Alyssa Thomas hits her ninth profession triple-double in one other historic outing

Alyssa Thomas is the first player in WNBA history to score three straight doubles in one season.

Alyssa Thomas is the primary participant in WNBA historical past to attain three straight doubles in a single season. (M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)

Alyssa Thomas supplied extra WNBA historical past on Tuesday evening.

The Connecticut Solar star touched one other triple of their 79-69 win over the Minnesota Lynx, which was the ninth of her profession and second in as many video games.

That is the second time this season that Thomas has put up consecutive triple-doubles, one thing that has by no means been achieved earlier than in WNBA historical past.

Thomas hit a triple-double after simply three quarters on Tuesday evening on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Connecticut. She completed with 21 factors, 20 rebounds, and 12 assists, taking pictures 9-of-17 from the sector. This makes her the primary in league historical past to attain a minimum of 20 factors, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a single sport.

Thomas bought her ultimate help wanted to finish a three-double simply earlier than the top of the third quarter when she dropped an ideal cross off a bounce ball to Tyasha Harris for a layup.

Thomas put up related numbers in Sunday’s 87-83 loss to the Lynx as nicely. She had 17 factors, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in that sport, which snapped a three-game successful streak for China.

Thomas scored three consecutive hat-tricks for the primary time this season in June, and he is already scored three of them within the area of 1 week. She now has 5 gamers this season, which is greater than anybody else within the league mixed.

Together with the playoffs, there have now solely been 25 triple-doubles in WNBA historical past. Thomas posted the final 9 of them.

Thomas, 31, is in her tenth season with The Solar. She got here into Tuesday’s sport averaging 14.6 factors and profession highs of 9.8 rebounds and eight.1 assists. She has scored all of her triple doubles up to now two seasons. Her first two double-double got here throughout the 2022 common season, after which she put up three consecutive double-double within the WNBA Finals final season — making her the primary to have a triple-double within the Finals.

The Solar have gained seven of their final 9 video games, and are simply half a sport wanting the New York Liberty for the perfect file within the Jap Convention.

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