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Vegas Aces Beats The Indiana Fever To Close Out The Three Game Series

Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

Las Vegas— A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Chelsea Gray have been the driving force for the Vegas Aces success this year. Saturday night, the Aces beat the Indiana Fever 101-88 and turned around Monday night to defeat the Fever again 88-80 to sweep the season series 3-0.

Wilson has been a thorn in the Fever rear end, she scored 24 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks along with three assists in Monday’s night contest. She poured in 28 points when Vegas won 101-88 on Saturday and 27 in an 84-80 victory earlier in the month.

Kelsey Plum chipped 17 points for the Aces (13-1) and Jackie Young, who was named to the All-Star team earlier had 16.

Vegas came into the contest averaging 92.5 points per game this season — third-most in WNBA history — and topped the 100-point plateau for the second time this season. They have scored at least 90 points in 11 of 13 games.

Aliyah Boston, the sixth rookie named all-star starter, and Erica Wheeler both chipped in 20 points for the Fever (5-9), Kelsey Mitchell scored 14 and Nalyssa Smith 13. Boston and Smith both had 14 boards.

Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

Gray scored 25 points on her bobblehead night. She also dished out five assists to reach 1,300 for her career.

Plum drained a deep trey halfway in the fourth quarter to give the Aces a 74-64 lead but Kristy Wallace and Wheeler had back-to-back 3s for Indiana to inch closer.

Wheeler’s driving layup gave Indiana a 78-77 lead with 2:27 left in the game, Gray answered quickly with a pair jumpers  on the elbow— the game had 19th lead changes  with 12 ties — and an 81-78. Plum sealed the contest with a 3-pointer with 1:06 left in the game —then Gray made four free throws.

“It was a tough game, an ugly game in a lot of areas,” Aces coach Becky Hammon said. “They’re not all going to be pretty, so I kind of like those games that test your toughness, test your togetherness.”


The Aces will play the NY Liberty Thursday night for 10:00 P.M. start time.