With the Indiana Fever, Caitlin Clark is off to a great start in her WNBA career. Clark will play one of the most recognizable players in league history to finish her season. On Sunday afternoon, the Fever will play the Phoenix Mercury and Diana Taurasi. Clark gave her thoughts on her expected meeting with the all-time great.


When inquired about whether taking on Taurasi excited her more, Clark responded with wisdom.

Yes, without a doubt. According to Clark, via Desert Wave Media, “That’s someone I grew up idolizing, looking up to, and wanting to be like eventually.” It goes without saying that she is among the best players and scorers in the history of our game. For this reason, I’m happy. That’s enjoyable. It resembles a dream come true, almost. You get to compete against the greatest players in history and live the life of your dreams. So, yes, it’s enjoyable for me.

Taurasi remarked, “Indiana is a really skilled young squad; they will come in here and play well.” Being young has its advantages since you don’t have any life experience. You can play freely; just enter structures and let your imagination run wild.

On Sunday afternoon, Caitlin Clark and her group will undoubtedly let it loose. The Fever have dropped their last two games but have won six of their previous ten. They are one position behind the Chicago Sky for the fifth-place berth in the WNBA playoff picture with a 7–12 record. The Fever are aware that their clash with Mercury will not be simple, but they still want to win by playing to their advantages.

Fever and Clark will go off against an experienced squad.

The Mercury has the services of Brittany Griner and Kahleah Copper in addition to Diana Taurasi. Copper’s first year with Phoenix has seen an incredible scoring explosion. With her average of 22.7 points per game, the 29-year-old is third in the league.

In order to slow down the former WNBA champion, Clark and the Fever will have their hands full. Griner is also having a very successful year.

Griner’s average point total through seven games is 19.3, which is her highest since 2021. She also pulls down 7.6 rebounds each game. Griner, who stands 6’9″, will have to halt in the paint. But the Fever have a formidable offense of their own to support.

Aliyah Indiana’s interior game is led by Boston. In a game, her averages are 12.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. Boston aims to stay competitive with Caitlin Clark and hold her own against Phoenix’s frontcourt. As Clark hinted after Indiana’s victory over the Washington Mystics on June 19, their pairing hasn’t been ideal.

In reference to her failed throws to Boston, Clark remarked, “There were a couple here and there.” “In one instance, I kind of assumed Aliyah would be open without really looking, so I threw it without really looking.” Therefore, I believe simply slowing down a little.

Boston and Clark will eventually find their rhythm. Nonetheless, they are optimistic that Sunday’s matchup with the Mercury will go according to plan.