Rookie Brittney Griner became the first WNBA player to dunk twice in one game. (Barry Gossage/Getty Images)
Rookie Brittney Griner became the third WNBA player ever to dunk in a game and first to do it twice, throwing down two slams in her first WNBA game on Monday.
Griner's Phoenix Mercury fell, 102-80, to the Chicago Sky in what served as a premier matchup of rookie stars. The game featured the Mercury's Griner and the Sky's Elena Delle Donne, who were the first and second picks in the 2013 WNBA Draft.
In the loss, Griner finished with 17 points and three rebounds. The only other WNBA players to dunk during a game had been Candace Parker, who did it on two separate occasions, and Lisa Leslie.
Both of Griner's dunks came in the fourth quarter, with the game already well in hand. The first was a one-handed slam early in the fourth quarter. She followed that with a two-handed dunk off a steal that roused the home crowd to its feet.
Here's video of the first dunk:
And the second: