New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart won her second MVP award after leading the Liberty to the WNBA semifinals in her first season in New York. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Liberty’s Stewart Wins WNBA MVP – Breanna Stewart won her second MVP award after a career-best scoring season in her first season with the New York Liberty, the league announced Tuesday. She edged out  Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas, who made triple-double history, and Las Vegas Aces  forward A’ja Wilson, who won the 2022 award. Stewart earned 20 of the 60 first-place votes and 446 total points (23 second-place and 17 third-place votes). Thomas was second with 439 points (23 first-place votes) and Wilson third with 433 points (17 first-place votes). This is the second time in league history that the winner received fewer first-place votes than the runner-up. Sheryl Swoopes won the 2005 award over Lauren Jackson with four fewer first-place votes. The 2023 award is the second-smallest margin (seven points) between the top-two finishers in WNBA history. The 2005 award was the smallest with two points separating Swoopes and Jackson. Read more at:  https://sports.yahoo.com/breanna-stewart-wins-2023-wnba-mvp-award-after-3-way-battle-with-alyssa-thomas-and-aja-wilson-170208541.html  (Cassandra Negley/Yahoo Sports)

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