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Aces’ A’ja Wilson breaks WNBA record with eighth straight 25-point game

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Las Vegas Aces center A'ja Wilson reacts after scoring during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks, Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)

The Vegas Aces don’t look as dominant as ever so far this season, but A’ja Wilson certainly is.

The two-time MVP scored 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks against the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday. That line in itself was impressive, but it was also Wilson’s eighth consecutive game with at least 25 points, breaking the WNBA regular season record.

Previous record holder: Tina Charles with seven in 2021.

Some of Wilson’s points were not particularly fair:

Joining Wilson on Thursday was Jackie Young, who had 34 points, eight rebounds and four assists. She and Wilson are the first teammates to each score 30 points in a game. this season and the third in the history of the Aces franchise.

Those performances helped the Aces rebound from a three-game losing streak, defeating the Mercury 103-99 to improve their season record to 6-5. Considering the Aces didn’t suffer their fifth loss last season until Aug. 26, that’s still quite a drop.

The team has been awaiting the return of star point guard Chelsea Gray for a long time. that could come soon.

It’s already been a historic season for Wilson, who posted the WNBA’s first 35-point, 10-rebound, five-steal game last week and became the first WNBA player to average 25 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in nine games. His numbers have certainly been MVP-worthy, but the two-time defending champions will focus on something bigger.

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