LAS VEGAS (May 13, 2022)—The Las Vegas drained a franchise-record 16 three-pointers, and led wire-to-wire Friday evening, improving to 3-1 0n the year with a, 96-73, road win over Atlanta (2-1).
First Quarter (Las Vegas 23, Atlanta 12)
Las Vegas scored 18 of the first 22 points in the game.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 49, Atlanta 33)
The Dream sliced the Aces’ advantage to 5, 25-20, but Riquna Williams drained back-to-back threes to put Las Vegas back up by double digits.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 69, Atlanta 52)
The Aces pushed their lead out to as many as 23 in the third quarter.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 96, Atlanta 73)
An 8-0 Aces run midway through the period gave them their biggest lead of the day of 27, 93-66.
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The Aces went 16 for 35 from three point range compared to 8 for 17 for Atlanta
Las Vegas made 16 of 19 free throws, while the Dream made 9 of 14
Atlanta committed 21 turnovers which the Aces flipped into 22 points, while Las Vegas committed 13 turnovers which the Dream turned into 6 points.
Las Vegas outscored Atlanta 14-4 in fast break points.
Kiah Stokes was not with the Aces as she is still completing her overseas commitments.
The Aces set franchise records for three-pointers made (16) and attempted (35).
Riquna Williams saw her first action of the season, checking in with 5:41 to go in the first quarter scoring 14 points.
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 6th straight game and the 101st time in her career (11 points). She added 10 rebounds for her 21st career double-double.
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 4th time this season and the 112th time in her 117-game career (15 points). She also has 14 blocks in her last 3 games.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 6th straight game and the 44th time in her career (13 points).
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 11th straight game and the 68th time in her career (14 points). She also handed out a season-high 11 assists for her 2nd career double-double.
Kelsey Plum had her streak of 35 consecutive made free throws snapped in the second quarter.
The Aces return home for a Tuesday, May 17 meeting with the phoenix Mercury. Tip at Michelob ULTRA Arena is at 7 pm PT.