Breanna Stewart became one of the fastest players in WNBA history to reach 3,000 career points with the league on Sunday night. With her 10-footer Stewart tied Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus as the second fastest to reach the career milestone.
The play that led to her 3,000th point started after came on the inbounds pass after Dearica Hamby hit a layup to cut Seattle’s lead to one less than a minute and ten seconds into the quarter. The inbounds passed was quickly heaved to a wide open Sue Bird near the arena logo on the court.
Because of the speed that that the ball was inbounded with, Las Vegas had no chance to really get its defense into position to slow down the Storm’s offensive attack. That kind of high tempo is exactly how the Storm want to play basketball; because it generates wide passing lanes like this.
And uncontested shots like this
Stewart would end up leading all scorers with 21 points by the end of the game — she also finished two rebounds shy of a double-double. The forward was one of three Storm players in double digits as the Aces would end up pulling away in the fourth quarter to pick up the win 85-74 and bump Seattle to a 1-1 record at the end of the first week.
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