Caitlin Clark shook off a slow start for the Fever by hitting two clutch shots to seal her FIRST WNBA win over the Sparks and No. 2 pick Cameron Brink

Caitlin Clark made up for a slow start against Cameron Brink and the Los Angeles Sparks to seal her first WNBA win on Friday night.

The No. 1 overall pick and Indiana cruised through the first five games heading to the City of Stars after an 85-83 loss to the Seattle Storm on Wednesday.

But they didn’t let their lead slip away with a 78-73 win over LA in a house of 19,103.

Clark had just five points before turning to her long-range shooting arsenal to put the nail in the coffin in the final minutes. With 2:27 left in the game, Clark hit a 33-foot layup to give Indiana a six-point cushion.

About a minute later, Brink answered with a 3-pointer of her own from 26 feet. But as the Sparks cut the deficit to two, Clark hit another three to put the Fever on cruise control.

Caitlin Clark hit two clutch 3-pointers as the Indiana Fever secured their first win

Prior to Friday’s Fever-Sparks game, Clark’s former college rival Angel Reese appeared to reach out to the former Iowa star on the X after the Chicago Sky’s win over the New York Liberty in Brooklyn on Thursday.

“And that’s getting a win in a crowded space not just because of one player on our charter flight. #SKYTOWN,” she wrote with a blowing kiss emoji at the end.

Clark has been credited with increasing interest in the WNBA after being selected first overall by Indiana in April’s draft — the same event where Reese was selected by Chicago.

The two were also great rivals in college, with Reese playing at LSU while Clark was at Iowa.

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Reese and Sky didn’t have charters early in the season, but Clark and Indiana did when they lost their first five games.

On Thursday, Reese attacked suggestions that women’s basketball was falling off the back of Clark himself.

«It’s not just one person, I think people don’t realize that (because) the narrative is that it’s just one person changing the game,» she said.

«There are a lot of us. There are so many great players and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen because our influence has been able to change the game.


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