LAS VEGAS (July 2, 2019)—Las Vegas moved to within a-game-and-a-half of the front-running Washington Mystics Tuesday with a 90-82 victory over the Chicago Sky.
Trailing 80-78 with 5:52 to go in the game, Las Vegas scored eight straight points and 12 of the final 14 to secure the win.
The Aces outscored the Sky 18-10 in the fourth quarter.
Las Vegas outshot Chicago 53.7 percent (36 for 67) to 44.3 percent (31 for 70).
The Sky made 9 0f 23 shots from three-point range, while the Aces went 5 for 7.
Las Vegas outscored Chicago 54-30 in the paint.
The Aces outscored the Mystics 14-6 in fast break points.
Las Vegas grabbed just two offensive rebounds on the day (Chicago grabbed 28 defensive rebounds).
Although Chicago turned the ball over just three more times than the Aces (18 to 15), Las Vegas scored 24 points off of the Sky’s turnovers, while Chicago managed just 10 points off of the Aces’ miscues.
Liz Cambage extended her streak of double-digit scoring efforts to 44 games (16 points). That is the longest active streak in the WNBA.
The Aces improved to 6-2 at home with the victory.
Kayla McBride scored in double figures for the 11th time this season (16 points)
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 8th time this season (14 points)
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 6th time this season (14 points), and for the first time in her last 6 games.
Courtney Vandersloot’s 12 assists are tied for the most in the WNBA this season in a single game, and her second game of 10 or more assists this season.
Las Vegas improved to 5-0 on the year when scoring 85 or more points.
The Aces 29 total rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds were the team’s lowest totals of the year.
Over the last three games, Las Vegas has scored 46, 60 and 54 points in the paint. The Aces lead the WNBA in points in the paint per game with 40.3.
Over their last two games, the Aces have outscored the opposition 30-10 in fastbreak points. Las Vegas leads the league in fast break points per game, averaging 12.0 per contest.
The Aces remain at home to take on the Washington Mystics on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm PT.