LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2022)—The Las Vegas Aces (13-3) raced out to a 28-point first half lead Tuesday evening, but the Chicago Sky (11-5) came roaring back to complete the largest comeback in WNBA history with a 104-95 win.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 41, Chicago 18)
Chicago led early, 4-2, but the Aces rattled off 23 straight over a six-minute-plus stretch to lead 25-4. Las Vegas’ 41 points are a franchise record and one point off the WNBA record. That 23-0 run is the 8th longest in the regular season in league history.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 62, Chicago 51)
The Aces led by as many as 28, and by a score of 60-35 with 4:39 remaining in the half. Chicago went on a 14-0 run and closed to within 11 at the intermission. The Sky shot 73.7 percent from the field in the second including 5 of 8 from three-point range.
Third Quarter (Chicago 81, Las Vegas 73)
The Sky began the third by scoring 20 of the first 24 points and going up 5, 71-66. Las Vegas shot 15.4 percent from the field in the period, while Chicago made 59.1 percent of its shots.
Fourth Quarter (Chicago 104, Las Vegas 95)
The Aces were never able to get closer than 7 in the quarter.
It has been 830 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.
The Sky made 57.3 percent of their shots compared to 44.0 percent for the Aces. After the first quarter, Chicago shot 60.3 percent to Las Vegas’ 35.8. The Sky outscored the Ace 86-54 after the first quarter.
The Aces went 16 for 19 from the free throw line while the Sky made 6 of 7.
Riquna Williams missed the game with a left foot strain.
The Aces 41 points in the first quarter are the most scored in a quarter in franchise history and the second most in WNBA history.
The 28-point deficit overcome by Chicago is the largest in WNBA history. The previous benchmark was 25.
The Aces 13-3 start is the best 16-game start in franchise history.
Las Vegas held the Sky to 0 offensive rebounds.
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 23rd straight game and the 80th time in her career (22 points). She also connected on 3 three-pointer, making it 23 straight games in which she has connected on at least one from long distance—the longest active streak in the league.
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 14th time this season, and the 112th time in her career (15 points).
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 14th time this season and the 122nd time in her career (16 points). She added 11 rebounds for her league-leading 8th double-double of the season, and the 45th of her career.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 13th time this season, and the 53rd time in her career (23 points). It was also her 6th game this year with 20 or more points and the 12th of her career.
The Aces remain at home this Saturday, June 25 to take on the Washington Mystics. Tip on MyLTV is slated for 7 pm PT.