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Aces reverse fortune, beat Storm 95-92 in overtime

Las Vegas Aces’ guard Chelsea Gray hit the game-winning jumper in an overtime contest against the Seattle Storm Sunday at home, 95-9

The win sent the series between the Aces and the Storm to 2-1 in favor of the Aces.

Las Vegas (11-4) will have a few days off until they square off against the Los Angeles Sparks (6-8) on the road Wednesday, June 30.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

The Aces continue to sit at number two in the WNBA according to the regular season standings, sitting behind the defending champion Seattle Storm.

Four out of the five starters scored in double-digits, with five accomplishing the feat overall.

Aces’ A’ja Wislon recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Gray recorded 21 points and seven assists, scoring five points in the final seconds of overtime.

She also scored the last four points of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Guards Jackie Young and Riquna Williams recorded 12 points apiece. Young also tallied four rebounds and three assists.

Guard Kelsey Plum recorded 15 points in 28 minutes coming off-the-bench.

“[Head coach] Bill [Laimbeer] asked me what play do you want to run, I chose pick and roll cause I knew they were going to switch to A’ja and I got what I wanted and took the shot,” Gray said after the game.

“Gray was the piece that we needed,” Wilson said. “She is our point guard, our leader and that is what she is here for, she is needed here.”

Laimbeer feels the team will know their identity by all-star break for the crucial push for playoffs.

The Aces had difficulties trying to stop Storm’s forward Breanna Stewart, who posted a double-double with 35 points and 11 rebounds.


In other news, Las Vegas has the most players from one team competing in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Both Wilson and Gray made the Team USA roster.

Center Liz Cambage will be on team Australia rosters, while center Park Ji-Su will play for South Korea.

Lastly, Kelsey Plum is still participating for the Team USA 3-on-3 team.

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