Next up for the Fever is continuing their five-game road trip by going to play the Chicago Sky Sunday afternoon at Wintrust Arena on the campus of DePaul University. Caitlin Clark was asked Friday night if rivalry games add an extra gear and heightened sense of determination.

Instead, Clark more so downplayed the supposed rivalry with the Sky and even Angel Reese.

“I’m pretty sure the only people that view this as a rivalry is all of you (media),” Clark said after the win. “For us it’s just a game of basketball. That’s what it is. And if it’s going to help move the game forward, absolutely. That’s amazing. That’s what it should be. people could talk about it.”

The Fever and Sky have already met twice this season, both in Indiana. The Fever won each game in single digits. Both times, Clark was flagrant fouled by Chennedy Carter and the 2024 No. 7 pick in Reese during the third quarter, respectively. For the Carter flagrant which occurred June 1, Clark said the play wasn’t basketball-like. For the Reese flagrant, Clark shrugged it off.

After that game, Clark said Reese was going for the block and her getting knocked in the head was getting caught in the crossfire of that. In spite of Carter’s hip-check on an inbounds during the June 1 game, she later caught Clark and held her upright in the June 16 rematch. That was after Clark jumped right toward Carter and Sky guard Dana Evans while going up to try to shoot.

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