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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.