Sun’s Alyssa Thomas Sets WNBA Record for Regular-Season Triple-Doubles

Sun’s Alyssa Thomas Sets WNBA Record for Regular-Season Triple-Doubles
Doric SamJune 25, 2023

UNCASVILLE, CT - JUNE 25: Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) reacts after scoring during a WNBA Commissioner's Cup game between the Chicago Sky and the Connecticut Sun on June 25, 2023, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Connecticut Sun veteran forward Alyssa Thomas made history in Sunday’s 96-72 victory over the Chicago Sky, setting a WNBA record with her fourth career regular-season triple-double.

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Thomas finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. It was her second triple-double in the last five days, following Tuesday’s 13-point, 15-rebound, 12-assist outing in a win over the Seattle Storm. According to ESPN’s M.A. Voepel, “That five-day span is the shortest between triple-doubles by one player in league history.”

Las Vegas Aces center Candace Parker and New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu are now tied for second with three regular-season triple-doubles. Thomas also has two triple-doubles in the playoffs.

The Sun are 12-3 and rank second in the WNBA behind the Las Vegas Aces (12-1). Connecticut is responsible for Las Vegas’ lone loss this year.

After setting the record, Thomas said she’s focused on helping the Sun win a WNBA championship, something she has yet to accomplish in her 10-year career in Connecticut.

“I want to win,” Thomas said. “We’re still trying to bring a championship here. We just continue to grind it out each and every day. My name might be on [the record] but a lot of credit goes to my teammates. So far this year, I feel like it’s been the easiest for me with the way they’re knocking down shots.”

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