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Efficient Aces win 3rd of season against lowly Lynx – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2022-07-01 22:25:07 –

All five starters scored double digits as Las Vegas Aces defeated Minnesota Lynx in Minneapolis 91-85 on Friday night to stay at the top of the WNBA’s Western Conference.

Chelsea Gray hit 10 of the 12 shots from the field and scored 21 points at the pace of Las Vegas (15-5). Meanwhile, Kelsey Plum continued the breakout season with 18 points and 10 assists. Dearica Hamby added 16 points and A’ja Wilson scored a chip with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Jakelin Young finished with 10 points. To do this, the 1:19 corner 3 pointer left in the game refined the game clinching 14-5 spurt, which gave the ace an insurmountable 89-81 lead. Las Vegas sank 51.4% from the field and pulled 25 assists into 36 made baskets.

Rachel Banham got out of the bench and scored six three-pointers and scored the game’s highest 24 points in Minnesota (6-15). It fell 1-1 on a 6-game home stand. Moria Jefferson added 20 points and Sylvia Fowles hit 12 with a 6-7 shot, but not enough to prevent Lynx’s third defeat to Ace this season.

Minnesota took a short edge in the fourth quarter by converting 11 out of 25 3 points, eliminating the 13-point half-time deficit, but lost.

Las Vegas dominated most of the first half and used big runs each quarter to build a 46-33 half-time lead. Ace established a 15-2 advantage with a 3:29 mark in the first period with two foul shots by Plum before settling in the 19-13 margin going to the second quarter.

Minnesota hacked a 9-point deficit from 33-31 with Jefferson making a 12-foot can in the lane with 3:31 remaining, but Las Vegas was off at the final 3:17. Plum drilled the corner 3 pointer and started a 13-2 run where Young finished with 3 pointers.

However, Lynx moved in the second half of the third quarter. After Plum sank a foul shot, they dragged at 10 and they received a spark from Bangham.

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