Caitlin Clark battled through a migraine to contribute to Indiana Fever’s victory over the Phoenix Mercury, narrowly missing out on setting a new rookie record in the WNBA.

Caitlin Clark overcame a migraine to lead the Indiana Fever to an 88-82 victory over the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Despite the Fever trailing 17-4 early in the game and facing a 15-point deficit later on, Clark’s impressive performance—scoring 15 points, dishing out 12 assists, and grabbing nine rebounds—was instrumental in the Fever’s comeback.

Clark, who fell just short of achieving the WNBA’s first rookie triple-double, played through discomfort, logging 39 minutes and 27 seconds on the court. She mentioned to ESPN that she wasn’t feeling well throughout the game, a challenge she has faced previously during her college career due to migraines.

“I’m just glad we got the win,” Clark said, reflecting on the game against veteran Diana Taurasi and the energetic crowd. Taurasi, who has been in the WNBA for 20 years and is the league’s all-time leading scorer, praised Clark for her accomplishments despite her young career.

“What Caitlin has achieved so far is incredible,” Taurasi commented. “She clearly loves the game and has put in the work. Despite the pressure and challenges she faces, she continues to improve every game. Her future looks bright, and as a veteran of this league, it’s exciting to see her potential.”

In other WNBA action, the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Chicago Sky 70-62, with Kayla McBride and Napheesa Collier contributing 16 and 13 points, respectively.