The three point shot it is an essential part of modern basketball and the competition during the All-Star Games of any league has shown it.
Now, Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty set the record for most points in a round of the 3-point contest WNBA and the NBA by getting 37 of 40 goals. With this, she was crowned the best triple shooter in the WNBA.
The only missed pitches by the former Oregon Ducks player were the first from the front row and the fifth from the fourth. During the competition, Ionescu managed to make 20 consecutive 3-pointers, which is also a record for both the WNBA and the NBA..
For Ionescu to become champion, she had to beat Sami Storm of the Seattle Storm and Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings., who had 24 and 11 points, respectively, in the final round. The rest of the contestants were DiJonai Carrington of the Connecticut Sun, Kelsey Mitchell of the Indiana Fever and Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces.
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Previous records in the three-point contest
The previous NBA record was shared by Stephen Curry and Tyrese Haliburton. The one from the Golden State Warriors got 31 points in the 2021 All-Star weekend while the one from the Indiana Pacers got the same amount in 2023. In the WNBA, the mark belonged to Allie Quigley, who added 30 in the 2022 All-Star.