Griner becomes first player with a multi-dunk WNBA All-Star game
Brittney Griner certainly put on a show Saturday afternoon.
The Phoenix Mercury center dropped 16 points and nine rebounds in the 2019 WNBA All-Star game, but it wasn’t the amount of shots she made.
It was the fashion in which she did it.
While she paced Team Delle Donne in points, she led the entire game in dunks.
And it wasn’t even close as Griner slammed home not one, not two, but three dunks on Team Wilson.
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Not only did she wow the crowd, she also made history in the process.
With her performance, Griner became the first player in WNBA history with multiple dunks in an All-Star game.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 27, 2019
Griner, who started the game for Team Delle Donne, also added a slam on Friday during the skills competition.
She was also killing the shoe game, Bikini Bottom style.
— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) July 27, 2019
Griner heads back to the regular season leading the WNBA in points per game (19.1) and sits 12th in rebounds per game (7.2).
The center wasn’t the only Mercury player in the All-Star game, however.
Joining Griner on Team Delle Donna was Phoenix forward DeWanna Bonner.
Bonner, who played 18 minutes coming off the bench, recorded 13 points, three assists and a rebound.
Bonner sits behind only Griner in terms of points per game with 18.7 and ranks 10th among WNBA players in rebounds per game (7.4).
Team Wilson took home the 129-126 win Saturday afternoon. Nneka Ogumike led Team Delle Donna with 22 points, while Erica Wheeler had a game-high 25 points for Team Wilson. Wheeler was named the WNBA All-Star game MVP for her performance.
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