INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 27, 2019)—The Las Vegas Aces (19-12) fell behind by double digits in the first quarter for the third consecutive game, Tuesday, and dropped their third straight game, 86-71, at Indiana (11-19).
Indiana scored 12 of the first 16 points of the game, and 20 of the first 29.
The Fever extended their lead to 23 at 43-20, and led by 20 at the break, 53-33
Indiana made 40.3 percent of its shots from the field (31 for 77), while Las Vegas made 33.8 percent of its shots (24 for 71).
Indiana out-rebounded Las Vegas 44-37.
The Fever made 94.7 percent of their shots from the line (18 for 19), while the Aced made 69.2 percent of theirs (18 for 26).
The Aces had their eight-game winning streak against the Fever snapped.
For the third straight game, Las Vegas fell behind by double figures in the first quarter (15 at Ind on 8/27, 15 at Min on 8/25, and 11 at Con on 8/23).
Tamera Young got her first start of the season, taking Kelsey Plum’s spot in the lineup.
The 33 points scored by the Aces in the first half are the fewest points they have scored in a first half this season.
The 53 points allowed by the Aces in the first half are the second most they have allowed in a first half this season.
Las Vegas has lost three straight games for the first time this season—the last WNBA team to do so this year.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 27th time this season (15 points).
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 19th time this season (10 points).
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 20th time this season (18 points).
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 15th time this season (17 points). She also tied her career high with 5 made three-pointers.
The Aces return to Las Vegas for their final home game of the regular season, Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 pm PT.
The Aces’ loss, combined with Los Angeles’ loss at Washington and Chicago’s loss at Minnesota means that the Aces are still tied with the Sparks in third place, and the Sky are a half game back in fifth.