GAME RECAP: Seattle Wins WNBA Finals Rematch, 97-83

Seattle, WA (May 15, 2021)—Las Vegas (0-1) jumped out to an early nine-point, first-quarter lead Saturday afternoon, but Seattle (1-0) stormed back to upend the Aces, 97-83, in the season opener for both teams.

Box Score/Video Highlights

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Seattle 27, Las Vegas 26)

Las Vegas jumped out to a nine-point lead, 17-8, behind 7 points from A’ja Wilson, including her first-ever three-pointer as a professional. The Storm scored 19 of the final 28 points of the quarter.

Second Quarter (Seattle 49, Las Vegas 40)

 The Storm opened the quarter on a 19-6 run to lead by as many as 14.

Third Quarter (Seattle 72, Las Vegas 57)

Seattle scored the first 10 points of the quarter to extend its lead to 19, 59-40. The Aces c0untered by scoring 9 of the next 11 points to slice the lead to 12

Fourth Quarter (Seattle 97, Las Vegas 83)

The Aces climbed to within nine points. 82-73, but were unable to get any closer.

KEY STATS

It has been 428 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered.

Seattle made 50.7 percent of their shots, while the Aces connected on 43.8 percent of theirs.

Seattle made 12 of 27 three-pointers in the game, after making 1 of 4 in the first quarter. The Aces went 3 for 12 from long distance.

The Storm made 11 of 15 free throws while the Aces went 10 for 12.

Seattle out-rebounded Las Vegas 44-33.

The Aces only turned the ball over 6 times, while the Storm committed 11 miscues.

GAME NOTES

A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 31 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (24 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 79 times in her 82-game career. She has scored 20 or more points in 10 of her last 12 regular season games.

A’ja Wilson made the first three-pointer of her career.

Las Vegas’ 6 turnovers on the day tied for the fewest turnovers in a game since the team moved to Las Vegas.

Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 99th time in her career (16 points).

Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 45th time in her career (11 points).

Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 20th time in her career (12 points).

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas remains in Seattle for a Tuesday game on ESPN 2. Tip is slated for 7 pm PT.