History has it’s way of repeating itself, and the Las Vegas Aces have calmed the storm Again. But this time with a statement. With 2022 first team selection Kelsey Plum, WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, Most Improved Player Jackie Young, and the defending champions Las Vegas Aces visit four time WNBA All Star Jewell Loyd and the Seattle Storm in a rematch of their nail biting 2022 WNBA Semifinals series. Without head coach Becky Hammon on the sideline due to her 2 game suspension, The Aces still embarrassed the Storm 105 to 64. The 41-point victory set a league record for the opening day margin of victory.
A’ja Wilson finished the game with 13 points (6 of 13 from the field) and 13 rebounds. This was Wilson’s 55th double-double of her career, which is the most in Aces’ franchise history and second most in the league since she entered the WNBA in 2018.
Two time MVP Candace Parker contributed 12 points, five rebounds, and three blocks. It was Kelsey Plum (8-of-16 from the field and 3 for 5 behind the arc) and Jackie Young (8 of 13 from the field, 3-for-4 behind the arc) who led the way, with both scoring 23 points. Plum added five rebounds and five assists, while Young had five rebounds and three assists.
The Aces are heading to Los Angeles, Calif, to face the Sparks, And according to aces.wnba Becky Hammon is due to return on May 27th in a huge home opener games against the Sparks.
According to nba.com “Brittney Griner marked an immediate impact in her 1st WNBA regular season game since being jailed in Russia.” 18 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots and she’s looking stronger than ever.
The WNBA tipped off It’s 27th season on Friday May, 19th with each of the 12 teams scheduled to play 40 games this year, the largest schedule in the history of the league.
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