Aces Steal Top Playoff Spot After Win Over the Sky | SLAM


The Las Vegas Aces won their third straight game to take over the top WNBA playoff spot after beating the Chicago Sky, 89-78. The Thursday night win also gave Vegas their franchise record 25th win over the season.

The Aces were led by Kelsey Plum (25 points on four triples) and Jackie Young, who contributed 22 points, including 16 in the third quarter. A’ja Wilson and Riquana Williams followed up with 12 points apiece.

Kahleah Copper scored a career-high 28 points to lead Chicago, the second time she’s done so in her career. Candace Parker followed up with 15 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists, while Emma Meesseman scored 14 to round out Chicago’s leading scorers.

Heading into the final game of the season, Las Vegas and Chicago have identical 25-10 records, but the Aces hold the tiebreaker in the race for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Aces end the regular season on Sunday with a home game against the Storm. The Chicago Sky will take on the Mercury on the road this coming Sunday.

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