Aces’ duo, Wilson & Hamby dominate Fever in blowout win
The Las Vegas Aces dominated the Indiana Fever, 113-77, on Friday, May 28, as they continue to find their chemistry with each other on the floor.
Las Vegas (4-2) will square off against Indiana (1-6) in a road trip matchup on Sunday, May 30 at 3 p.m.
Former Aces guard Danielle Robinson made her return to Las Vegas for the first time against her old teammates when they put the league on notice in the WNBA finals.
Robinson was unable to put on a show in her welcome back to Vegas game with the Aces knowing her every move, she recorded eight points and four assists.
The addition of guard Chelsea Gray has paid dividends opening the floor for the Aces. They can now spread the floor with her playmaking, creating lanes that were not open in the previous season. Gray has been referred to as the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson across the league the way she passes the ball and runs the floor.
Gray recorded a double-double with 12 assists and 19 points making sure that all of her teammates were involved on the night.
Las Vegas can seemingly be viewed as the best scoring efficiency team as they have now scored the most points in the WNBA this season against one of the bottom tier teams.
The Aces controlled the tempo of the whole duration of the game. They almost could not miss from the field shooting 55% and 47% from the three-point line.
Las Vegas put on a clinic against Indiana, having six people score in double figures.
Forward A’Ja Wilson recorded 23 points and three rebounds while center Liz Cambage recorded 12 points and seven rebounds.
Guard Jackie Young with 10 points and three assists, and guard Riquna Williams with 18 points and six rebounds. Lasty, a potential sixth woman of the year candidate again, Dearica Hamby recorded 25 points and five rebounds coming off the bench.
The Aces were taking advantage of the pick and roll against the Fever due to their small size and inefficiency of closing down the post against Cambage, Wilson and Hamby.
Defensively, the Aces wreaked havoc forcing the fever to commit 20 turnovers. Las Vegas was not done there, they contested every shot that Indiana took forcing them to shoot 39% from the field and 25% from the three-point line.
During the first half the biggest lead for the Aces was 29 points, however, just before halftime the Fever cut into the lead to make it a 12 point game.
The second half became a different story, Vegas stepped its defense and offense up to close out Indiana.
In the fourth quarter the Aces had the biggest lead of the game at 39 points putting the Fever away for good.