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Aces Kelsey Plum Puts On A Show Against The Fever In A 88-69 Beat Down

Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

Las Vegas, NV—-Kelsey Plum’s 34-point performance powered the Aces to an 88-69 victory over the Indiana Fever, witnessed by 20,366 fans — the largest regular-season WNBA crowd since 1999.

A’ja Wilson poured in 28 points and nine rebounds, while Jackie Young added 15 points and 10 assists, and Kiah Stokes secured 12 rebounds. Plum, despite leading in scoring, praised Wilson’s consistent excellence postgame.

“You know she really averages 28 a game, like that’s just a normal day at the office,” said Plum, who has 3,002 points, good for 87th on the WNBA career list. “That’s absurd. You realize that, right? And everyone’s doubling and tripling and game-planning, and it really doesn’t matter. I think that we need to put into perspective. Just another night at the office, we take it for granted, but we’re watching one of the greatest players of all time in front of our eyes.”

The Aces utilized a 15-8 run to open the second quarter with Wilson scoring 10 points to open a 41-32 lead. That’s when Clark scored her first bucket of the contest, getting the Fever within seven points. Vegas went into the break with a 46-37 lead.

Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

“I think we missed quite a few shots that we usually make,” Clark said. “It’s tough to beat a team like this not being able to score the ball at the rate they did. … There were moments where we played really good basketball, our third quarter was really great and we come out in the fourth and we didn’t start well at all and the game was kind of over from there.”

Mitchell led Indiana with 23 points, while Clark finished with 13 points and 11 assists. Boston chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds, and NaLyssa Smith grabbed 14 boards for Indiana.

Clark struggled from the hardwood in the first 20 minutes, making just 1 of 7 from the floor, including going 0 for 4 from downtown.

Indiana’s trio of Kelsey Mitchell, Aliyah Boston, and Caitlin Clark combined for 54 points, with all three named to the upcoming WNBA All-Star team.


Fever: Plays New York on Saturday.

Aces: Plays Washington on Thursday