LAS VEGAS (May 17, 2022)—The Las Vegas Aces trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but they stormed back in the third quarter outscoring Phoenix 39-12 to pick up an, 86-74, victory over the Mercury.
First Quarter (Phoenix 29, Las Vegas 21)
The game was tied at 9 with 3:23 gone in the period, but the Mercury scored 15 of the next 18 points to go up by 12, 24-12. The Aces committed 5 turnovers in the period which the Mercury turned into 11 points. While Phoenix recorded jut one miscue which the Aces flipped into 3 points.
Second Quarter (Phoenix 43, Las Vegas 39)
The Aces used a 6-0 to slice the Mercury lead to 4 midway through the quarter.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 69, Phoenix 55)
Las Vegas Scored the final four points of the second quarter, and the first 6 in the third to take their first lead of the game. They outscored the Mercury 30-12 in the period to lead by 14 heading into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 86, Phoenix 74)
The Aces expanded their lead to as many as 19 in the period..
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Las Vegas outshot Phoenix 46.8% to 43.3% from the field, including 39.1% to 32.0% from three-point range.
The Mercury committed 18 turnovers to just 10 for the Aces.
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The Aces hadn’t trailed at the end of the first quarter before today’s game. They were up by an average of 11.5 points over their opponents in the first four games of the year.
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 7th straight game and the 102nd time in her career (13 points).
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 5th time this season and the 113th time in her 118-game career (16 points). She added 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 7th straight game and the 45th time in her career (19 points).
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 12th straight game and the 69th time in her career (20 points).
Chelsea Gray scored in double figures for the 4th time this season and the 141st time in her carer (14 points). She also handed out a season-high 9 assists.
The Aces remain at home for a Thursday, May 19 game vs. the Minnesota Lynx. Tip at Michelob ULTRA Arena is at 7 pm PT.