LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2023)—The Las Vegas Aces led wire-to-wire Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to 7 games, and improving to 23-2 on the year with a 104-91 win over the visiting Dallas Wings (14-11). Only one other team in WNBA history has won 23 of its first 25 games—the 1998 Houston Comets, who finished the season with a 27-3 mark
First Quarter Highlights (Las Vegas 35, Dallas 20)
The Aces scored 13 of the first 17 points of the game to jump out to a 9-point lead with 6:54 to go in the period. Las Vegas extended its lead to as many as 13 in the quarter. Six players scored for the Aces, led by Kelsey Plum’s 9. Las Vegas went 13 for 19 from the floor (68.4%) and 5 for 9 (55.6%) from distance while Dallas made 8 of 21 from the floor (38.1%) and 1 of 5 from 3-point land.
Second Quarter Highlights (Las Vegas 58, Dallas 41)
Las Vegas used a 7-0 run early in the second to extend its lead to 18, 43-25. Dallas countered with a 7-0 run of its own midway through the period, but the Aces were able to push their lead back out to 20 shortly before the half. Satou Sabally led all scorers with 10 points, while Chelsea Gray paced the Aces with 9
Third Quarter Highlights (Las Vegas 79, Dallas 72)
Las Vegas still led by 18, 79-61, with 1:36 on the clock, but the Wings scored 11 straight to close out the period. The Aces missed 3 shots and committed a turnover during the run. Dallas connected on 61.1 percent of its field goal in the period (1 for 18) and 4 of 6 from distance. Las Vegas made just 5 of 14 shots from the floor in the quarter.
Fourth Quarter Highlights (Las Vegas 104, Dallas 91)
The Wings sliced the Aces lead to 3 on two occasions early in the period, and still trailed by just 7, 98-91, with 1:42 to go. Las Vegas scored the final 6 points of the game from the free throw line to secure the win. The Aces went 10 for 10 from the charity stripe, while Dallas made 1 of their 2 freebies. Las Vegas turned 4 Dallas miscues into 8 points.
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The Aces shot 50.0 from the field while the Wings made 46.2 percent of their shots
Las Vegas connected on 58.2 percent (13 for 25) of its 3-pointers, while Dallas made 7 of 19 of their shots from distance (38.9%).
The Wings outscored the Aces in the paint, 44-36.
Las Vegas went 27 for 28 from the free throw line while Dallas went 12 for 21
The Wings outscored the Aces 24-7 in second chance points, thanks to a 15-3 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Aces committed 8 turnovers, which the Wings flipped into 7 points, while Las Vegas forced Dallas into 16 miscues, turning them into 19 points.
The Aces have scored 90+ points in 19 of their 25 games this season.
The Aces have scored 100 or more points in a game 6 times this year. The rest of the league has done so 14 times.
Las Vegas has won 17 straight home games, which is tied for the 6th longest such streak in WNBA history. The 2000-02 Los Angeles Sparks own the record having won 28 games across 3 seasons.
The Aces (23-2, .920) are on pace to record the highest winning percentage in league history. Only the 1998 Houston Comets (27-3, .900) won at least 90% of their games.
The Aces continue to lead the league in scoring and upped their average to 94.5 points per game. The league’s all-time record 93.9 by the 2010 Phoenix Mercury.
Las Vegas scored a season-high 35 points in the first quarter. Their previous high for a single period this year was 33 in the fourth quarter against Minnesota on July 9.
A’ja Wilson blocked a season-high 6 shots.
Alysha Clark was a perfect 4 for 4 from three-point range, tying her record for 3s in a game. Her final 3 of the night as the 300th of her career.
WNBA teams have made 50 percent of their shots in a game on 60 occasions this year. The Aces have reached that mark in 15 games.
The Aces remain at home to take on the Atlanta Dream, Tuesday, August 1 at Michelob ULTRA Arena. Tip is slated for 7 pm PT.