LAS VEGAS, NV (June 29,2018)—Las Vegas got 29 points from rookie MVP candidate A’ja Wilson, and four other players in double figures, as the Aces topped visiting Los Angeles, 94-78, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Friday evening.
The Aces trailed by as many as nine points in the first quarter, but closed out the frame on a 14-5 run and never trailed again.
The game was tied at 34 with 2:06 to go in the first half, but Las Vegas scored 10 of the final 13 points before intermission to go up seven, 44-37. The Sparks never got closer than seven the rest of the way, and trailed by as many as 17.
The Aces shot 51.6 percent from the field, while the Sparks shot 39.7 percent.
Los Angeles connected on 13 of 28 three-pointers, while Las Vegas made five of eight.
Las Vegas went 23 for 31 from the free throw line, while the Sparks went 7 for 12.
Las Vegas’ bench went 10 for 16 from the field for 28 points.
A’ja Wilson (29 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 17th time in a row to begin her WNBA career.
Kayla McBride (12 points) scored in double figures for the 14th time this season, and the 13th straight.
Kelsey Plum grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds.
Kelsey Plum (14 points) reached double figures in scoring for the fourth time this season.
Dearica Hamby (13 points) scored in double figures for the seventh time this season.
The Aces snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Sparks.
Tamera Young (11 points) scored in double figures for the 10th time this season.