Caitlin Clark will make her exhibition home debut against the Dream a day earlier than initially scheduled, Indiana Fever officials announced Friday.

Indiana was initially scheduled to host the Dream on May 10. The game now will be played May 9 in Indianapolis.

The scheduling conflict occurred when the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks each advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs with Game 6 wins Thursday night. League officials then announced the two teams would play Game 3 at Indiana at 7 p.m. May 10 — the same date and time the Fever and Dream were to play.

Both Indiana teams play in the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Fever officials said tickets with the May 10 date will be valid for the rescheduled game and that the game will be shown on the WNBA app.

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark (22) drives past Dallas Wings forward Natasha Howard (6) during the first half of an WNBA basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, May 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

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Clark played her first professional game Friday night at Dallas.

The two-time NCAA women’s basketball player of the year led all first-half scorers with 16 points in 16 minutes and finished with a team-high 21 points in the Fever’s 79-76 loss. She was 6 of 15 from the field including 5 of 13 from deep, and had three rebounds, two assists, four fouls and five turnovers.

Her 21 points tied for the game high with Dallas rookie Jaelyn Brown.

Clark had a chance to send the game into overtime. Dallas’ winning basket by Arike Ogunbowale came with three seconds left and Clark’s 3-point attempt from the right corner at the buzzer fell short.

Clark’s first pro basket came on a 28-foot 3-pointer near the left sideline less than a minute into play. She hit four 3-pointers in the half and added two of three free throws when fouled on a shot behind the arc.

She was scoreless in the third period and sat for the final five minutes after collecting her fourth foul.

Indiana opens the regular season May 14 at Connecticut and plays its first home game May 16 against New York.

Indiana Fever's Grace Berger, from left, Caitlin Clark and Erica Wheeler pose for a photo during the Indiana Fever media day, Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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