GAME RECAP: Wilson, Cambage Help Aces Close Strong In, 85-78, Win Over Dallas

LAS VEGAS (June 13, 2021)—A’ja Wilson scored a game-high 28 points, and she and Liz Cambage combined to score the final 10 points of the day for Las Vegas as the Aces (8-3) pulled away late from the Dallas Wings (5-6) in an 85-78 victory.

Box Score/Video Highlights

KEY RUNS

First Quarter (Las Vegas 27, Dallas 22)

Las Vegas led by four, 18-14, and went on a 7-0 run to extend their lead to 11, 25-14. Dallas closed the period scoring 8 of the last 10 points.  Seven different players scored in the quarter for the Aces. Satou Sabally scored 10 points for the Wings to lead all scorers.

Second Quarter (Las Vegas 43, Dallas 41)

Dallas went on a 7-0 run early in the second to re-take the lead. The teams then traded the lead 6 times and were tied 3 times. Marina Mabrey scored 8 points to lead all scorers in the quarter.

Third Quarter (Las Vegas 65, Dallas 63)

Neither team led by more then 4 points in the period as they traded the lead 4 times, and were tied 4 times. A’ja Wilson scored 12 points in the quarter.

Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 85, Dallas 78)

A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage combined to score the Aces’ final 10 points as they turned a two-point advantage into a 10-point lead to put the game away.

KEY STATS

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Las Vegas held Dallas to 32.5 percent shooting from the field, which was the lowest percentage of the year for the Wings. The Aces made 46.9 percent of their field goal attempts.

Las Vegas held Dallas to 20.8 percent shooting (5 for 24) from three-point range, which was the lowest percentage of the year for the Wings. The Aces made 4 of 12 from long range.

Las Vegas came into the game averaging 11 TOs per game which opponents turned into an average of 12.6 points. On the day, the Aces committed 16 turnovers which Dallas flipped into 21 points. The Wings committed 11 miscues, which Las Vegas turned into 16 points

The Wings outscored Las Vegas 11-6 in second chance points.

Las Vegas outscored the Wings 42-32 in the paint.

GAME NOTES

A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 41 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (28 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 89 times in her 92-game career. She has also scored 20 or more points 5 times this year, and 45 times in her career.

Wilson added 14 rebounds for her 4th double-double of the season, and the 24th of her career. It was also her third straight double-double.

Kelsey Plum scoring in double figures for the 3rd time this season and the 46th time in her career (season-high 13 points)

Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 11th game this season, and the 109th time in her career (14 points).

NEXT OPPONENT

Las Vegas remains at home this week hosting the New York Liberty on Tuesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 17. Both games tip at 7 pm PT.