LAS VEGAS, NV (July 31, 2022)—The Las Vegas Aces (22-8) continue to keep pace with the Chicago Sky (23-7), remaining one game back of the WNBA front-runners with a 94-69 victory over the Indiana Fever (5-27) Sunday afternoon. It was the Aces’ fifth straight road win, and sixth straight if you include the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game on July 26.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 21, Indiana 13)
Tied at 5, the Aces scored 9 straight and held the Fever scoreless for more than four minutes. Las Vegas held Indiana to 23.8 percent shooting from the field including 1 for 9 from three-point range.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 43, Indiana 31)
The Fever chipped away at the lead slicing the Aces advantage to four, 31-27, but Las Vegas closed the half by scoring 12 of the final 16 points. Indiana’s bench scored all 18 of its points in the period led by Destanni Henderson’s 9.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 71, Indiana 48)
It was still a nine-point Las Vegas lead when the Aces scored 8 straight to push the lead to 17, 58-41. Kelsey Plum scored 19 points in the period, which is a franchise record for a quarter. She went 6 for 6 from the field, including 3 for 3 from three-point range, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 94, Indiana 69)
The Aces extended their lead to as many as 39.
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The Aces made 50.7 percent of their field goal attempts, while Indiana made 31.0 percent.
The Fever forced the Aces into 9 turnovers, which they flipped into 10 points. Meanwhile Indiana committed 15 miscues, which Las Vegas turned into 21 points.
The Aces outscored the Fever, 17-4 in fast break points and 50 to 22 in points in the paint.
The Aces beat the Fever for the 8th straight games, and the 16th time in the last 17 meetings
Kelsey Plum extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer to 37, which is the longest active streak in the WNBA.
Kelsey Plum’s 3 three-pointers give her 94 on the year, extending her franchise single-season record. She now holds the WNBA record for most threes in a season by somebody not named Diana Taurasi. Taurasi holds the league record with 121 three-pointers in a season.
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 28th time this season and the 136th time in her career (10 points). Her streak of scoring 20+ points in a game was snapped at a franchise-record 8. The WNBA record is 13 straight games by Diana Taurasi.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 25th time this season and the 65th time in her career (13 points).
Kiah Stokes grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds. It is the 34th time in her career that she has grabbed double-digit rebounds.
Theresa Plaisance scored in double figures for the 3rd time this season and the 37th in her career (13 points).
The Aces remain on the road, traveling to Washington D.C. for a Tuesday, August 2 tilt against the Mystics. Tip is slated for 4:00 pm PT on MyLVTV.