Australia's Liz Cambage has scorched the WNBA's single-game scoring record, and some doubters to boot, by sinking a mammoth 53 points for the Dallas Wings.
Cambage caught fire for the Wings as they flew out to a 104-87 win over the New York Liberty overnight.
She reached the 50-point mark on a three-point play with just over two minutes remaining, before breaking the record (51 points set by Riquna Williams in 2013) with a booming three-pointer.
Cambage needed just 22 shots from the floor to reach the 53 points, netting 17 of them as well as 15 of 16 from the free-throw line. She also finished with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots.
The last NBA player with 50 points, 10 rebounds and 75 per cent shooting in a match was none other than Michael Jordan against the Pistons in 1996.
Cambage said it was a special achievement.
"It's pretty big," she said.
"I've had big numbers in China, I've had big numbers in Australia, I've heard a lot of people say I could never have big numbers here in the WNBA so I guess this game is for y'all.
"I don't know, I just was feeling it I guess. I think I had three threes tonight. So … we just had to have a win and it was good to get a win today."
Glory Johnson and Allisha Gray each added 13 points for Dallas (13-9), which won its first home game against New York since 2016.
Dallas coach Fred Williams was ejected from the game with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter. New York took its first lead of the game, 70-69, on the next possession, but Dallas opened the fourth quarter on a 12-3 run and cruised from there.
External Link: WNBA tweets Liz Cambage put up a historic stat-line today, with 53 POINTS (including 4 threes), 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks to become the record leader in most points in a single #WNBA game! External Link: WNBA tweets The historic shot chart from @ECambage's record 53-point game! External Link: Dallas Wings tweets When you break a WNBA record for most points in a single game… What'd you do today?