LAS VEGAS (June 25, 2021)—The Las Vegas Aces had their five-game winning streak snapped Friday evening as Sylvia Fowles scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 90-89 overtime victory. Liz Cambage (18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds) and A’ja Wilson (28 points and 14 rebounds) paced the Aces’ offense.
First Quarter (Las Vegas 26, Minnesota 26)
Las Vegas led 9-8, but the Lynx scored the next 10 points to go up 9, 18-9. The Aces scored 14 of the next 19 points to tie the score at 23. Minnesota made 64.7 percent of its field goal attempts, while Las Vegas made 50 percent. A’ja Wilson led all scorers with 11 points in the period.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 48, Minnesota 44)
Neither team led by more than 5 the entire quarter. Las Vegas kept the Lynx from grabbing any offensive rebounds in the first half while grabbing 8 of their own, outscoring Minnesota 8-0 in second chance points.
Third Quarter (Minnesota 69, Las Vegas 63)
Las Vegas led 54-46 with 6:26 to go in the period. Minnesota scored 8 straight to tie the score. A 6-0 late in the quarter extended the Lynx’ lead to seven, 66-59. The Aces committed 8 turnovers in the quarter, which Minnesota turned into 12 points.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 82, Minnesota 82)
Minnesota extended its lead to 10 early in the fourth, 73-63. It was still a nine-point game with 3:11 to go, when Kelsey Plum scored 7 straight points, and A’ja Wilson drained a pair of free throws with 2 seconds to go to send the game into overtime. Plum scored 9 points in the quarter to lead all scorers, and the Aces went 15 for 17 from the free throw line in the period (Minnesota went 3 for 4).
First Overtime (Minnesota 90, Las Vegas 89)
Both teams struggled from the field, but the Lynx scored one more bucket (4 for 10) than the Aces (3 for 9) to secure the win.
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The Aces out-rebounded the Lynx 44-38, including 14-5 on the offensive glass, which led to a 15-5 advantage for Las Vegas in second chance points.
Minnesota made 46.1 percent of its shots from the field (35 for 76), while the Aces made 38.5 percent of theirs (30 for 78).
Minnesota made 2 of 15 shots from three-point range (.133), while Las Vegas went 4 for 11 (.364).
The Aces made 25 of 31 free throws, while Minnesota made 18 of 21.
Las Vegas’ bench outscored the Lynx’s 28-2.
The Lynx outscored Las Vegas 54-42 in points in the paint.
A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 44 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (28 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 92 times in her 95-game career. Is was also her 5th time scoring 20 or more points this year, and the 45th of her career.
Wilson added a career-high tying 4 steals, and 14 rebounds for her 5th double-double of the year and the 25th of her career.
Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 14th game this season, and the 112th time in her career (18 points). She added a career-high 20 rebounds for her 5th double-double of the year and 38th of her career.
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 8th time this season, and the 89th time of her career (13 points).
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 6th time this season, and the 50th time in her career (15 points)
The Aces made more three-pointers than their opponent (4 to 2) for the 4th time this season, and the 18th tine since moving to Las Vegas. They are now 16-2 in those games and 15-1 since 2019.
Las Vegas is now 10-1 in games in which they score 85 or more points.
Las Vegas returns home Sunday, June 27 for a 1 pm PT tip against the Seattle Storm on ESPN.