The Phoenix Mercury made quite the history during a WNBA game this week.
The Phoenix Mercury are not having a good season, but they certainly had a quarter to remember.
Brittany Griner and her Mercury teammates scored a WNBA-record 45 points in the first quarter against Connecticut, breaking the previous record of 44 points set by the Liberty on July 23 of this year.
The record-breaking basket came in epic fashion as it was a 37-foot heave by Moriah Jefferson at the buzzer.
Nine players scored at least one basket in that quarter. Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi led the way with nine points each. The team barely missed as Phoenix hit 16-of-17 field goal attempts, including 6-of-7 from three, and went 7-for-8 from the line.
12 of their 16 made shots came off assists.
Mercury’s offensive outburst was shocking, considering they’re last in the league 78.0 points scored per game.
The offense came back down to earth afterward as they could only muster up seven points on 1-of-9 shooting in the second quarter.
It allowed the Sun cut the deficit to 52–48 at halftime, but Phoenix hung on to win, 90–84.
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