LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chelsea Grey scored 15 of her 21 factors after the third quarter, together with a go-ahead jumper with 10.6 seconds left and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 95-92 in additional time on Sunday in a Commissioner’s Cup recreation.
Grey had 5 factors within the ultimate seconds and completed with seven assists. A’ja Wilson led Las Vegas (11-4) with 22 factors and 11 rebounds and Kelsey Plum added 15 factors. Jackie Younger and Riquna Williams — who made 4 of 6 from 3-point vary — scored 12 factors apiece.
Breanna Stewart had 35 factors, 11 rebounds and three blocks for Seattle (12-4). Mercedes Russell tied her season highs with 12 factors and 11 boards.
Russell, a profession 62% foul shooter, made two free throws to offer Seattle a 90-88 lead with 1:05 to play however Grey transformed a three-point play to offer the Aces a one-point lead about 50 seconds later. Stewart made two free throws to make it 92-91 with 21.4 seconds left earlier than Grey’s jumper put Las Vegas within the lead for good.
Stewart missed a contested turn-around jumper that went out of bounds and was initially dominated Seattle basketball with 1.8 seconds left in regulation. The Storm, which was out of timeouts, was ready to make use of the time throughout a video evaluation that confirmed their possession to attract up a play however Liz Cambage deflected the inbounds cross, giving Seattle one other likelihood with 0.5 seconds to go however Stewart missed one other potential profitable shot on the buzzer.
The WNBA-leading Storm have a half-game lead over Las Vegas — which gained the common season sequence 2-1 — within the league standings and, at 5-1, lead the Aces by one recreation within the Western Convention’s Commissioner’s Cup standings.
Every workforce performs 10 Commissioner’s Cup video games, ending on July 10, with the highest workforce from every convention enjoying a championship recreation in August for the cup title and a prize totaling roughly $500,000.
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