GAME RECAP: Aces Hold Fever To 20 Second-Half Points In, 98-79, Win

Palmetto, FL (August 11, 2020)—After a first half that saw the teams combine for 119 points, the Las Vegas Aces turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, holding the Fever to just 20 points after the intermission for the 98-79 win. It was the fifth straight victory for the Aces, which ties the team record for longest winning streak since the team moved to Las Vegas prior to the 2018 season.

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Las Vegas 33, Indiana 31)

Neither team led by more than six points in the quarter.

Second Quarter (Las Vegas 60, Indiana 59)

Neither team led by more than six points in the quarter.

Third Quarter (Las Vegas 81, Indiana 72)

Las Vegas led 74-72 and scored the final seven points of the period to go up nine, 81-72.

Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 98, Indiana 79)

Las Vegas led by eight, 84-76, with 8:41 to go in the game. The Aces went on a 10-0 run to put the game out of reach.

KEY STATS

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Las Vegas shot 47.2 percent from the field in the second half, while the Fever shot 30.0 percent.

Indiana went 0-10 from three-point range in the second half.

The Aces went 16 for 22 from the free throw line, while the Fever went 8 for 12.

Las Vegas’ bench outscored the Fever bench, 47-16.

GAME NOTES

A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the eighth straight game to start the season, and the 64th time in her 67 games as a pro (12 points). She also added 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season, and the 17th of her career.

Angel McCoughtry scored in double figures for the sixth game this season, and the 266th time in her professional career (20 points). It was also her third game of 20 or more points this year, and the 142nd of her career.

Kayla McBride scored in double figures for the 5th time this season, and the 138th time in her professional career (15 points).

Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 8th time this season and the 71st time in her career (13 points).

Jackie Young scored in double figures for the fourth time this season, and the fourth time in five games (17 points, tying her career high). It is the 11th double-digit scoring effort in her career.

Danielle Robinson scored in double figures for the second time this season, and the 124th time in her career.

The 33 points Las Vegas scored in the first quarter is the most the team has scored in a period this season.

With her first basket of the night, Angel McCoughtry passed DeLisha Milton Jones for 13th place on the WNBA’s career scoring list. She now has 5,590 points in her career, and trails Becky Hammon in 12th place by 251 points.

Las Vegas is 32-2 over the past two-plus years when outrebunding and outshooting their opponent.

The Aces are 9-0 over the past two years when shooting 50.0 percent or better from the field over the past two years.

Las Vegas connected on more three-pointers than an opponent for the second time this season, and the 12th time since the team moved to Nevada. They are 11-1 overall in those games, and 10-0 over the past two years.

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas returns home Thursday to take on the Minnesota Lynx at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on ESPN.