LAS VEGAS (May 19, 2022)—The Las Vegas Aces (5-1) led wire-to-wire Thursday evening, improving to 5-1 on the year thanks to a 93-87 victory over visiting Minnesota (1-5).
First Quarter (Las Vegas 26, Minnesota 25)
The Aces opened the game on an 11-2 run, making all 4 of their shots including 3 three-pointers. Las Vegas made its first 9 shots of the game which tied a franchise record. The Lynx closed the quarter on an 8-1 run.
Second Quarter (Las Vegas 54, Minnesota 43)
Las Vegas scored 9 of the first 10 points of the second quarter.
Third Quarter (Las Vegas 70, Minnesota 66)
The Lynx outscored the Aces 10-4 to start the second half. The Aces still led 70-59 with 2:34 to go in the period, but the Lynx closed out with a 7-0 run.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 93, Minnesota 87)
The Lynx hit the first bucket of the fourth to close to within one, 70-69. Las Vegas countered with six straight to go back up 7.
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Las Vegas went 9 for 27 from three-point range, while Minnesota went 6 for 21.
The Aces held Kayla McBride scoreless.
The Lynx outscored the Aces 40-34 in the paint
The Aces made 22 of 29 free throws while Minnesota made 19 of 22
The Lynx committed 12 turnovers which the Aces flipped into 22 points. Las Vegas made 11 miscues, which Minnesota turned into 18 points.
Riquna Williams missed the game with a left foot strain
Dearica Hamby scored in double figures for the 8th straight game and the 103rd time in her career (14 points). She also scored the 2,000th point of her career. She added 12 rebounds, and now has 3 double-doubles on the season, and 22 for her career
A’ja Wilson scored in double figures for the 6th time this season and the 114th time in her 119-game career (17 points). She narrowly missed out on her 5th double-double of the season finishing with 9 rebounds.
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 8th straight game and the 46th time in her career, finishing with a season-high 25 points.
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 13th straight game and the 70th time in her career (14 points).
Chelsea Gray scored in double figures for the 5th time this season and the 142nd time in her carer (17 points).
The Aces made their first 9 shots of the game tying the franchise record for most consecutive made shots to start a game. The WNBA record is 11.
The Aces remain at home for a Saturday, May 21 game vs. the Phoenix Mercury. Tip at Michelob ULTRA Arena is at 12 pm PT on ABC.