A'ja Wilson Makes WNBA History

A’ja Wilson Makes WNBA History: Becomes First Player to Score 35 Points, 10 Rebounds, and 5 Steals in a Single Game!

Unstoppable Force: A’ja Wilson’s Record-Breaking Performance

A’ja Wilson etched her name into the WNBA record books with a historic performance on Wednesday night. The Las Vegas Aces star became the first player in league history to register at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 steals in a single game. Wilson’s remarkable stat line of 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 steals propelled the Aces to a commanding 95-81 victory over the Dallas Wings.

“I just take what the defense gives me and just the flow of the game,” Wilson said. “My teammates really just kept me afloat.”

Her coach, Becky Hammon, praised Wilson’s consistency and leadership, calling her “the best in the world.”

Aces Cruise to Victory Behind Wilson’s Dominance

Wilson came out firing from the start, scoring 12 of the Aces’ opening 20 points. The Aces built a 29-16 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Despite the Wings’ best efforts to mount a comeback, the Aces snuffed out any possibility, extending their advantage to 75-61 in the third quarter.

A Historic Night for the Record Books

Wilson’s performance wasn’t just a one-off achievement. It marked her 10th career game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds, making her only the seventh player in WNBA history to reach that milestone. Additionally, she became the first player to score at least 35 points and make five steals in multiple games.

“And then her game,” Hammon said. “Do we have to pound that point? I mean, she’s the best in the world.”

Supporting Cast Shines for Aces

While Wilson stole the show, her teammates also contributed to the Aces’ victory. Kelsey Plum finished with 20 points, while Jackie Young added 19 points and hit back-to-back three-pointers to help the Aces pull away in the third quarter. Tiffany Hayes, who recently came out of retirement to sign with the Aces, scored her first points for the team.

Wings Struggle Despite Ogunbowale’s Efforts

Despite Arike Ogunbowale’s game-high 31 points, the Wings couldn’t keep up with the Aces’ onslaught. Teaira McCowan and Maddy Siegrist added 14 points each, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Wilson’s historic performance.