GAME RECAP: Jackie Young’s 27 Points Lead Aces To 85-79 Victory Over Phoenix

LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2021)—Las Vegas got a career-high 27 points from Jackie Young, Wednesday evening, as the Aces improved to 3-2 on the year with an 85-79 road win over the Phoenix Mercury (2-3).

Box Score/Video Highlights

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Las Vegas 20, Phoenix 20)

Neither team led by more than four points in the period.

Second Quarter (Las Vegas 45, Phoenix 44)

The Aces extend slowly extended their lead to 8, 39-31, but the Mercury scored the last 6 points in the half to slice the Las Vegas lead to one.

Third Quarter (Las Vegas 67, Phoenix 65)

Las Vegas once again extended its lead to six, 52-46, only to watch as Phoenix went on a 12-6 run to tie the score at 58.

Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 85, Phoenix 79)

The Aces scored the first basket of the period, but Phoenix scored the next 8 points to lead by 4, 73-69. It was still a three-point Mercury advantage, 77-74, with 3:11 remaining, but Las Vegas scored 11 of the final 13 points for the win.

KEY STATS

It has been 439 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.

Las Vegas went 15 for 17 from the free throw line, while the Mercury went 10 for 10.

The Aces turned 13 Mercury miscues into 24 points, while Phoenix flipped 9 Las Vegas turnovers into 8 points.

Las Vegas outscored Phoenix 14-7 in second chance points thanks to an 11-6 advantage in offensive rebounds.

GAME NOTES

A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 35 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (16 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 83 times in her 86-game career.

Jackie Young scored a career-high 27 points, and now has 23 career games with 10 or more points, and 4 of 20 or more.

Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 103rd time in her career (10 points) and the 6th straight game in the regular season.

Chelsea Gray scored in double figures for the 122nd time in her career (15 points). She just missed out on her fourth point-assist double-double by one assist.

A’ja Wilson had her streak consecutive games with at least one blocked shot snapped at 14. Liz Cambage now has the longest active streak with 9 straight games.

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas returns home for a pair of games against the Indiana Fever—Friday, May 28 at 7:30 pm PT, and Sunday, May 30, at 3:00 pm.