The year of the triple-double continues to deliver, with Sabrina Ionescu recording her second of the season and the third of her career Wednesday in the New York Liberty’s win against the Las Vegas Aces.
The Liberty star’s triple-double was the fifth in the WNBA this season. Just two other seasons in league history have featured multiple triple-doubles: 2005 and 2021, which both featured two total.
With 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, Ionescu’s triple-double is the first 30-point triple-double in WNBA history and breaks the mark of 29 points set by Lisa Leslie in 2004 in her lone career triple-double.
In just her third season, Ionescu is now tied with Candace Parker for the most career triple-doubles in league history. She also becomes the first WNBA player to record a triple-double without turning the ball over.
On top of her history-making night, Ionescu also contributed a perfect 5-for-5 on 3-pointers in the first half. The Liberty and Aces combined for 20 3-pointers in the first half, the most in a single half in WNBA history. They later combined for a season-high 31 3-pointers in a game.
The @nyliberty and @LVAces drained 20 combined threes in the first half, the most in a single half in WNBA history. pic.twitter.com/jrqMVqwf46— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) July 7, 2022
The @nyliberty and @LVAces drained 20 combined threes in the first half, the most in a single half in WNBA history. pic.twitter.com/jrqMVqwf46
The Liberty beat the Aces 116-107, setting a record for combined point total in a WNBA regulation game at 223.