LAS VEGAS, NV (June 7, 2018)—Las Vegas returns home, Friday, June 8 for a 12 pm PT matinee meeting with the Atlanta Dream. This will mark the first contest of a seven-game, 12-day odyssey that will take the Aces to six different cities.
Las Vegas is coming off of a 95-90 defeat at Chicago, in a game that saw the Aces jump out to a 16-point, first-half lead. Leading rookie of the year candidate A’ja Wilson was limited to just 22 minutes in the loss due to foul trouble, but she still managed to score 22 points.
Dearica Hamby continued her impressive play of late, connecting on 11 of 13 shots off the bench for 24 points to pace the Aces.
Las Vegas (1-5) was also hampered in the Chicago game by an injury to Nia Coffey in the second quarter, which kept her out the rest of the night.
Atlanta evened its record at 3-3 Tuesday thanks to an 82-77 victory over the previously unbeaten Connecticut Sun. The Dream have used the same starting lineup in all six games this season, and are led by a trio of double-figure scorers in Tiffany Hayes (17.3), Angel McCoughtry (15.3) and Renee Montgomery (10.7).
Atlanta boasts the second best defense in the WNBA based on defensive efficiency, allowing 94.4 points per 100 possessions. By contrast, the Aces allow a league-high 107.0 points per 100 possessions. The Dream also have the least efficient offense in the league scoring 91.4 points per 100 possessions.