“It stinks" - Caitlin Clark visibly upset after Fever's tough loss to Angel Reese in final minutes of game

WNBA: Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky
Caitlin Clark visibly upset after Fever's tough loss to Angel Reese in final minutes of game

Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever succumbed to the host Chicago Sky 88-87 on Sunday in a thrilling WNBA game. Indiana entered the fourth quarter with an eight-point lead, but the Sky came back with a 24-15 final period to take the win.

Following the game, Caitlin Clark was spotted seemingly arguing with her coach, Christie Sides. Two days later, the young star opened up on the loss:

“It stinks. It's a game we felt we could have won and put ourselves in a position to win after three quarters and even, I think we were up 12 with seven minutes to play in the game if I'm not mistaken. You can’t dwell on it too much, but you can’t let it happen again.
"I think once you go back and watch your film, if we have another situation in the fourth quarter where we’re up 15, you still have to be able to attack and be aggressive. But also, play really great defense. You can't foul as much to stop the clock. That's free points when the clock is not even moving, and that's the worst thing you can do.
"Like I said, we're an inexperienced group, you have to learn from it, that's the only thing you can do."

Clark recorded another double-double with 17 points and 13 assists. However, when things matter the most, the Fever crumbled against the pressure and let the win slip against Angel Reese and company.

Kate Martin defends Caitlin Clark against criticism after losing to Chicago

Hours after Caitlin Clark lost to the Chicago Sky, former teammate and close friend Kate Martin came to her defense, calling out people for putting unrealistic expectations on a rookie.

"Caitlin is phenomenal, and she's having a great rookie season," Martin said. "I think people are really hard on her expecting her to be perfect. That's unrealistic, right?
"She's a phenomenal person, she's a phenomenal player, and I'm gonna support her through everything. She's one of my best friends, and so I'll just be there for her listening if she needs it. ... I'm just trying to be the best friend that I can."

After a couple of ups and downs, Caitlin Clark and the Fever have found their rhythm. Before the loss to the Chicago Sky, they were on a four-game winning streak. The young guard is heating up at the right time, and if they learn from their mistakes, the Fever have a good chance to be competitive in the league.

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Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein
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