UNCASVILLE, CT (August 5, 2018)—Las Vegas’s postseason hopes to another hit Sunday afternoon as the Aces dropped a 109-88 road decision to the Connecticut Sun. They are now two games behind Dallas in the race for the eighth playoff spot, pending the outcome of the Wings home game against Washington tonight. Dallas was trailing Washington 43-38 at the half at press time.
Las Vegas led 8-6 with just under three minutes gone in the first quarter, but the Sun scored the next eight points to take a lead they would never relinquish. Connecticut would go on to lead by eight at the end of the first quarter, 15 at the intermission, and by as many as 23 in the second half. The closest the Aces got after the break was 10.
Connecticut connected on 59.7 percent of its shots, including 64.9 percent through three quarters, compared to 50.7 percent for the Aces
The Sun outrebounded the Aces, 35-26.
Connecticut’s bench outscored the Aces’ bench 41-15.
A’ja Wilson (24 points) scored in double figures for the 27th straight game to start her WNBA career, which is a franchise record. She also topped the 20-point plateau for the 16th time this year.
Kayla McBride (17 points) scored in double figures for the 24th time this season, and the 23rd consecutive game.
Kelsey Plum (21 points) scored in double figures for the ninth time this season, and recorded a season high.
The 33 points scored by the Sun in the first quarter were the second most allowed by the Aces in a first quarter this season (38 at Seattle, May 31)
The 64 points allowed buy the Aces in the first half are the most they have allowed this season (60 at Seattle, May 31).
Las Vegas gave up a franchise record 109 points. It is the fifth time this season they have allowed an opponent to score more than 100 points in a game which is the most in franchise history.