LAS VEGAS (June 27, 2021)—A’ja Wilson posted a 22-point, 11-rebound double-double, while Chelsea Gray scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Aces (11-4) to a 95-92 overtime win over front-running Seattle (12-4). The victory gives Las Vegas the tie-breaker over the Storm, and pulls them to within a half-game of Seattle.
First Quarter (Seattle 21, Las Vegas 16)
The Aces led by two, 10-8, with 4:21 to go in the period, but Seattle scored seven straight to go up five, 15-10. Breanna Stewart led all scorer’s with 11 as the Storm outscored the Aces 6-0 in second chance points, and 12-6 in the paint. Seattle outrebounded Las Vegas 17-6 in the quarter.
Second Quarter (Seattle 42, Las Vegas 37)
The Storm lead vacillated between 2 and 9 points throughout the quarter. The Aces forced 7 Seattle turnovers in the period, turning them into 11 points.
Third Quarter (Seattle 65, Las Vegas 58)
A 7-0 Las Vegas run helped the Aces slice a 9-point Storm advantage to two, 55-53, but Seattle scored 10 of the final 15 points of the quarter. Breanna Stewart scored a game-high 10 points in the period.
Fourth Quarter (Las Vegas 84, Seattle 84)
A 9-2 Aces run midway through the quarter turned a six-point Storm edge into a one-point Las Vegas lead. There were 5 lead changes and two ties the rest of the way in regulation. Chelsea Gray scored 10 points and handed out a pair of assists in the quarter.
First Overtime Period (Las Vegas 95, Seattle 92)
The Aces made 4 of 9 shots in the extra period, while Seattle made 2 of 8. Chelsea Gray scored a game-high five points in overtime, including a 19-footer with 10 seconds remaining that put the Aces on top for good.
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The Aces forced Seattle into 16 turnovers flipping them into 22 points, while the Storm caused Las Vegas to commit 12 miscues, turning them into 13 points.
The Aces made 19 of 23 free throws, while Seattle made 8 of 9.
Seattle made 46.3 percent of its shots from the field (38 for 82), while the Aces made 43.8 percent of theirs (35 for 80).
The Aces made 6 of 11 shots from long range, while Seattle went 8 for 26.
A’ja Wilson has scored in double figures in 45 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2019 season (22 points tonight). She has scored in double figures 93 times in her 96-game career. Is was also her 6th time scoring 20 or more points this year, and the 46th of her career.
Wilson added 11 rebounds for her 6th double-double of the year and the 26th of her career.
Chelsea Gray scored a season-high 21 points, reaching double figures for the 10th time this season, and the 128th time in her career.
Kelsey Plum scored in double figures for the 7th time this season, and the 51st time in her career (15 points).
Jackie Young scored in double figures for the 10th time this season, and the 29th time in her career (12 points).
Riquna Williams scored in double figures for the 6th time this season, and the 106th time in her career (12 points).
Las Vegas heads back out on the road this week for a pair of games in Los Angeles—Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30 pm PT, and Friday, July 2 at 7 pm.