Alyssa Thomas records another historic triple-double to lead Sun ahead of Sky

Alyssa Thomas made history on Sunday afternoon.

The Connecticut Sun star lost his sixth career triple-double in a 96-72 win over the Chicago Sky. It marked his second triple-double in just five days, the shortest stretch between triple-doubles by a single player in the regular season in WNBA history.

She also passed Sabrina Ionescu and Candace Parker for the most consistent triple-double in league history.

Thomas has recorded all of his triple-doubles in the past calendar year. After recording a pair during the regular season last summer, Thomas had back-to-back triple-doubles in Games 3 and 4 of the WNBA Finals. This made her the first to reach that mark in a Finals game and the first player in league history to record consecutive triple-doubles.

Then on Tuesday, Thomas had 13 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists in their win over the Seattle Storm. It was her third triple-double in the regular season, tying her with Ionescu and Parker.

On Sunday, Thomas finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in Connecticut’s blowout victory at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Alyssa Thomas

Alyssa Thomas now has more regular season triple-doubles than anyone in WNBA history. (Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“I want to win,” Thomas said Sunday, via ESPN. “We always try to bring a championship here. We just keep doing that every day.

“My name could 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 getting shots.”

Thomas, 31, is in his 10th season with the Sun. She entered Sunday’s game averaging 14.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 7.6 assists this season. Only Satou Sabally and Breanna Stewart are averaging more rebounds per game than Thomas this season, and only Courtney Vandersloot is averaging more assists.

The Sun, which has won four straight, holds a 12-3 record and leads the Eastern Conference. Only the Las Vegas Aces hold a better record at 12-1.

“It’s no surprise her assist numbers are the way they are because she knows where the ball needs to go,” Sun’s coach Stephanie White told ESPN. “She’s an incredibly high IQ player.”

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