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How many points did Caitlin Clark score? Fever versus dream statistics

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The Indiana Fever gave Katie Lou Samuelson a victory over the Atlanta Dream for her 27th birthday.

The Fever held off a crazy comeback from the Dream to win 91-84 on Thursday. It is the Fever’s fourth win of the season and their second home win at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Indiana’s Aliyah Boston led the charge with a double-double, matching her career highs with 27 points, 13 rebounds and two assists.

“We’re resilient. We knew they would come back,” Boston said after the game. “We just had to make sure we were there every possession and we competed.”

Caitlin Clark finished with as many points (7) as turnovers (7). She shot just 3-for-11 from the field, including 1-for-6 on 3-pointers, and had four rebounds and six assists. One of those turnovers came at a crucial time. The Fever led 85-82 with less than a minute left in the game when Clark threw a pass behind teammate Kelsey Mitchell, resulting in a steal from the Dream’s Cheyenne Parker-Tyus… who threw an errant pass and it immediately turned back over to Mitchell, who extended the Fever’s lead to 87-82 with 47 seconds left.

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The Fever had a 15-point halftime lead over the Dream after a dominant first half from Boston and Mitchell, who had 17 and 16 first-half points, respectively. Indiana was able to make its run as Dream’s Rhyne Howard was limited by foul trouble. Howard picked up three early fouls and played just eight minutes in the first half.

In the second half, all bets were off. The Fever came out ice cold in the third quarter, while Howard came out scorching hot. The Dream went on a 36-17 run to take the lead, 80-79, with 3:37 left in the fourth quarter on back-to-back 3-pointers by Howard, the No. 1 overall pick of the WNBA Draft 2022.

The Fever didn’t panic, however, and responded with a 12-4 run of their own to end the game and seal the win.

Mitchell finished with 24 points, two assists and two steals. Samuelson added 11 points and three rebounds off the bench. For the Dream, Howard had 26 points, two rebounds and two steals. Parker-Tyus added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Fever move to 4-10 on the season, while the Dream drops to 5-6.

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