Las Vegas Aces Become Target, Proving Their Elite Status
The defending champion Las Vegas Aces have become a target in the WNBA. Many may have thought winning their first championship was a fluke, and they have something to prove this year.
Well, if there was anything to prove regarding being a dominate team, the Aces have truly proved that. Winning their first seven games averaging over 90 points before losing their first game to the Connecticut Sun, who lost to the Aces in the 2022 WNBA championship in only four games.
The Aces are first in the WNBA in points per game, second in points allowed per game, and are outscoring opponents by an average of 16 points. They could end up winning more games than any WNBA team in the history of the league, according to Yahoo Sports.
These girls are firing on all cylinders collectively as well as individually, beating Indiana Fever and sweeping their season series. A’ja Wilson and Chelsea Gray combined scored 49 points. Wilson racked up 24 of those points on her own with 10 rebounds and you might as well add three steals, three blocked shots and three assist according to the game’s play-by-play and ESPN.
A’ja had 28 points when the Aces won 101-88 in their second match up and 27 earlier in the month. Kelsey Plum added 17 points and Jackie Young added 16.
The defending champions face fifth ranked New York Liberty on Thursday for the first time this season. New York will try to keep it’s five game road win streak alive as they come into the Michelob Ultra Arena. The Aces are undefeated at home with a 7-0 record.
According to WNBA.com “It’s not the first time they will have gone toe-to-toe as the Liberty fell 84-77 to the Aces in Las Vegas in the Aces’ lone preseason contest of the year on May 13.”
Heavy is the head who wears the crown! With the way the Aces are dominating the league right now, it’s no surprise that they have a target on their back. But if you ask me, I feel a repeat on the way. Las Vegas is Win City! Let’s go Aces.