“I wanted it.”
Those were the first words out of the mouth of the New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu, who hit back-to-back dagger three-pointers to get a 90-87 win over the Indiana Fever to open the WNBA regular season from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Here’s another angle with the fans going nuts.
Ionescu scored the last eight points of the game to seal the win, and actually hit another off-balance three two possessions earlier to keep the Liberty in it. She finished with 25 points on 7-18 shooting with 11 assists and six rebounds, with many of those assists to Betnijah Laney, who led all scorers with 30 points on 11-18 from the floor.
While the Liberty will need to get better on the glass after being outrebounded 45-28 as a team, including 19-3 on the offensive boards, they’ve clearly got the next superstar in women’s basketball wearing sea foam for potentially a decade or more.
Get your jerseys now, she’s already got her own Nike’s.