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Here's Caitlin Clark's debut stat line: 20 points on 5-of-15 shooting, 4-of-11 on 3-pointers, 6-of-6 free throws. She also has 3 assists, 2 steals and 10 turnovers. 

The Sun never allowed the Fever to get comfortable on offense, forcing 25 turnovers. NyLyssa Smith adds 13 points and 9 rebounds, but no one else reaches double figures.

DeWanna Bonner scores 20 points, and Tyasha Harris and DiJonai Carrington add 16 each for the Sun. Alyssa Thomas has 13 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Fever make their home season debut Thursday night against the New York Liberty, who won their season opener.

Sun 81, Fever 67

Caitlin Clark adds another 3, then a couple of free throws to have Indiana's last 8 points. That's 20.

Sun 78, Fever 62

Caitlin Clark leads the Fever with 15 points after her 3rd 3-pointer of the night.

Brionna Jones has made life quite tough for Aliyah Boston, who has 4 points, 6 rebounds and 4 turnovers.

DiJonai Carrington, who has defended Caitlin Clark much of the game, heads back to the Sun locker room.

Sun 64, Fever 57

NyLyssa Smith scores for the first time in the second half on a fast-break pass from Caitlin Clark. Smith leads Indiana with 13 points and Clark has 12.

DeWanna Bonner moves into 5th place in WNBA career scoring.

Sun 59, Fever 47

Turnovers on consecutive possessions lead to Sun points. Indiana has 18.

Caitlin Clark hits a 3-pointer at the 6:47 mark and is up to 10 points. She also has 7 turnovers.

A sluggish start to the second half for both teams. Erica Wheeler's 3 prompts a Sun timeout.

Caitlin Clark has 7 points on 2-of-7 shooting and 1-of-4 from 3-point range. She also has 5 turnovers, 1 assists and 1 steal.

NyLyssa Smith leads Indiana with 11 points and Kelsey Mitchell has 7. The Fever have 13 turnovers.

Connecticut's Dijonai Carrington has 14 points, Tyasha Harris has 11 with 3-of-4 3s, and DeWanna Bonner has 10. 

The Sun have attempted 12 more shots than the Fever, and are 5-of-12 on 3s.

Sun 46, Fever 31

They have 12, the latest by Caitlin Clark leading to a Connecticut basket. Timeout, Fever.

Sun 32, Fever 23

Caitlin Clark scores her first WNBA points on a layup with 5:24 to go. She's 1-of-5 from the field with 3 turnovers.

NyLyssa Smith leads Indiana with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Tyasha Harris has 11 for the Sun.

The Fever have 8 turnovers, and the Sun have attempted 6 more shots.

The Sun convert consecutive Indiana turnovers to lead by double digits.

The Fever are shooting 38.5% from the field and 1-of-4 on free throws with 5 turnovers.

The Sun's Tyasha Harris is 3-of-4 on 3-pointers for 9 points.

Sun 10, Fever 7

NyLyssa Smith has 5 points for the Fever, who have 3 turnovers.

Caitlin Clark has missed her first 3 shots and sits with 2 fouls. She feeds Aliyah Boston for the Fever's first basket of the season on their first possession.

Fever: Katie Lou Samuelson, Caitlin Clark, Erica Wheeler, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston.

Sun: Dijonai Carrington, Brionna Jones, Alyssa Thomas, Tyasha Harris, DeWanna Bonner.

7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

TV: ESPN2

Streaming: Disney+, ESPN+, Fubo (FREE)

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Favorite: Connecticut by 8.5 points

Over/under: 166.5 total points

Moneyline: Fever +270, Sun -350

In two preseason games, Clark averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 rebounds and 5.5 turnovers.

The two-time national player of the year from Iowa finished with NCAA Division I records of 3,951 points and 1,144 assists. In 139 career games, she averaged 28.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists. The Hawkeyes made the national championship game in 2023 and '24.

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ESPN: Sun have a 63.9% chance of winning

Picks and Parlays: Sun 83-72

WNBA rookie scale places Clark's 2024 salary at $76,535.

The Indiana Fever have 13 players.

This is the Indiana Fever 2024 schedule, with TV info; all times are ET; ^-preseason.

Book it:Fever vs. Sun opener is most wagered game in WNBA history

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