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Aces miss opportunity to take over first place in loss to Sun

On Tuesday, August 24, the Las Vegas Aces (17-7) were swept by the Connecticut Sun (18-6) after a 14-point loss, 76-62.

The loss to Connecticut kept Las Vegas second in the WNBA standings but still leads the Western division just one game ahead of the Seattle Storm.

The Aces next game will be on the road against Atlanta Dream, Thursday, August 26 for a 4 pm PT tip off.

Aces’ forward A’ja Wilson was unable to keep her double-digit performance streak as the Suns snapped the streak keeping Wilson at four points, which is her career low.

The streak was snapped at 53 straight performances.

Wilson’s full stat line in 29 minutes was four points, five rebounds and two assists.

Las Vegas had difficulties taking care of the basketball as it committed 14 turnovers as Connecticut turned them into 26 points.

Second chance points were in favor of the Sun as well, 11-3.

The Aces were unable to slow down their opponent, as Connecticut shot 44.8 percent from the field while Las Vegas shot 39.7 percent.

That marks the fourth time all year that Las Vegas has been held below 40 percent shooting from the field.

Three out of five games that the Aces have been held below 70 points have been against the Suns. Sixty-two points was the team’s lowest points scored all year.

Only three Aces were able to score in double figures in the game, guard Chelsea Gray, center Liz Cambage and forward Dearica Hamby.

Gray recorded 15 points which makes it the 14th time this season she’s scored in double figures and the 132nd time in her career.

Cambage recorded 13 points making it her 21st time in the season and 119th time in her career.

Hamby posted 13 points, making it her 13th time this season and 94th in her career.

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