CHICAGO, IL (August 18, 2019)—The Las Vegas Aces (18-9) are playoff bound following the team’s Sunday evening, 100-85, road win over the Chicago Sky (15-11). It is the first time the franchise has made the postseason since 2014 when they were the San Antonio Stars.
Neither team led by more than five points until Las Vegas broke a 38-38 tie by scoring seven straight late in the second quarter.
It was still just a six-point Aces lead, 83-77, with 5:32 to go in the game, but Las Vegas scored the next eight points to go up by 14, 91-77, effectively ending the game.
The Aces made 50.0 percent of their shots from the field (35 for 70), while the Sky made 34.2 percent of theirs (26 for 76)
The Sky went 9 for 32 from three-point range, while the Aces went 4 for 12.
Chicago center Stefanie Dolson picked up two fouls in the first 2:11 of the game, and finished with five in 10:37.
Las Vegas committed 13 turnovers which Chicago turned into 17 points. The Sky were credited with 7 miscues, which the Aces flipped into 4 points.
The Aces outscored the Sky 50 to 26 in the paint.
A’ja Wilson played for the first time since July 19 when she injured her left ankle in the third quarter of a 69-66 loss at Seattle. She checked in with 6:07 to go in the first quarter, replacing Dearica Hamby. She scored nine straight points for the Aces in the first quarter, and finished the half with 17.
Wilson scored in double figures for the 16th time this season, and 20 or more points for the fifth time (25 points).
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 23rd time this season, and 20 or more points for the fifth time (23 points). She added 10 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the year.
This is the first time that Cambage and Wilson have each scored 20 or more points in a game as teammates.
Kayla McBride scored in double figures for the 22nd time this year (10 points).
The Aces held Chicago to 34.2 percent shooting for the game. In the first two meetings between the clubs this season, Chicago made 44.3 and 42.9 percent of their shots.
Las Vegas has scored 100 or more points three times this season.
The Aces return home Tuesday to host the Phoenix Mercury in the team’s penultimate regular season home game. Tip is slated for 7 pm PT.