Aliyah Boston Demands Protection From Fans After Indiana Fever Win

Aliyah Boston bounced back in a big way during the Indiana Fever's 78-73 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday night.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and also tallied 2 steals in the win.

Boston's performance was good to see, since she had struggled out of the gates to start the 2024 WNBA season. After averaging 14.5 points per game in 2023, Boston hadn't scored more than 12 points in a 2024 game before Friday.

And fans had been all over Boston during the Indiana Fever's five-game losing streak to start this season.

aliyah boston demands protection from fans after indiana fever win

Indiana Fever forward Aliyah Boston (7) objects to a call by a referee, Thursday, May 16, 2024, during the Indiana Fever home opener game against the New York Liberty at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Grace Hollars/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

Fans were claiming that Boston looked like she hadn't been working on her game during the offseason, and wasn't adjusting well to having Caitlin Clark on her team.

After Boston quelled all of those criticisms on Friday, she addressed her critics during a postgame press conference.

Boston admitted that she logged off social media during the 2024 WNBA season. When asked why, she said, "to protect my peace....there are a lot of couch coaches."

These couch coaches won't have much to critique after the Fever's win on Friday night.

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