You could say that Liz Cambage had a day against the New York Liberty on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 center for the Dallas Wings dropped 53 points on a ridiculous 17-off-22 shooting -- which includes 4 of 5 from 3-point range. She was also 15 of 16 at the line. All things told, Cambage shot 77 percent from the field.
Sheesh, Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings dropped 53 points, 10 boards and 5 blocks today. Bravo.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 17, 2018
The 53 points is a WNBA single-game record, breaking a record set in 2013 by the now-defunct Tulsa Shock's Riquna Williams, who scored 51. Maya Moore (48 points in double overtime) and Diana Taurasi (47 points in triple overtime) are in third and fourth place.
Cambage ended up with a double-double in the Wings' 104-87 win, netting another 10 rebounds.
Liz Cambage (@DallasWings) set a @WNBA record with 53 points in a game today.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 17, 2018
She was 17-for-22 from the field (77%) and added 10 rebounds.
Cambage outscored the entire Liberty starting five (53-43). pic.twitter.com/STxq5epnVo
You can catch the highlights of Cambage's ridiculous performance here.
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!— WNBA (@WNBA) July 17, 2018
Watch @ecambage make history 🔥 #WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/9O9gPVhcUv
Just two weeks ago, Cambage dropped 37 points against the Chicago Sky. Coming into this game, she was averaging 19.9 points and 9.1 rebounds a game on the season. She'd been out of the WNBA for five years prior to this season, instead playing overseas in China.
Twitter was elated by the Tuesday afternoon showing from Cambage.
Most points in a game in #WNBA history, UPDATED!— WNBA (@WNBA) July 17, 2018
53 - Liz Cambage, today
51 - Riquna Williams, 2013
48 - Maya Moore, 2014
47 - Lauren Jackson, 2007
47 - Diana Taurasi, 2006
Liz Cambage WENT OFF and dropped 53 points on 22 shots 😱— espnW (@espnW) July 17, 2018
That's the WNBA single-game scoring record. pic.twitter.com/jxpiW2s1Cw
Liz Cambage put a 50 piece on the Liberty because New York basketball fans can never have nice things— Billy Shakes/Ngolo Kante=WORLD CUP CHAMPION 🇸🇱 (@jawnbrown) July 17, 2018
Liz Cambage just caught a 53 pc 🗣 #doyathingboss ✨✨— jada . (@jaysurri) July 17, 2018
there's a 6'8 problem and her name is liz cambage what do u do against her idk— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) July 17, 2018
Liz Cambage put in that WORK— Rico (@ricosimp) July 17, 2018
53 points on 22 shots 😳— ESPN (@espn) July 17, 2018
Liz Cambage broke the @WNBA record for points in a game 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pfs4Pymgf4
So @DallasWings Liz Cambage just set the #WNBA record for points in a single game with 53.— BF_Mystics (@BF_mystics) July 17, 2018
Mystics play them Thursday. pic.twitter.com/rJRLTV0Eju
No one is tweeting about Liz Cambage and she just broke the WNBA record for points in a single game 👀— Zach Lang (@z_lang13) July 17, 2018
Liz Cambage today vs the Liberty: 53 points, 17-22 FG (77%), 10 rebounds— Sean Hurd (@seanahurd) July 17, 2018
Per @ESPNStatsInfo the last NBA player with 50 points, 10 rebounds and a 75% shooting percentage in a game was Michael Jordan (March 7, 1996 vs Pistons)
Liz Cambage is the Most Valuable Player in the #WNBA @ecambage— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) July 17, 2018
& I’M NOT KIDDING.
Cambage and the Wings are currently 13-9, good for fourth in the Western Conference. Teams make the playoffs independent of conference, however, and the Wings are fourth in the WNBA. Their next game will be against the Washington Mystics on Thursday.