PALMETTO, FL (July 26)—Las Vegas led for nearly the entire game Sunday afternoon, opening up 12-point advantages in the first and second halves, however the Chicago Sky closed the game on an 11-0 run capped by an Allie Quigley three-pointer with 15.3 seconds to go, which gave the Sky the 88-86 victory. It was the first game of the 2020 WNBA Season for both teams.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 30, Chicago 26)
The Aces scored 8 of the first 11 points of the game, eventually leading by as many as seven on two occasions.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 48, Chicago 46)
Las Vegas trailed 35-34 with just under seven minutes to go, and went on a 14-1 run to go up 12, 48-36.
The Sky scored 10 straight to cut the lead to two at the half.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 69, Chicago 63)
Las Vegas Scored the first 10 points out of the break to lead 58-46.
Fourth Quarter (Chicago 88, Las Vegas 86)
The Aces led by nine, 86-77, with 4:29 remaining following a Dearica Hamby layup. Those were the last points Las Vegas would score as they missed 10 straight shots and a free throw, and the Sky closed the game on an 11-0 run.
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Chicago went 9 for 27 from three-point range while the Aces went 0 for 5.
The Aces outrebounded Chicago 42 to 33
Las Vegas outscored the Sky 46 to 26 in points in the paint.
Lindsay Allen made her first start since June 3, 2018. She missed the 2019 season with an injury.
Angel McCoughtry scored 25 points in her Las Vegas’ debut. It is the 261st time she has scored in double-figures in her career. It is also the fourth highest point total for a player making her debut for a team in WNBA history.
|Candace Parker||Los Angeles||May 17, 2008||at Mercury||34|
|Napheesa Collier||Minnesota Lynx||May 25, 2019||vs. Sky||27|
|Ivory Latta||Washington Mystics||May 27, 2013||at Shock||27|
|Cynthia Cooper||Houston Comets||June 21, 1997||at Rockers||25|
|Angel McCoughtry||Las Vegas Aces||July 26, 2020||vs. Sky||25|
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 57th time in 59 games (22 points).
A’ja Wilson recorded her 14th career double-double (22 points, 11 rebounds).
Las Vegas didn’t make any three pointers in the game. The last time that happened was on July 24, 2007, when the then-San Antonio Silver Stars went 0-for-7 from long distance at Indiana. That ended the Aces’ streak of consecutive games with at least one made at 419, which was the third longest streak in WNBA history. Connecticut holds the record with 544 consecutive games with at least one made three, and that streak is still active.
The Las Vegas Aces take on the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 pm PT.