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CBS4 will air the Indiana Fever-Chicago Sky game on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – FOX59’s sister station, CBS4, will air Sunday’s Indiana Fever game with the Chicago Sky.

The game kicks off at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at noon, and it is one of two Fever games that will air on CBS4 over the next three weeks. CBS will also broadcast the Fever’s game with the New York Liberty on July 6.

In Sunday’s game, Indiana’s rookie point guard, Caitlin Clark, will face the Sky’s 2024 lottery draft picks, center Kamilla Cardoso and forward Angel Reese.

Clark, who was the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, leads all rookies with 15.6 points per game. Reese has scored the second-most points among rookies this year at 12.2 per game.

Cardoso ranks sixth among the league’s top rookie scorers with 8.8 points per game. However, Cardoso has missed six of Sky’s 12 matches due to injury.

Reese and Cardoso rank first and third among WNBA rookies in rebounds per game. The duo averages 10 and 5.7 boards per game, respectively. Clark is the WNBA’s rookie assists leader with six per game.

The Fever and Sky last met on June 1 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Indiana picked up a 71-70 victory in that game after all five starters scored in double figures. Cardoso and Reese scored 11 and eight points, respectively.

The last time Indiana and Chicago met, Sky guard Chennedy Carter also committed a hard foul on Clark. The controversial error was later reviewed by the WNBA.

Clark has history with both Cardoso and Reese outside of the Fever’s game against the Sky earlier this month.

Cardoso’s South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Clark’s Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2024 NCAA Women’s College Basketball National Championship Game. South Carolina defeated Iowa 87-75 in April at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.

Reese’s LSU Tigers defeated Clark and the Hawkeyes in the 2023 national championship game, 102-85. Iowa then defeated LSU 94-87 in the Elite Eight of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Clark scored 30 points in each of her appearances in the national championship game.

Indiana (4-10) and Chicago (4-8) enter Sunday’s game trying to climb out of the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The two teams trail the Connecticut Sun (12-1), New York Liberty (12-2) and Atlanta Dream (5-6) in the standings. The Fever and Sky are narrowly ahead of the Washington Mystics (2-12).

The Fever and Sky are both battling for spots in the WNBA playoffs, and their matchup on Sunday could go a long way in determining which of the teams makes the postseason.

The eight teams with the best regular season records make the WNBA playoffs each year. Just under half way through the season, the Sky have the eighth best record in the league. The Fever have the 10th best record in the WNBA to date.