Brittney Griner Uses Fast Break to Throw Down 1st Dunk in WNBA Playoff History

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury dunks the ball as Jantel Lavender #42 of the Los Angeles Sparks looks on in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 WNBA Playoffs on August 24, 2014 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Brittney Griner continues to make WNBA history with her dunking ability.

The Phoenix Mercury star made it into the record books last year by becoming the first WNBA player to dunk twice during a game. It was only fitting that the 6'8" center became the first player to ever dunk in the WNBA playoffs.

During Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, Griner turned a fast break into a historic moment by throwing down the first dunk in WNBA playoff history.

Griner finished the game with a playoff career-high 21 points to help the Mercury cruise to a 93-68 victory. The win earned Phoenix a spot in the Western Conference Finals.

[WNBA, h/t USA Today's For The Win]


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