New York Liberty star Breanna Stewart broke the WNBA record for points in a single season Tuesday, reaching 861 in a game against the Dallas Wings. Here’s what you need to know:
- Phoenix Mercury legend Diana Taurasi set the previous record of 860 in 2006, when the regular season was 34 games. The schedule expanded to 40 games this season and Tuesday’s contest was the Liberty’s 38th.
- The 2018 MVP put up a 40-point/10-rebound double-double in the 94-93 win over the Wings, bringing her single-season record to 885 with two games to play.
- Stewart, 29, was second in the league this year with an average of 22.8 points per game entering Tuesday.
Breanna Stewart breaks the WNBA’s record for the most points in a single season with 861+.
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