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Caitlin Clark is patiently waiting as the Indiana Fever develop team chemistry. After an 88-81 win against the Mystics, the Fever have a three-game streak.

Clark, with 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, dismissed negative talk and outlined their plans to sustain momentum. She’s averaging 16 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists during the streak, and 17.6 points over her last five games.

“I think everybody just loves instant satisfaction in our world,” said Clark, who also recorded six assists and four steals. “No one came in here and said we were going to be WNBA Champions from day 1 in our locker room. That was never our goal. Our goal was to get back to the playoffs and we’re fighting for that every single night.

“This is the first time we’ve won four home games in a row since 2015. You have to have perspective on things, and that goes for life too. Like, have perspective on life. And there just needs to be solid perspective on what this team can accomplish. And I think everybody in our locker room had that.

“Nobody ever hung our heads. We had the hardest schedule to start. We didn’t get to practice much and we’re playing with the most inexperienced team in the WNBA. So, I mean, I think this group is starting to click and build some chemistry and it’s one day at a time. 

“But like I said, everybody loves instant satisfaction. But, sure, we would have probably loved that too. But I think we all kept a good perspective on knowing we need to get better one step at a time and that’s what we’re going to continue to do even though we’ve won three in a row at home here.”