SEATTLE, WA (June 19, 2018)—Seattle erased the entirety of a 14-point Las Vegas’ lead Tuesday evening, but the Aces outscored the Storm 25-14 in the fourth quarter for an 89-77 victory.
Las Vegas opened the game on a 17-3 run, with A’ja Wilson leading the way with nine points and seven rebounds.
Seattle closed to within six, 22-16, at the end of the first thanks to a 9-1 run to end the quarter.
It was still an eight-point Las Vegas lead, 34-26, with just over four minutes to go in the half, but the Storm scored seven straight to slice the lead to one, and tied the score at 36 one possession later on a Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis’ three-pointer.
With the score tie at 66, the Aces went on an 11-2 run fueled by seven points from Tamera Young and four from A’ja Wilson. Young scored nine straight points for Las Vegas in the fourth quarter, and 11 of her 17 in the final 10 minutes of play.
Tamera Young scored 11 points in the fourth quarter for the Aces, nearly outscoring the Storm by herself (13 points).
The Aces shot 60.6 percent from the field in the second half, and 64.3 percent in the fourth quarter.
A’ja Wilson and Kayla McBride combined to go 10 for 19 from the field in the first half, for 26 points. The rest of the Aces went 4 for 24 for 12 points.
The Aces held Seattle to four of 26 shooting from three-point range.
A’ja Wilson (25 points) scored in double figures for the 13th straight time to start her WNBA career. It is also the eighth time she has scored 20 or more points.
A’ja Wilson (25 points, 16 rebounds) recorded her fifth double-double of the season, and her fourth game of 20 or more points and 10 or more rebounds.
A’ja Wilson grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, and handed out a career-high 6 assists.
Kayla McBride (17 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 10th time in 11 games this season, and the ninth straight time.
Kelsey Plum handed out a season-high tying 6 assists.
JiSu Park grabbed 10 or more rebounds for the second time this season, and established her career-high with 12.
The Aces are now 3-6 on the road.
Las Vegas has played nine of its first 13 games on the road.
The Aces nine turnovers are their fewest on the season.