Aliyah Boston matches career high as Fever pull out win vs. Dream

Aliyah Boston cooks the Dream for 27 points as Fever prevail (1:35)

Aliyah Boston leads the Fever to a 91-84 win with an impressive 27-point double-double. (1:35)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Aliyah Boston matched a career high with 27 points, Kelsey Mitchell added 24 and the Indiana Fever closed on a 10-2 run for a 91-84 win over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night despite getting just seven points from Caitlin Clark in her first game since she was officially left off the U.S. Olympic roster.

The selection committee, in its decision announced Tuesday, determined that the talented Clark did not have the experience to be a member of the group headed to the Paris Games this summer.

Indiana (4-10) scored 59 in the first half and led by as many as 18, but had just 14 points in the first 14 minutes of the second half as Atlanta rallied. The Fever's first points of the fourth quarter came on Mitchell's free throws with 5:16 left.

Rhyne Howard tied it at 77-all with 4:13 left, and she made another 3-pointer on the next possession for Atlanta's first lead 80-79 since it was 11-10.

But Atlanta (5-6) had shot clock violations on back-to-back possessions, and Indiana scored four points following those possessions.

Mitchell converted her first field goal of the second half with 47.1 seconds left for an 87-82 lead after a steal under the Atlanta basket.

Howard made two free throws to get Atlanta within 87-84, but Boston spun in the lane and made a layup.

Boston also grabbed 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Clark shot 3-for-11.

Howard, who was limited to eight minutes in the first half due to three fouls, finished with 26 points, including six 3-pointers. Cheyenne Parker-Tyus had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals off the bench. Allisha Gray added 12 points and Haley Jones scored 10.

Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton sat behind the Fever bench, and Joey Chestnut, a 16-time hot dog-eating champion, was courtside.