Chicago6 p.m., NBA TV, WALV
June 27, Thurs.at Seattle10 p.m., Prime, WALV
June 30, Sun.at Phoenix3 p.m., ESPN
July 2, Tues.at Las Vegas10 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 Minnesota7 p.m., ESPN
July 17, Wed.at Dallas8 p.m., ESPN
Aug. 16, Fri.vs. Phoenix7:30 p.m., Ion
Aug. 18, Sun.vs. Seattle4 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
FINAL: Indiana Fever beat Chicago Sky, earn first home win of 2024 WNBA season (2024)
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