LAS VEGAS, NV (September 22, 2019)—After playing the Mystics tight for the first two games of the WNBA Semifinals, the Las Vegas Aces finally broke through Sunday with a 92-75 home win at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Washington now leads the best-three-out-of-five series, two-games-to-one.
First Quarter (Mystics 24, Aces 23)
Neither team had more than a 5-0 run throughout the quarter.
Second Quarter (Aces 47, Mystics 37)
Washington led 33-31 with 5:27 to go in the half, but the Aces scored 12 straight to go up 43-33 with 2:40 to go.
Third Quarter (Aces 79, Mystics 62)
Las Vegas led by nine, 50-41 early in the third, and scored 10 of the next 12 points to go up by 17, 60-43.
Fourth Quarter (Aces 92, Mystics 75)
The Aces lead vacillated between 14 and 22 throughout the quarter.
Las Vegas outscored Washington 46 to 22 in the paint.
The Aces committed 17 turnovers which the Mystics turned into 14 points, while Washington committed 13 turnovers which Las Vegas turned into 17 points.
Washington made 11 of 33 shots from three-point range,while Las Vegas went 6 for 14.
The Aces outscored the Mystics 20 to 5 on second chance points.
Las Vegas connected on 48.6 percent of his shots, while Washington made 38.6 percent of theirs.
The Aces out-rebounded the Mystics 40-28.
Liz Cambage had her streak of consecutive double-doubles to start her postseason career snapped at four. That leaves her tied with Yolanda Griffith for the most in league history.
Cambage scored a career postseason-high 28 points. It is her third 20-plus point effort in four postseason games
A’ja Wilson (21 points) and Cambage each scored 20 or more points in a game for the first time in the postseason.
Kelsey Plum narrowly missed a double-double, and a triple-double with 9 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds.
The Aces host the Mystics on Tuesday, September 24 in Game 4 of the WNBA Semifinals. Tip is slated for either 5:30 or 6 pm PT pending the outcome of today’s other semifinal match-up between Los Angeles and Connecticut.