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Tyrese Haliburton calls Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark ‘special’ after triple-double

Tyrese Haliburton calls Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark ‘special’ after triple-double

Tyrese Haliburton calls Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark ‘special’ after triple-double

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Fever rookie star Caitlin Clark had a historic performance Saturday. In a comeback win over the New York Liberty, the Iowa product finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists.

It was Clark’s first WNBA triple-double — she’d reached double digits in assists or rebounds on many occasions, but never both in the same game until this outing. Her 13 assists tied the Fever’s single-game franchise record, though Clark already owns that honor.

The first overall pick in the 2024 draft became the first rookie to record a triple-double in WNBA history. She came close to achieving it before, but ultimately did it, and it was instrumental in a big win for the Fever. They improved their record to 9-13 and currently sit in seventh place in the WNBA standings.

“Wow, Caitlin! Good job, sis,” Fever center Aliyah Boston said after the game. The final score was 83-78.

Clark is currently averaging 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. She has been spectacular and Saturday’s game was her best yet. She stole the show against one of the league’s best teams just days after being named an All-Star.

Indiana Pacers star guard Tyrese Haliburton took to Instagram to comment on the performance. Haliburton has attended several Fever games this season. The Pacers and Fever share a home arena, and it’s across the street from the Pacers’ practice facility.

“22 you are special!!!” Haliburton commented on Clark’s Instagram post about the game against New York. 22 is Clark’s jersey number. San Antonio Spurs forward Harrison Barnes also commented on the same thing.

“What I like most about him is the way he passes the ball. I watch his game and it’s amazing what he can do,” Clark said of Haliburton in April.

The Pacers are preparing for summer league, while the Fever have an upcoming game on Wednesday against the Washington Mystics.