WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 7, 2019)—Las Vegas recorded its third largest margin of victory on the road, Sunday afternoon, improving to 9-5 on the season with a 90-58 road victory over the New York Liberty (7-8). That win pulls the Aces into a tie for second place with the Connecticut Sun who are idle today.
Las Vegas scored 12 of the first 14 points of the game spanning 2:53, forcing 4 turnovers and making 5 of 6 shots during the run.
In the second quarter, the Aces expanded their lead to 18, 35-17, but New York countered by scoring 10 straight points from 6:55 to the 5:02 mark.
Las Vegas scored the next seven points, and took a 44-32 lead into the break.
The Aces expanded their advantage to as many as 32 during the second half.
Las Vegas went 33 for 74 from the field (.446), while the New York Liberty shot just 22 for 74 (.297).
The Aces forced New York into committing 20 turnovers, turning them into 24 points, while Las Vegas committed just 10 turnovers, which the Liberty turned into 14 points.
Las Vegas made 17 of 23 shots from the free throw line while New York went 8 for 8.
The Aces outscored the Liberty 42-28 in points in the paint.
Las Vegas made 7 of 16 three-pointers (.438), while New York went 6 for 22 (.273)
NOTE: Las Vegas’ July 5 game against Washington does not currently count in the team’s statistics or streaks.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 45th straight time this season, which is the longest active streak in the WNBA (season-high 21 points).
Liz Cambage grabbed 11 rebounds to record her third double-double of the year.
Kayla McBride scored in double figures for the 12th time this season, and 20 or more points for the fourth time (24 points).
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 13th time this season and the 46th time in 47 career games (12 points).
This marks the eighth time this season that the Aces have held an opponent below 40 percent shooting or a game, and the second time that they held a team below 30 percent (.297).
Las Vegas improved to 18-1 over the last two season, including 6-0 this year, when outshooting and out-rebounding their opponent.
The Aces improved to 4-0 this season when making more three-pointers than their opponent (7 to 6).
Las Vegas remains on the road, traveling to Indiana for a Wednesday, July 10 meeting with the Fever. Tip is slated for 9 am PT.