Palmetto, FL (August 15, 2020)—The Las Vegas Aces (8-2) extended their winning streak to seven straight Saturday afternoon, thanks to a stifling defense that held the Washington Mystics to just 38.2 percent shooting from the field, and 28.6 percent from three-point range. The, 88-73, victory helped the Aces remain one game behind the front-running Seattle Storm who improved to 9-1 Friday evening.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 24, Washington 13)
The Mystics led 10-8 with 5:54 to go in the quarter, but the Aces scored 12 straight to go up 10, 20-10. The Mystics committed 7 turnovers in the period, which the Aces turned into 12 points. Las Vegas did not commit a turnover.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 43, Washington 31)
Las Vegas scored the first three points coming out of the huddle to extend its lead to 14, 27-13. The lead vacillated between 10 and 14 the remainder of the period.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 66, Washington 47)
The Aces led by 14, 56-42 with 4:04 remaining in the quarter, but scored 8 straight points to push their lead to 22.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 88, Washington 73)
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Las Vegas made 53.8 percent of its shots from the field while Washington made 38.2 percent of its shots.
The Aces bench outscored the Mystics bench 52 to 22.
Las Vegas went 12 for 15 from the free throw line, while Washington went 7 for 8.
The Mystics went 8 for 28 from three point range, while the Aces went 6 for 13.
The Aces outscored the Mystics 44 to 28 in points in the paint.
Washington grabbed 15 offensive rebounds to just 3 for Las Vegas. The Mystics outscored the Aces 18-5 in second chance points.
Las Vegas extended its winning streak to seven games, which is tied for the longest winning streak in the league this season (Seattle), and the longest streak for the franchise since the 2012 team won 12 straight.
The 52 points scored by the Aces bench is the most by the team this season.
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 10th straight game to start the season, and the 66th time in her 69 games as a pro
Angel McCoughtry scored in double figures for the 8th game this season, and the 269th time in her professional career.
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 9th time this season and the 72nd time in her career.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 5th straight game, the 6th time this season and the 13th time in her career. She is averaging 15.8 points per game over her last 5 games, while making 57.1 percent of her shots from the field.
Sugar Rodgers scored in double figures for the 2nd time this season, and the 76th time in her career.
A’ja Wilson recorded a career-high 4 steals.
Angel McCoughtry grabbed the 1,500th rebound of her career.
Kayla McBride picked up the 200th steal of her career.
Las Vegas travels to Palmetto, Florida Tuesday, August 18 to take on the Chicago Sky at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.