WNBA participant appears to take pleasure in Caitlin Clark’s robust recreation: ‘Seatbelt season’

After tying a career-high with 30 factors on Friday evening, Caitlin Clark did not precisely maintain the momentum.

Clark drilled seven three-pointers in that effort, however on Monday in opposition to the Connecticut Solar, she was held to simply eight discipline objective makes an attempt.

Ultimately, the Solar earned an 89-72 win in a rematch from Clark’s WNBA debut, however this time, she scored simply 10 factors.

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Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever passes the ball in opposition to Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Tyasha Harris of the Solar on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment on June 10, 2024, in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Brian Fluharty/Getty Photographs)

Clark was 3-for-8 from the ground (2-for-5 from deep) – she scored 20 in opposition to Connecticut on Might 14.

In that matchup, Clark took 15 pictures, so her quantity was virtually minimize in half on Friday, however Solar guard DiJonai Carrington mentioned their defensive recreation plan did not change a complete lot.

“It was numerous one-on-one. We did not lure as a lot, simply sporadically. It was numerous the identical,” she informed reporters after the sport.

However her teammate, Tyasha Harris, appeared to insinuate that Clark merely could not deal with the robust protection introduced in opposition to her.

“It is seatlbelt season for her,” she mentioned, with amusing from Carrington.

It is seemingly one more swipe at Clark, who has been the brunt of dialog since getting into the league. 

Caitlin Clark after game

Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever walks off of the court docket after a recreation in opposition to the Solar on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment on June 10, 2024, in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Brian Fluharty/Getty Photographs)

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Regardless of huge names in WNBA circles denying any notions that league veterans are “petty” (as Charles Barkley put it), it was fairly a powerful remark from Harris.

It joined the likes of A’ja Wilson, who mentioned race performed a task in Clark’s reputation, and Angel Reese, who appeared to throw a shot at Clark on social media earlier this season, however that was denied by her mom.

On the court docket, Chennedy Carter drew headlines when she had a flagrant foul in opposition to Clark for a blindside hipcheck.

Clark and Carrington

DiJonai Carrington of the Solar performs protection in opposition to Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever on June 10, 2024, on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Chris Marion/NBAE through Getty Photographs)

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It has been a curler coaster for Clark over the past couple weeks – her first 30-point recreation was on Might 28 (after scoring eight and 11 in her earlier two video games), and since then, she’s scored 20, 11, 3, 30 and 10.

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