A’ja Wilson went crazy during the Las Vegas Aces’ Tuesday night game against the Atlanta Dream. Wilson had it going from the start, leading to the tie of a WNBA scoring record of 53 points.
For the game, Wilson shot 16-23 from the field, 20-21 from the three-throw line, while also adding in seven rebounds and four blocks. The Aces won 112-100.
“She runs like a deer, jumps like a cat and catches as if she were Spider-Man,” Aces head coach Becky Hammon said to ESPN. “She is just special. Her real gift is in her humility and grace and how she handles herself and her teammates. She is a phenomenal superstar.”
The performance matches former WNBA player Liz Cambage who dropped 53 as a member of the Dallas Wings in July 2018. Riquna Williams scored 51 for the Tulsa Shock against San Antonio in 2013.
“I’m out there having fun, and I get the opportunity to play with some amazing women,” Wilson said. “I don’t take these moments for granted. But it wasn’t a feeling like, ‘Oh, my God!’ It was kind of just in the flow.”
You can see Wilson get buckets below.