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Published Time: 03.06.2024 - 00:05:23 Modified Time: 03.06.2024 - 00:05:23

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton scored 20 points, and Jonquel Jones added 18 for the Liberty, who were nearing the end of the easy win when Clark left the game. Clark, the No. 1 pick in April's draft, played the first few minutes of the fourth quarter before exiting, holding her ear for a bit as she left the court. She was hurt while getting bumped on a screen. Fever vs Liberty



Fever's Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston leave the court due to injury late in the fourth quarter against the Liberty. (0:50)

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton scored 20 points, and Jonquel Jones added 18 for the Liberty, who were nearing the end of the easy win when Clark left the game. Clark, the No. 1 pick in April's draft, played the first few minutes of the fourth quarter before exiting, holding her ear for a bit as she left the court. She was hurt while getting bumped on a screen.

Clark was fine afterward.

The Fever had another scary moment a few minutes later when Aliyah Boston went down awkwardly with an ankle injury after she was fouled. She gingerly walked off the court and back to the locker room.

Indiana coach Christie Sides didn't have an update on the extent of Boston's injury, but last season's Rookie of the Year seemed to be OK while walking around in front of the locker room.

Indiana was playing the second game of a back-to-back set. The Fever (2-9) beat the Chicago Sky on Saturday by one point.

The Fever have had a brutal stretch to the start the season, with 11 games in the first 20 days, including playing New York three times now.

"Their legs were shot. I mean, that's where everything stems from, your legs, when you shoot the basketball -- especially for 3s," Sides said. "They're shot, they're gassed, so everything was a little short."

The Liberty took advantage of the tired Fever, racing out to a 31-13 lead after one quarter. Laney-Hamilton and Breanna Stewart each had seven points in the opening 10 minutes as New York pushed the pace.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information and The was used in this report.

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