Aces Come up Short as Storm Win Fourth WNBA Championship
Palmetto, FL - The Las Vegas Aces got 18 points from 2020 MVP A'ja Wilson, Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to stave off elimination, as the Seattle Storm won its fourth WNBA Championship with a 92-59 victory.
First Quarter (Seattle 23, Las Vegas 21)
Las Vegas scored the first 7 points of the game and 11 of the first 13. The Aces still led by five, 21-16, with 2:01 to go in the first, but the Storm closed out the quarter by scoring 7 straight.
Second Quarter (Seattle 43, Las Vegas 34)
The Storm scored the first 4 points of the second quarter to extend their run to 11-0, and lead by 6, 27-21. The Aces missed their first 4 shots of the second quarter, and closed out the first by missing 6 of 7.
It was still a two point Seattle lead, 33-31, with 4:29 to go in the half, when the Storm rattled off 9 straight to push their lead to 11, 42-31.
A'ja Wilson took just one shot in the second half.
Third Quarter (Seattle 75, Las Vegas 48)
The Storm opened up the third quarter on a 12-2 run.
Fourth Quarter (Seattle 92, Las Vegas 59)
The Aces bench scored 15 and committed 13 turnovers. The Storm bench scored 27 points.
Las Vegas committed 19 turnovers which Seattle turned into 18 points, while the Storm committed 8 turnovers that the Aces flipped into 6 points.
After taking just 5 free throws on Game 2, Las Vegas took 18 in Game 3, making 13.
The Storm made 47.5 percent of their field goal attempts, while the Aces made 34.4 percent of theirs.
A'ja Wilson scored in double figures in every game this season (22 regular season and 8 postseason games).
Las Vegas' bench, which led the league in scoring in the regular season with 35.0 points per game, was held to 15 (Dearica Hamby injured, Danielle Robinson moved into the starting lineup).
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