Australia’s superstar WNBA centre Liz Cambage has finished off her WNBA All-star debut in style, slamming home the final points of the game.
The Dallas Wings star added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals in just 16 minutes as her team led by Candace Parker, took out the win 119-112 over Elena Delle Donne’s team (Box Score.
While Maya Moore picked up the MVP award for helping power Team Parker to victory, Cambage almost stole the show late with her guard play which was capped off by throwing down a wide-open dunk.
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After the game, Cambage explained she really enjoyed her All-Star experience.
“I think it’s funny, a lot of the girls didn’t realise that I’m actually a bit of fun and nice away from the court. It;s nice to come to a relaxed environment and get to hang out, we get to hang with the fans, and that is what this weekend is all about.”
On throwing down that dunk late in the game, Cambage explained that was actually not want she had wanted to do.
“I wanted to shoot the three, but Candace [Parker] told me I had to put it in.”
In a playful mood, Cambage would go on to suggest she may play point guard next season after displaying her skills in the All-Star game.
“Y’all gotta watch out. Deep down I really am a point guard, that’s my next step. You guys can see my game evolving, I’m going to be running the point guard next season.o watch out.”
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Cambage entered the All-Star break as one of the hottest players in the league, earning her second WNBA Player of the Week award this season, averaging a league-best 34 points and a Western Conference-leading 2.25 blocked shots across four games.
Her run started by eclipsing the WNBA single-game scoring record by exploding for 53 points with 10 rebounds and 5 blocks as Dallas defeated the New York Liberty. she backed up to pile on game-highs of 35 points and 17 rebounds with 4 assists in a home win over the Washington Mystics, setting a WNBA two-game total points scoring record of 88. She then gathered 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks in a road loss to the Chicago Sky, before finishing the 4-game stretch with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a home loss to the Connecticut Sun.
Cambage is second the league in scoring and rebounding behind Breanna Stewart’s 22.8 points and Sylvia Fowle’s 11.7 rebounds per game. The 6’8 Aussie is averaging 22.1 points and 9.4 rebounds along with 1.8 blocks (3rd) per game to have her in contention for season MVP honours.
In an extremely close WNBA season, the Dallas Wings have a 14-11 win-loss record and currently sit in sixth place. With Cambage fit and firing, the Wings could be playoff bound in 2018.