Aces’ Cambage makes history and headlines in 72-65 loss to Sun
The Las Vegas Aces (2-2) were outmatched physically against the apparent best team in the WNBA, Connecticut Suns (5-0), losing 72-65 on Sunday, May 23.
Connecticut now moves up to the number one spot in the power rankings, while the Aces drop down to number five.
Vegas will be on the road next to face the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday, May 26.
The Sun clogged the paint against the Aces to force them to make shots that they normally would not consider taking.
Connecticut out rebounded Las Vegas, 44-26 and forced it into 14 turnovers on the night.
The Aces were only able to record one offensive rebound, limiting them in attempts for second chance points.
Vegas has struggled from the three-point line this season only four games in, which may prevent them from being a complete powerhouse.
In the game against the Sun they shot 40% from the field and 31% from the three-point line.
Despite the Aces not attempting more jumpshots, they had four players score in double-figures.
Forward A’Ja Wilson recorded 14 points and seven rebounds, while center Liz Cambage with 10 points and also seven rebounds.
During the game, Cambage made history by reaching 2,000 career points.
That is not all that Cambage did, she went to her Instagram following the game, revealing a comment made by Connecticut Sun head coach, Curt Miller, about her weight during the game in hopes of getting a favorable call.
According to Cambage, Miller’s comment to the referee was “C’mon, she’s 300 pounds.”
On her Instagram story, Cambage corrected him, “I’m 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds because I just weighed myself so I can be right and have all the facts.”
She continued, "I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little white one. Don't ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league."
Miller released a statement on his comment about Cambage on Monday morning.
"I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage's height and weight. I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this," Miller said.
Miller will be fined 10,000 dollars and will be suspended for one game. That game will be against the Seattle Storm on Tuesday May, 25.