As the WNBA regular season winds down the Las Vegas Aces have a big game tonight against Minnesota at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay at 6pm. Including tonight’s game there are four games left in the regular season and the first place Aces are a game and a half ahead of Minnesota in the Western Conference and are holding on to the number two spot overall as the playoffs approach.
The number one and two overall seeds for the playoffs get a double bye. Connecticut has the best record in the league at 21-6 and are two games ahead of Vegas in the loss column.
The Aces lost to Chicago on Sunday making tonight’s game critical if they want to hold on to their position. Vegas will be without center Liz Cambage who tested positive for Covid last week and is in the league’s health and safety protocol. Forward Dearica Hamby is recovering from an ankle injury and may or may not play tonight according to head coach Bill Laimbeer.
Minnesota has already beaten Vegas twice this season so the Lynx already hold the tiebreaker, making this game essentially a must win for the Aces.
After tonight, the Aces play their final home game of the regular season on Monday, Sept. 13 vs. Dallas before wrapping up the season with road games against Chicago and Phoenix.