GAME RECAP: Aces Even Semifinals Series Behind 29 Points From MVP A’ja Wilson

Palmetto, FL (September 22, 2020)—The Las Vegas Aces evened their best-of-five WNBA Semifinals series against the Connecticut Sun, Tuesday evening, as A’ja Wilson poured in a playoff career-high 29 points in an, 83-75, victory.

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Connecticut 23, Las Vegas 21)

Neither team led by more than 4 the entire quarter.

Second Quarter (Connecticut 39, Las Vegas 38)

Neither team led by more than 3 the entire quarter.

Third Quarter ( Connecticut 63, Las Vegas 59)

Las Vegas led 46-44, but the Sun connected on three straight three pointers to go up seven, 53-46 (Bonner, January, Bonner). The Aces countered by scoring 8 points to retake the lead, 55-54.

Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 83, Connecticut 75)

Las Vegas trailed by six, 67-61 with 7:55 remaining in the game, but scored six straight points to tie the score. It was still tied, 75-75, with 1:18 left, but the Aces closed the period on an 8-0 run.

KEY STATS

It has been 193 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.

Las Vegas outscored the Sun 52-20 in the paint

The Aces went 21 for 28 from the free throw line, while Connecticut made 7 of 7

Las Vegas outscored Connecticut 13 to 4 in second chance points.

Connecticut made 6 of 20 shots from long distance while the Aces made 0 of 4

The Aces committed 13 turnovers which Connecticut turned into 11 points, while the Sun committed 18 turnovers, which Las Vegas flipped into 22 points.

GAME NOTES

Bill Laimbeer is now 9-1 in the game following a double-digit loss in a playoff series.

A’ja Wilson scored a career-playoff-high 29 points, setting the Aces’ franchise record for made field goals in a postseason game with 13.

A’ja Wilson set a franchise playoff record with 7 blocked shots.

The Aces were held without a made three-pointer for just the second time in franchise history (August 17, 2001, 0-13, vs. Sacramento).

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas and Connecticut play game three of their best-of-five WNBA Semifinals series on Thursday, September 24. Tip on ESPN2 is slated for 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PT.