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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 06: Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas Aces celebrates after a three-point shot over Megan Walker #2 of the Phoenix Mercury during the second half in Game Four of the 2021 WNBA semifinals at Footprint Center on October 06, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Aces defeated the Mercury 93-76. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Aces played a superb game and beat Phoenix 93-76 on Wednesday night in Phoenix to tie their semifinal playoff series at 2-2 and force a decisive game five, which will be on Friday at 6pm at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay.

Aces point guard Chelsea Gray led all scorers with 22 points and dished out six assists and Kelsey Plum added 20 points off the bench with six assists as well. Riquana Williams scored 17 points and A’ja Wilson tallied 15 points and 17 rebounds.

The Aces led 49-46 at halftime and broke the game open with an amazing 24-0 third quarter run. Vegas outscored Phoenix 29-11 in the third quarter. Vegas focused its’ interior defense on holding Mercury center Brittney Griner in check and held her to 13 points 6-of-19 shooting.

The series now returns to Vegas for game five on Friday with the winner advancing to the WNBA championship.

In the other semifinal series Candace Parker helped Chicago eliminate number one seed Connecticut with a 79-69 win on Wednesday night. Chicago won the series 3-1.

 

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.