Aussie breaks WNBA points record

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In the process, Cambage set the WNBA's single-game scoring record, finishing with 53 points to help lead her team to a 104-87 win. She was 17-of-22 from the field. She finished 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

She also managed to pick up the record in dramatic fashion, as Cambage knocked down one of those threes with just under a minute remaining in the game to secure the record. The last time someone went for 50 points, 10 rebounds and shot 75 percent was Michael Jordan. She has made an incredible impact and now has her name in the history books as the top scorer in an overall game.

She also knocked down 15 of 16 free throws. The young pivot pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked five shots in the WNBA record-setting performance. Cambage outscored the Liberty starting five, 53-43.

Riquna Williams had the previous record of 51 points, which see set in 2013.

28 of those points came in the first half alone.

The 26-year-old London-born Aussie, in her first season back in the United States league after five seasons playing in China and Australia, added 10 rebounds and five blocked shots in the triumph.

The most recent National Basketball Association player with 50 points, 10 rebounds and 75 percent shooting accuracy in an National Basketball Association game was Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan in 1996. She opted to return to the WNBA this year and has been a huge part of the 13-9 Wings' season. Diana Taurasi scored 47 in a triple-overtime game for the Phoenix Mercury in 2006, and Lauren Jackson of the Seattle Storm matched her record in 2007.

"I've had big numbers in China, I've had big numbers in Australia, I've had a lot of people say I could never have big numbers here in the WNBA", she told FOX Sports Southwest.

"I just was feeling it, I guess", Cambage said in a television interview following the game, a wide smile on her face.

"The WNBA is constantly called the best league in the world, yet we don't get treated like the best athletes in the world", Cambage said.

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