LAS VEGAS (July 4, 2021)—Kelsey Plum’s 23 points led all scorers as six Aces reached double-figures in a record-setting, 118-95, victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream.
First Quarter (Atlanta 31, Las Vegas 29)
Las Vegas led 17-15 with 4:21 to go, but the Dream scored 11 of the next 12 points to go up by 8, 26-18. The Aces the scored 8 straight to tie the score. Both teams were hot from the field with the Dream making 57.1 percent of their shots and the Aces connecting on 55 percent of theirs. Liz Cambage led all players with 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 51, Atlanta 48)
There were 7 ties and one lead change in the quarter, and neither team led by more than 5 in the period. Aj’a Wilson scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the quarter.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 84, Atlanta 75)
Las Vegas went on a 7-0 run early in the quarter to go up 12. The Dream cut the lead to 8 on three occasions, but would never get any closer the rest of the way. Riquna Williams went 4 for 4 from the field, including 3 for 3 from long range, leading all scorers with 11 points in the period.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 118, Atlanta 95)
The Aces led by 10, 87-77 with 9:11 to go in the game, when they went on a 10-2 run. Las Vegas’ lead was 14 points with 4:27 on the clock, and they outscored Atlanta 15-4 to out the game well out of reach. Kelsey Plum (14 points) and Dearica Hamby (13 points) outscored the Dream by themselves, 27-20, making 10 of 11 shots from the field, Plum went 4 for 4 from three-point range in the quarter.
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The Aces went 21 for 28 from the free throw line, while the Dream made 12 of 16.
Las Vegas shot 59.7 percent from the field, while Atlanta shot 47.5 percent.
The Dream made 7 of 19 shots from three-point range, while the Aces went 11 for 17.
Las Vegas outscored Atlanta 60-46 in points in the paint
The Aces out rebounded the Dream 43-28.
A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 48 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (19 points). She has scored in double figures 96 times in her 99-game career.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 17th time this season, and the 115th time of her career (17 points). Liz Cambage recorded her 7th double-double this season (17 points, 10 rebounds) and the 40th in her career.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 12th time this season, and the 31st time in her career (16 points).
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 9th time this season, and the 53rd time in her career (23 points). Her three-pointer in the fourth quarter gave her 1,000 points for her career
Riquna Williams scored in double figures for the 8th time this season, and the 109th time in her career (13 points).
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 91st time in her career (18 points) and the 10th time this season.
Las Vegas 14-4 start to the season is tied for the best 17-game start in franchise history with the 2020 team.
Las Vegas reached the 100-point mark for the 5th time this season
The Aces are 6-0 this year, and 23-5 since 2018 when making at least 50 percent of their shots.
Kiah Stokes made her Aces debut after signing as a free agent on July 2nd (4 rebounds).
The Aces are now 8-1 at home this season.
The Aces’ 118 points are a franchise record and the fourth highest total in WNBA history.
Las Vegas’ 43 made field goals are the most in franchise history.
The Aces’ 31 assist are the second most in franchise history.
The Aces’ 11 three-pointers are tied for the most they have made since moving to Las Vegas.
The Aces made 59.7 percent of their shots from the field which is the highest percentage for the team since moving to Las Vegas, and 6th highest in franchise history.
Las Vegas remain at home, Wednesday, July 7 to take on the Phoenix Mercury at 7 pm PT.