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Sun vs. Fever score: Caitlin Clark struggles with turnovers as Connecticut dominates Indiana in season opener

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Tuesday night’s WNBA season opener between the Indiana Fever and Connecticut Sun was supposed to be the Caitlin Clark show, but Alyssa Thomas and Co. had other ideas. The veteran Sun frustrated Clark all night long en route to a 92-71 win. 

Thomas picked up right where she left off last season by doing a little bit of everything for the Sun. She finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for her ninth career triple-double, which extends her all-time record. DeWanna Bonner, meanwhile, had 20 points and moved into fifth place on the all-time scoring list in the process. 

Clark got off to a terrible start, as she struggled to adjust to the Sun’s extreme defensive pressure and dealt with early foul trouble. Though she eventually settled down and started hitting some shots in the second half, she turned the ball over 10 times, which set a new franchise record and a were the most in a debut all-time. All told, she finished with 20 points and three assists on 5-of-15 from the field.

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