Caitlin Clark Starts WNBA Career 0-5

“You’re never happy to lose,” Caitlin Clark said Wednesday night. “It’s not fun, but at the same time there’s just a lot of things to build on. I’m just trying to be as positive as possible, continue to learn, continue to stack days. I know that first win will be right around the corner.”

It has been a rough start for Clark on an individual level and for the Indiana Fever overall. Last night, the Fever visited the Seattle Storm and played in front of over 18,000 fans. The Fever’s largest lead of the night was four points and they took a 60-58 lead into the fourth quarter.

However, Seattle began the final quarter on a 7-0 run to turn the tide. A Kelsey Mitchell three put Indiana back ahead, 72-71, with 5:09 remaining but Seattle rattled off the next eight points to seize control. With a chance to win the game in the final seconds of the game, Clark committed a turnover — her third of the night.

Overall, Clark finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. However, her poor shooting continued as she went just 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-8 from three.

“We’re, what, six points away from being 2-3 instead of 0-5? It’s that close. There’s so many instances of going back and watching the film of like little things that you can easily fix and clean up that would go a really long way, and possibly it wouldn’t even come down to one possession. I think you have to find confidence in that, especially at this point, being 0-5. If you just get upset by it, I don’t think that’s going to be too beneficial for us.”

Clark and the Fever will have a chance to win their first game of the season on Friday night when they travel to Los Angeles to take on Cameron Brink and the Sparks. A former collegiate star at Stanford, Brink was the No. 2 pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft.