Aliyah Boston wouldn’t let Caitlin Clark be humble after triple-double

Aliyah Boston wasn’t about to let Caitlin Clark just pull the quiet and humble routine.

While Clark’s M.O. is to credit her teammates instead of seeking singular praise, Boston made sure to celebrate Clark after she became the first rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double.

Clark’s latest record-breaking feat came in a signature 83-78 comeback victory over the WNBA’s best team, the New York Liberty.

The rookie Fever guard’s individual history had fans fired up inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse and on the Interwebs.

It also had Boston fired up, too. As Clark was responding to a question about how much it adds on to her accomplishment as the first Fever player to record a triple-double given that the team also won the game, Boston interjected to share some of her thoughts on the feat.

“She’s so humble, isn’t she? Let me tell you, that’s pretty cool, Caitlin. Great job sister,” Boston said.

Before Boston interjected, Clark reacted to becoming the first Fever player to record a triple-double.

“Honestly, I’m just happy we won. Like I’ve said, I take a lot of pride in being able to do a lot of different things for this team. I want to be able to…I think we’re really good when I can get the ball off the glass and just go in transition and find my teammates and set them up. Obviously, 13 assists, that means my teammates made 13 shots off my passes, so that goes to them,” Clark said.

Clark pointed out earlier in the press conference how well her teammates have been finishing off her passes when asked what her reaction was to becoming the first WNBA rookie to tally a triple-double.

“Obviously, it’s really cool. I mean, my teammates have been finishing the ball really, really at a high rate. My assists numbers. That’s because of them. Just finding them in positions to be successful, whether it’s AB, whether it’s Lyss. I thought we’ve done a really good job of that. But yeah, I guess it’s cool,” Clark said.

Dating back to her time at Iowa, Clark’s teams are now 18-0 in games where she registers a triple-double.

Clark finished with 19 points, 13 assists, 12 rebounds and two steals while shooting 7-of-17 from the field and 3-of-12 from 3-point range.

The Fever return to action on Wednesday, July 10 versus the Washington Mystics in a game that tips at 11 a.m. CT on NBA TV.

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