LOS ANGELES, CA (June 27, 2019)—Despite a season-high 18 points from Liz Cambage and a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double from Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas had its two-game winning streak snapped, Thursday, in an 86-74 loss at Los Angeles.
Las Vegas led 18-17 after the first quarter, but the Sparks scored 11 of the first 14 points of the second quarter to go up 30-21 with just under four minutes to go before the half.
The Sparks extended their lead to 10, 35-25, but the Aces held Los Angeles scoreless for more than three minutes during a 7-0, second quarter run which closed the gap to three, 35-32.
It was still a 52-47 Sparks’ lead midway through the third, when Los Angeles scored 10 of the next 11 points to go up 62-48 with 1:47 to go in the period.
Las Vegas turned the ball over 20 times, and the Sparks turned them into 21 points. Meanwhile, Los Angeles turned the ball over 14 times, which the Aces turned into 12 points.
Los Angeles went 14 for 15 from the free throw line, while Las Vegas made 9 of 12 from the charity stripe.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 42nd straight game which is the longest active streak in the WNBA. Cynthia Copper holds the all-time record with 92 straight double-digit scoring efforts.
Liz Cambage made 9 of 12 shots from the field (75.0%), while the rest of the team went 21 for 60 (35.0%)
Dearica Hamby recorded her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Jackie Young handed out a career-high 9 assists.
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 43rd time in 44 career games
Las Vegas returns home Saturday to take on the Indiana Fever at Mandalay Bay Events Center at 7:30 pm