Las Vegas Aces Superstar A’Ja Wilson Makes History in Win Over Dallas Wings

Las Vegas Aces’ standout center, A’Ja Wilson, delivered a remarkable performance in the team’s recent 95-81 victory against the Dallas Wings. Wilson’s exceptional statline included 36 points, 12 rebounds, and six steals, making her the first player in WNBA history to achieve at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 steals in a single game, as reported by ESPN.

Wilson’s outstanding display also placed her as only the second player in WNBA history, following New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart, to record multiple games with at least 36 points and 12 rebounds. When asked about her performance, Wilson humbly credited her success to reading the defense and staying in sync with the game flow, while acknowledging the support of her teammates.

Following this record-breaking game, Wilson currently leads the WNBA in points per game with 27.9, ranks second in rebounds and blocks per game, and sits sixth in steals per game. Her dominance was evident from the start, as she contributed 14 points in the first quarter alone, nearly matching the Wings’ total score.

Despite a brief surge from Dallas in the second quarter, Wilson’s additional 10 points and Jackie Young’s eight points in the third quarter helped the Aces establish a commanding 14-point lead heading into the final quarter. Las Vegas maintained their momentum in the last ten minutes, securing the first five points of the quarter while Wilson continued to make significant contributions across the board.

Aces head coach Becky Hammon was effusive in her praise for Wilson post-game, emphasizing her as the best player globally. The team’s victory not only improved their season record to 5-2 but also kickstarted their campaign in the Commissioner’s Cup, with Las Vegas striving to secure a third consecutive championship title – a feat achieved only once before in WNBA history by the Houston Comets.

As Las Vegas aims to etch their names in WNBA history, A’Ja Wilson’s stellar performance against the Dallas Wings stands out as a testament to her unparalleled skills on the court.