Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 9, 2022 1:25 am

Aces use balanced attack to top Storm

A’ja Wilson and Dearica Hamby had double-doubles and Kelsey Plum scored 14 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Las Vegas Aces won their home opener by defeating the Seattle Storm 85-74 on Sunday night.

Wilson had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Hamby had 10 points and 19 rebounds. Jackie Young scored 19 points and Chelsea Gray had 12. Plum led the way as the Aces outscored the Storm 27-15 in the fourth quarter.

Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Jewell Loyd had 19 and Epiphanny Prince 11 for Seattle.

Plum made a 3-pointer and a layup and Wilson added a layup to give the Aces a 68-61 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Loyd sank a 3-pointer to end Seattle’s scoring drought, but Plum scored five points as the Aces increased the lead to 76-66 midway through the quarter.

The Storm scored six straight to get within four points with 3:12 left, but Las Vegas scored the next four points while Seattle didn’t score for nearly two minutes.

Plum made two baskets and assisted on Gray’s 3-pointer to seal the victory.

Sue Bird made a 3-pointer and Stewart drained two 3s early in the third quarter as the Storm closed within 47-44.

Wilson answered with a 3-pointer, but Briann January and Stephanie Talbot each made a 3-pointer to help Seattle pull even at 52.

The score was tied again at 55 and 57 before Prince’s jumper gave the Storm a 59-58 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Hamby scored four points during a 10-0 run that gave Las Vegas a 16-7 lead.

Stewart’s triple ended the run, but the Aces rebuilt the lead to 12 points.

Prince converted a four-point play to pull Seattle within 26-18 at the end of the first quarter.

The Storm pulled within five points on three occasions before Young’s 3-pointer helped Las Vegas take a 39-33 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Sep 24, 2022 9:43 pm

Reports: Cavaliers sign F Dean Wade to three-year, $18.5M extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million extension with forward Dean Wade, multiple outlets reported on Saturday. Wade will reportedly receive $16.5 million guaranteed with another $2 million…

Sep 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Spurs F Keldon Johnson (shoulder) to miss preseason

San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the start of training camp. The Spurs said Saturday that Johnson is expected to be ready when…

Sep 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Pelicans’ CJ McCollum agrees to 2-year, $64M extension

New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that spans through the 2025-26 season, his representation Excel Sports told ESPN on Saturday. McCollum, 31,…

More Basketball News

Sep 24, 2022 9:43 pm

Reports: Cavaliers sign F Dean Wade to three-year, $18.5M extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million extension with forward Dean Wade, multiple outlets reported on Saturday. Wade will reportedly receive $16.5 million guaranteed with another $2 million…

Sep 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Spurs F Keldon Johnson (shoulder) to miss preseason

Sep 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Pelicans’ CJ McCollum agrees to 2-year, $64M extension

Sep 23, 2022 4:01 pm

Celtics’ Robert Williams out 8-12 weeks after knee surgery

Sep 23, 2022 2:30 pm

Spurs add former WNBA star Candice Dupree to staff

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds