LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2021)—Las Vegas (15-6) snapped a two-game losing skid Sunday afternoon upending the Dallas Wings (9-12), 95-79, behind A’ja Wilson’s near triple-double (22 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists). The Aces head into the Olympic Break with the second best record in the WNBA, one-half game behind Seattle pending the outcome of their game this evening.
First Quarter (Dallas 20, Las Vegas 15)
Dallas went on an early 6-0 run, turning a 2-2 tie into an 8-2 advantage. Las Vegas made 4 of 17 shots in the quarter, while A’ja Wilson led all scorers with 9 points.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 48, Dallas 42)
Dallas led by 4, 32-28, with 5:29 remaining in the half, but Las Vegas went on a 9-0 run to take a 5-point lead, 37-32. Dearica Hamby (12 points) and Kelsey Plum (11) outscored the Wings by themselves, 23-22.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 76, Dallas 59)
Las Vegas used an 8-0 run late in the quarter to turn a nine-point lead into a 17-point advantage. Jackie Young went 4 for 4 from the field and made both free throws for a game-high 10 points in the quarter.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 95, Dallas 79)
The Aces’ lead vacillated between 13 and 20 points the entire period. Arike Ogunbowale scored 5 points in the quarter giving her 10 for the game, and extending her streak of consecutive double-digit scoring efforts to 58 games.
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Las Vegas made 50.7 percent of its field goal attempts while Dallas made 33.7.
The Wings made 7 of 24 shots from three-point range, while the Aces went 3 for 8.
The Aces went 24 for 30 from the free throw line, while the Wings made 16 of 19.
Las Vegas outscored Dallas 50-30 in points in the paint.
Dallas turned the ball over 7 times, and the Aces flipped them into just 2 points.
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A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 52 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (22 points). She has scored in double figures 99 times in her 102-game career. Wilson added 13 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season and the 30th of her career. She finished 2 assists shy of a triple-double with 8 assists.
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 12th time this season, and the 56th time in her career (16 points).
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 93rd time in her career (22 points) and the 12th time this season. Hamby added 12 rebounds for her 4th double-double of the season and the 19th of her career.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 14th time this season and the 33rd time in her career (17 points)
The Aces blocked 10 or more shots for the fourth time this season (11).
Las Vegas’ bench outscored Dallas’ 41-27.
The WNBA hits pause for four week for the Olympic Break. The Aces return to the hardwood on August 15 vs. Washington.