GAME RECAP: Aces Drop Second Straight In 77-67 Loss To Minnesota

LAS VEGAS (July 9, 2021)—Las Vegas (14-6) dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season, as Minnesota (11-7) led wire-to-wire in a 77-67 win over the Aces.

Box Score/Video Highlights

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Minnesota 33, Las Vegas 18)

The Lynx scored 15 of the first 21 points of the game. Damiris Dantas made all 5 of her shots from the field, including 4 three-pointers and grabbed 5 rebounds in the quarter. Minnesota went 6 of 7 from long distance.

Second Quarter (Minnesota 49, Las Vegas 37)

Minnesota extended its lead to as many as 19 in the quarter, but the Aces sliced it to 12 at the intermission. Dearica Hamby led the Aces with 6 points in the period.

Third Quarter (Minnesota 64, Las Vegas 49)

Minnesota’s lead vacilated between 12 and 18 the entire quarter. Both teams shot poorly in the period—Las Vegas (23.5%), Minnesota (38.9%)

Fourth Quarter (Minnesota 77, Las Vegas 67)

Las Vegas scored the final 7 points of the game. Kelsey Plum scored 11 points in the quarter

KEY STATS

It has been 483 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.

Minnesota made 45.3 percent of their field goal attempts while Las Vegas made 35.8 of theirs.

The Lynx made 9 of 22 shots from three-point range, while the Aces went 3 for 15.

The Aces went 16 for 19 from the free throw line, while the Lynx made 0 of 0 (only the second time in WNBA history that a team didn’t take a free throw).

Minnesota outscored Las Vegas 38-30 in points in the paint

GAME NOTES

Liz Cambage is training with the Australian National Team and missed tonight’s game.

This is the second time in WNBA history that a team not taken any free throws. (Washington at Charlotte July 7, 2003).

The last time the Aces lost back-to-back games during the regular season was August 25-27, 2019.

A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 50 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (13 points). She has scored in double figures 98 times in her 101-game career.

Kiah Stokes grabbed double-figure rebounds for the second time this season, and the 29th time in her career (12 rebounds)

Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 11th time this season, and the 55th time in her career (18 points).

Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 92nd time in her career (12 points) and the 11th time this season.

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas hits the road Sunday for a 10 am PT tip at Dallas on ABC.