Sabrina Ionescu shattered the WNBA and NBA report for factors scored within the All-Star three-point contest, tallying 37 within the remaining spherical on Friday.
Ionescu’s ridiculous efficiency tops the earlier finest, 31 factors, held by Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton. At one level in the course of the contest, Ionescu made 20 consecutive threes, which can also be a report in each the NBA and WNBA, per ESPN Stats and Info.
The New York Liberty sharpshooter discovered a rhythm within the finals, lacking solely two of 27 photographs to outlast the remainder of the sphere, together with Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings and Sami Whitcomb of the Seattle Storm.
“I used to be simply targeted on making one by one,” Ionescu informed ESPN. “I wasn’t certain what number of I missed, however I knew it wasn’t lots.”
Ionescu boasts the fourth-best capturing share from past the arc within the WNBA this season, however the 25-year-old’s recreation goes past three-pointers. By means of 16 outings for the Liberty, Ionescu is averaging 16.4 factors, 5.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
The highest decide within the 2020 WNBA Draft, Ionescu has shortly made a reputation for herself in New York. A two-time All-Star, Ionescu made spectacular WNBA historical past final yr, changing into the youngest participant to report a number of triple-doubles. Moreover, Ionescu is one among 5 gamers in WNBA historical past with a number of triple-doubles and trails solely Alyssa Thomas (7) of the Connecticut Solar for the all-time lead.