LAS VEGAS (June 1, 2021)—Despite a season-high 28 points from Liz Cambage Tuesday evening, the Las Vegas Aces (5-3) had their three-game winning streak snapped in a, 74-67, loss to the Connecticut Sun (7-2).
First Quarter (Connecticut 19, Las Vegas 14)
The Aces scored the first two points of the game, but the Sun countered by scoring the next 8, eventually leading by as many as 7 in the period. Jonquel Jones scored 8 points in the quarter, while grabbing 4 rebounds and blocking 2 shots.
Second Quarter (Connecticut 33, Las Vegas 30)
Las Vegas scored 6 straight points early in the quarter to re-take the lead, 22-21, but the Sun went on an 8-0 run to tie their largest lead of the night to that point, 29-22. The Aces crept to within one points on two occasions. Liz Cambage matched Jones’ first quarter output in the second with 8 points, 4 boards and a pair of blocks.
Third Quarter (Connecticut 52, Las Vegas 48)
Connecticut’s lead vacillated between 2 and 7 points throughout the period. Cambage led all scorer’s with 9 in the quarter.
Fourth Quarter (Connecticut 74, Las Vegas 67)
The Aces scored the first six points of the period to once again re-take the lead, 54-52. There were 4 lead changes early in the quarter, but with the Sun leading 60-59 with 5:59 remaining, Connecticut went on a 10-2 run to make the score 70-61, and put the game out of reach. Connecticut went 11 for 11 from the free throw line in the stanza, while the Aces went 1 for 1.
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Connecticut outscored Las Vegas 16-4 in second chance points.
Las Vegas came into the game taking 23.1 free throws attempts per game. They went 11 for 12 tonight, while the Sun made 22 of 23 including 11 of 11 in the fourth.
The Aces came into the game leading the league in field goal percentage at 49.5 percent. Thy shot 43.8 percent tonight
Las Vegas came into the game committing the fewest turnovers per game in WNBA history (10.6). They committed 13 tonight, which the Sun turned into 23 points. Connecticut made 15 miscues, which the Aces flipped into 8 points.
Liz Cambage topped the 20-point mark for the first time this season, and the 35th time in her career, with a game-high 28 points.
Liz Cambage also extended her streak of consecutive games with at least one blocked shot to 13—the longest active streak in the league.
A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 38 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (14 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 86 times in her 89-game career.
A’ja Wilson also handed out a season-high 6 assists.
The Aces have had five quarters this season when they scored 30 or more points. They scored 30 in the first half this evening.
Las Vegas has made 42.4 percent of its shots this season against the Sun, but 50.7 percent against the rest of the league.
Las Vegas remains on the road, Thursday, June 3 for a 4 pm PT tip against the New York Liberty.