Aces lose 90-89 in overtime to the Lynx
The Las Vegas Aces lost 90-89 in an overtime thriller on the road against the Minnesota Lynx, Friday, June 29.
The loss to the Lynx snapped a five-game winning streak for the Aces.
Las Vegas (10-4) will have one day of practice until it squares off against the Seattle Storm, currently at (12-3), in a home matchup on Sunday, June 27, at 1 p.m.
The defending-champion Storm have split the first two meetings this year with the Aces.
Las Vegas is the best in the league in terms of scoring efficiency. Offensively, they average 96.1 points per game and defensively, they allow 81 points per game.
Overall, the Aces continue to sit at number two in the WNBA according to the regular season standings, sitting behind the defending champions, Seattle Storm.
Las Vegas’ center Liz Cambage showed why she is one of the best bigs in the league, recording 18 points and hauling in 20 rebounds.
Forward A’ja Wilson is still producing MVP numbers putting up 28 points and pulling in 14 rebounds.
Wilson is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds per game this season.
Cambage and Wilson are continuing to show signs of potentially being one of the best frontcourt duos in the league.
This was the first game against former Aces guard Kayla McBride, who recorded nine points and four rebounds in a winning effort.
Las Vegas had difficulties trying to stop Lynx’s guard Layshia Clarendon, center Sylvia Fowles and forward Napheesa Collier.
Clarendon recorded 20 points and seven assists while Fowles posted a double-double with 30 points and 14 rebounds.
Collier almost notched a triple double with 23 points,10 rebounds and eight assists.
The Aces are still learning how to play together with a reformed roster.
The team was just a few possessions away from closing the game out on its own terms but turned the ball over in a key moment.
Heading into overtime, Las Vegas showed resilience until the end when the newly profound leader of the team, Chelsea Gray, committed the turnover on a pass that could’ve changed the complexion of the game.
Four players scored in double-figures for Vegas; however only two of the five starters reached the plateau.