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Aces win in a close matchup against the Dream

Las Vegas clinched another playoff berth after the New York Liberty loss to the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday, August, 25. Now, the Aces have now clinched their third straight playoff appearance.

To cap that off, Las Vegas recently downed the Atlanta Dream, 78-71.

Currently, the Aces (18-7) continue to sit at second place in the WNBA standings, one game behind the Connecticut Sun (18-6), and ahead of the third place Seattle Storm (18-8).

On Saturday, August 28, 2021 the Las Vegas Aces will be on the road to play against Indiana Fever at 10 am PT.

In a moving moment, Las Vegas made the move to play guard Angel McCoughtry.

It was believed she would miss the entire regular season with an ACL injury, but checked into the game with eight seconds left in the game.

That marked her first appearance in Atlanta since leaving the team in free agency in 2020.

Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer reached 300 wins in his WNBA coaching career after the win against the Dream.

The Aces are still having difficulties with possession basketball, committing 10 turnovers in the game.

Las Vegas struggled to make shots from deep, shooting 3-for-13 from the three-point line against the Dream, who made seven of their 23 attempts.

The paint was the “go to” for the Aces as they outscored the Dream 50-32.

Las Vegas had four players score in double figures against Atlanta led by forward A’ja Wilson and followed by center Liz Cambage, forward Dearica Hamby, and guard Jackie Young.

Wilson recorded 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists, notching her 13th double-double of the season and 33rd of her career.

Cambage tallied 17 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

Hamby was close to a double-double as she recorded 20 points and nine rebounds off-the-bench and shooting at 57%.

Young was also another player that was close to notching a double-double, falling one rebound short, recording 10 points and nine rebounds.

Although guard Kelsey Plum went scoreless for the game, she did most of the playmaking for the Aces. She recorded eight assists with zero turnovers.

That is the second most assists in a game for her this season.


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