Ionescu also recorded a triple double Monday, the 26th of her career, adding to her NCAA record there. And this came after she spoke at the memorial service for Kobe and Gigi Bryant earlier in the day.
Beal is in some very exclusive company here; he's the third player to ever score 53 or more points in back-to-back games, following James Harden and Wilt Chamberlain, and he's the first player to score 50-plus points on back-to-back nights since Kobe Bryant did that in 2007.
This game started with an 18-minute bee delay and got progressively weirder, including the Giants tying a MLB record for hit batters in one inning and then and setting a club record for batters hit in a game.
James produced plenty of memorable moments Wednesday, tying Michael Jordan's record with his 866th straight game with double-digit points. However, a dunk he decided halfway through not to throw down may have generated the most conversation.