Despite Caitlin Clark's rough start, rookie demonstrates future of WNBA in strong hands.

Mohegan Sun Arena, which was generating more energy than a coronal mass ejection, anxiously hoped that Caitlin Clark's 3-point shots would dazzle like the Northern Lights that showed in this area over the weekend.  

However, Clark, a consistent record-breaker in college, struggled off the launchpad for much of Tuesday's game, which saw the Indiana Fever lose 92-71 to the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA debut.  

Despite finishing tied with DeWanna Bonner of Connecticut for a game-high 20 points, Clark (5-for-15 shooting) missed her first four attempts   

and was pulled to the bench midway through the first quarter owing to foul trouble.  

She scored her first basket in the second quarter but didn't get going until the fourth quarter,  

when she hit a pair of consecutive 3-pointers and went to the line for a pair of free throws on the next possession.  

Despite a shaky performance in which she broke another record — Clark had 10 turnovers in her WNBA debut   

— the 22-year-old sensation was more focused on the larger picture when she met with reporters more than an hour after Indiana's loss.  

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