(Photo : Sarah Stier/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Breanna Stewart (#30) of the New York Liberty dribbles through the second half in opposition to the Connecticut Sun throughout Game Two of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs semifinals at Barclays Center on September 26, 2023 within the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Liberty received 84-77.
New York Liberty star ahead Breanna Stewart has been honored along with her second Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Most Valuable Player award on Tuesday, September 26.
This accolade comes on the heels of a stellar season by which she led the Brooklyn-based crew to a franchise-best file of 32-8 alongside level guard Sabrina Ionescu and energy ahead/middle Jonquel Jones.
The 29-year-old got here out on prime in a decent MVP race in opposition to Connecticut Sun ahead Alyssa Thomas, who achieved the WNBA file for many triple-doubles in league historical past, and Las Vegas Aces ahead A’ja Wilson, the recipient of the 2022 award.
The WNBA MVP Voting was insanely shut 🤯
Breanna Stewart 446 complete votes
Alyssa Thomas 439 complete votes
A’ja Wilson 433 complete votes pic.twitter.com/4kat7ehRC9
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 26, 2023
The award was determined by the second-narrowest margin in league historical past, with solely a seven-point distinction between the highest two contenders.
Stewart garnered 20 out of the 60 first-place votes and 446 factors (together with 23 second-place and 17 third-place votes).
Thomas secured the second spot with 439 factors, pushed by 23 first-place votes, whereas Wilson ranked third with 433 factors, backed by 17 first-place votes.
Stewart beforehand earned her first WNBA MVP in 2018 throughout her tenure with the Seattle Storm.
Liberty bounce again
Meanwhile, the Liberty bounced again from an unsightly Game 1 loss within the WNBA semifinals to win Game 2, 84-77, to even the collection.
Sabrina Ionescu led the way in which with 21 factors, 5 assists, and two rebounds. The newly topped league MVP contributed 11 factors, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and a playoff-high 5 blocks.
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