Wilson is finding her groove offensively, and submitted last week her best two individual performances of the season — a 28-point outburst against the Washington Mystics and a 20-point game against the Dallas Wings — to garner Western Conference Player of the Week honors.
Aces reserve forward Dearica Hamby scored a career-high 27 points in an 86-68 victory over the Dallas Wings on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Aces acquired the 6-foot-8-inch All-Star from the Dallas Wings on May 16 for forward Isabelle Harrison, guard Moriah Jefferson and a first-round draft pick in 2020.
A’ja Wilson scored a season-high 28 points Thursday night, but the Aces struggled defensively and fell 95-72 to the Washington Mystics at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Aces are the league’s best defensive team after seven games, allowing 89.4 points per 100 possessions amid the fastest offensive pace, 102.2 possessions per game.
Christine Monjer, 34, oversees the WNBA team’s business operations and is a trusted confidant of Bill Laimbeer, the Aces’ president of basketball operations and coach.
The Las Vegas Aces rolled to a resounding 100-65 victory over the New York Liberty, whom they lost to Sunday.
The Las Vegas coach has implemented a halfcourt shooting contest at the end of game-day shootarounds, designed for his players to have fun before games and win money.
Kayla McBride scored 25 points Sunday, but the Aces shot 35.9 percent from the field and fell 88-78 to the New York Liberty in White Plains, New York.
The Aces bench continues to give the team a spark, with Dearica Hamby leading the way with averages of 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.
The Aces opened the game with a 19-2 run and coasted to a 92-69 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Thursday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Las Vegas, the preseason betting favorite to win the WNBA championship, has started the season 1-2 entering Thursday’s game at the Atlanta Dream.
The greatest of all college scorers and Aces guard Kelsey Plum struggled mightily in an 80-74 loss to Connecticut on Sunday, going 0-for 3 in 20 minutes of play for Las Vegas.
The Aces built a 10-point lead in the first half, but committed 14 turnovers in the second half and surrendered a 7-0 run late in the fourth quarter en route to a second consecutive loss.