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Young And Wilson Lifts The Aces Pass The Sparks 89-82

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Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

Las Vegas, NV—Jackie Young and A’ja Wilson led the Aces to an 89-82 win against the Los Angeles Sparks. Young showcased her skills with 22 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds, while Wilson contributed 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Young made 8 out of 18 shots, with 4 out of 9 from downtown, while also contributing 11 assists and six boards for the Aces, who are the two-time defending champions and currently have a 2-0 record for the season. Wilson’s performance included 9 successful shots out of 20, a 3-pointer, 10 rebounds, and three swipes. Plum drained three 3-pointers, scored 17 points, and provided five assists and three steals. Clark scored 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

Kelsey Plum also shined with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. For the Sparks, Dearica Hamby led the scoring with 29 points, supported by Lexie Brown with 16 points and contributions from Kia Nurse and Rickea Jackson.

Photo Credit: Elvin L. Anderson Jr.

The Aces led by as many as 12 on three occasions in a 29-point third quarter, taking a 71-59 advantage.

The attendance mark of 10, 286 is the fourth-largest crowd for an Aces game at Michelob Ultra Arena. Las Vegas’ most attended home game since the team’s arrival in the Sports & Entertainment Capital of the World is 17,406 at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 10, 2023, against Phoenix.

Despite a strong start from the Sparks, the Aces dominated with a 15-0 run in the second quarter, securing their lead and ultimately the victory. Las Vegas now prepares to face the Phoenix Mercury again, while Los Angeles will take on the Washington Mystics at home.