LAS VEGAS (July 14, 2021)—The WNBA All-Star Team used a 15-4 run midway through the fourth quarter to turn a 3-point deficit into an 8-point lead en route to a 93-85 win over the US Olympic Team.
First Quarter (USA 28, WNBA 25)
Team USA scored 11 of the first 15 points, and eventually led by as many as 8. A 10-2 Team WNBA run tied the score at 17. There were five ties in the quarter.
For USAB, A’ja Wilson scored 4 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and handed out 2 assists in the quarter, and Chelsea Gray scored 2 points, grabbed 1 rebound and handed out 2 assists. For Team WNBA, Dearica Hamby grabbed 3 rebounds.
First Quarter (WNBA 44, USA 43)
Neither team led by more than 4 points during the quarter. Both teams made 30.4 percent of their field goals in the quarter (7 for 23).
Hamby scored 2 points and grabbed 2 rebounds for Team WNBA. Chelsea Gray handed out 1 assist and grabbed 1 rebound for Team USA.
First Quarter (USAB 66, WNBA 66)
Neither team led by more than 5 points, and there were 4 lead changes and 5 ties in the period.
Wilson scored 2 points, grabbed a pair of rebounds, handed out an assist and blocked a shot for Team USA, while Gray added 2 points. Hamby picked up a steal for Team WNBA.
First Quarter (WNBA 93, USAB 85)
The WNBA All-Star Team used a 15-4 run midway through the fourth quarter to turn a 3-point deficit into an 8-point lead which they would never relinquish. Dallas’ Arike Ogunbowale scored nine points in the quarter and was named MVP of the game. Hamby grabbed a rebound in the period for the All-Star Team, while Gray scored 3 points and Wilson scored 2 points, grabbed 1 rebound and handed out 1 assist.
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Wilson scored 8 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and handed out 4 assists in 17 minute.
Gray scored 7 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and handed out 3 assist sin 18 minutes.
Hamby scored 2 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and handed out 1 assist in 12 minutes.
The game saw 10 ties and 13 lead changes
The US Olympic Team committed 15 turnovers which the WNBA All-Star Team turned into 19 points. The All-Stars made 8 miscues, which Team USA turned into 9 points.
Liz Cambage did not play.
The US Women’s Olympic Team heads to Tokyo shortly for the 2021 Olympic Games. The Aces return to the hardwood on August 15 vs. Washington.