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Elizabeth Cambage breaks WNBA scoring record with 53-point game

Elizabeth Cambage breaks WNBA scoring record with 53-point game

"I've had big numbers in China, I've had big numbers in Australia, and I've heard a lot of people say I could never have big numbers here in the WNBA".

"I just was feeling it I guess", said Cambage after the game. She did it in the most efficient manner, shooting 77.3 FG% while only taking 22 shots all game.

In February, Cambage signed a multi-year deal to return to the WNBA, this time with Dallas.

Cambage reached 50 points on a 3-point play with 2:19 remaining and broke Riquna Williams' WNBA record of 51 points, set September 8, 2013, on a wide open 3-pointer from the top of the key. Minnesota's Maya Moore scored 48 points in a two-overtime game in 2014, and Phoenix's Diana Taurasi had 47 in a three-OT game in 2006. On top of her dominant scoring performance, she added 10 rebounds and five blocks.

The franchise moved to Dallas for 2016, changing its name to the Wings, and retained Cambage's rights.

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The last National Basketball Association player with 50 points, 10 rebounds and 75 per cent shooting in a match was none other than Michael Jordan against the Pistons in 1996. The UConn product is posting a league-best 22.5 points per bout this season.

Elizabeth Cambage #8 of the Dallas Wings shoots a free throw against the New York Liberty on July 17, 2018 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. No one on the New York Liberty could stop her. She scored 28 points just in the first half. After their win against the Liberty on Tuesday, coach Fred Williams said he expects the Wings will need to go at least 12 players deep during this stretch.

In a season where Liz Cambage has asserted herself as one of the great players in the WNBA, she just posted the greatest offensive performance in the history of the league.

Cambage, a 203cm tall centre named an All-Star on Tuesday, is the WNBA's second top scorer averaging 21.4 points per game and has Dallas in fourth place.

Cambage only trails Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart in points per game. I think I had three threes tonight.


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