Sabrina Ionescu signs the best triple contest in history


Sabrina Ionescu turned in a historic performance in the WNBA All-Star 3-point contestThe New York Liberty point guard made 37 points out of a possible 40, missing just two of the 27 shots she took. Her record even surpassed that of the NBA, held by Stephen Curry (2021) and Tyrese Haliburton (2023) with 31 points.

Interestingly, the Romanian-American player missed her first shot but then went into a trance that led her to score 20 straight balls, including two triple values. She did not miss again until the last shot of the penultimate car, which counted double.

The fifth position was already faced with a smile on his face, knowing his triumph and in full ecstasyShe scored those last five tries and her madness raged even among her opponents. In the final round, Ionescu defeated Sami Whitcomb, of the Seattle Storm, who stayed at 22 points, and Arike Ogunbowale, a player of the Dallas Wings, who only had 11.

"Yes, I knew they were going in. I had a lot of adrenaline. It was the final round and I had just lost in the skills contest. I was not going to lose again," said Ionescu, who is one of the best triple shooters in the WNBA: her 54 hits throughout the season represent the second-best mark and his percentage of 44.6% is the fourth-best in the League.

Before this campaign, the base had never exceeded 33.3% at the end of the course. "I've worked a lot to be able to shoot like I've done from the 3-point line. It's pretty gratifying," said Ionescu, who joked that she would send her Liberty coach Sandy Brondello the video of the contest so she can design more. plays to shoot triples.

The previous record for a WNBA 3-point contest was held by Chicago Sky player Allie Quigley, who reached 30 points last yearShe had won the last two and had four titles to her credit, but this time she was unable to participate. She probably wouldn't have surpassed Ionescu's astonishing record either.

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