LAS VEGAS (June 5, 2022)—Kelsey Plum poured in a career-high tying 32 points as the Las Vegas Aces (10-2) got back on the winning track with an, 84-78, victory over the visiting Dallas Wings (6-5).
First Quarter (Las Vegas 18, Dallas 16)
Neither team led by more than 4 points in the period. Kelsey Plum scored 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting while the rest of the Aces went 3 for 14. Las Vegas held Dallas scoreless for the first three minutes, but led just 4-2 at that point after opening the game making 2 of 8 shots.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 40, Dallas 38)
Las Vegas scored the first 7 points of the period to go up 9,and extended their lead to 10 on three occasions. The last time came with 3:04 to go in the half, 40-30. Dallas closed the quarter by scoring 8 straight.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 60, Dallas 57)
The Aces opened the third on a 9-2 run, eventually extending their lead to 13, 58-45, with 3:35 remaining. Dallas again closed the period strong with a 12-2 run. Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 points in the quarter for Dallas.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 84, Dallas 78)
The Aces scored the first 3 points pf the quarter, and the Wings never got closer than 4 the remainder of the game.
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The Aces made 42.3 percent of their shots compared to 34.6 percent for Dallas
Las Vegas committed 10 turnovers, which the Wings turned into 9 points. Dallas made 19 miscues, which Las Vegas turned into 15 points.
Las Vegas outscored Dallas 36-12 in the paint.
The Aces outscored the Wings 19-12 in fast break points.
Dallas out-rebounded Las Vegas 50-35 including 19-5 on the offensive glass. Despite that advantage, the Wings only outscored the Aces 10-9 in second chance points.
Las Vegas held Arike Ogunbowale to 3 of 15 shooting from three-point range.
The Aces went 17 of 21 from the free throw line while the Wings went 13 for 14
Riquna Williams missed the game with a left foot strain.
Jackie Young missed the game with a right ankle sprain
The Aces 10-2 start is the best 12-game start in franchise history.
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 19th straight game and the 76th time in her career (career-high tying 32 points). It was her 5th game of 20 or more points this year, and the 20th of her career. She also connected on 4 three-pointers, making it 19 straight games in which she has connected on at least one from long distance—the longest active streak in the league.
Kelsey Plum played the full 40 minutes. She is the first in the league to do it this season. The last player with a complete game was Briann January on August 26, 2021. Since the franchise moved to Vegas, only one other player has done this for the Aces: Jackie Young on June 3, 2021 vs the New York Liberty.
Chelsea Gray scored in double figures for the 10th time this season and the 147th in her career (18 points).
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 10th time this season, and the 108th time in her career (12 points). She added a season-high 5 assists
Kiah Stokes scored a season-high 6 points and grabbed a season-high tying 7 rebounds
The Aces begin a two-game road trip on Saturday with a 6 pm PT tip at Los Angeles.