BRADENTON, FL (July 12)—The Las Vegas Aces begin their pursuit of the 2020 WNBA Championship on the biggest of stages as ABC is televising their Sunday, July 26 season-opener against the Chicago Sky. Tip is slated for 12:00 pm PT (view the full schedule).
The game is a rematch of last year’s Second Round Playoff game between the clubs which saw the Aces advance to the WNBA Semifinals thanks to a 93-92 victory, which was capped off by “The Hamby Heave.” With 13.5 seconds remaining, Chicago inbounded the ball clinging to a 92-90 lead. Dearica Hamby stepped in front of a Courtney Vandersloot’s pass, tip-toed down the sideline, and launched a 35-footer, which swished through the net to give Las Vegas the win.
At the moment, 12 of the team’s first 16 games in 2020 are being televised nationally, with the potential for additional games to be added later in the year.
The 2020 WNBA Season is taking place in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy, and will include a 22-game schedule—down from the original slate of 36. Las Vegas will play those 22 games in the span of 49 days.
Additional schedule highlights include two meetings against the 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics (Wednesday, August 5 and Saturday, August 15), and a nationally-televised game against New York and overall number one draft pick Sabrina Ionescu (Sunday, August 9 on ESPN).