Sabrina Ionescu returned to the New York Liberty lineup, however it didn’t make a distinction on this one.
Kelsey Plum scored 18 factors and A’ja Wilson added 17 because the Las Vegas Aces continued their dominance over the Liberty with a 103-76 house victory Thursday.
Chelsea Grey had 15 factors for Las Vegas, whereas Liz Cambage had 13 factors and 9 rebounds because the Aces received their fifth consecutive recreation. Three of these victories got here towards the Liberty to finish the season collection between the groups in a span of 15 days.
Ionescu, the Liberty’s third-leading scorer, got here off the bench after lacking the final two video games with an ankle harm. She scored one level on 0-of-5 taking pictures from the sphere in quarter-hour.
Las Vegas (10-3) has received eight of its previous 9 video games general.
Betnijah Laney scored 20 factors and Reshanda Grey added 17 because the Liberty (6-6) misplaced for the fifth time of their final six video games after opening the season 5-1. Rebecca Allen scored 14 factors for New York, which is 1-3 on a five-game street journey that ends Sunday at Los Angeles.
Riquna Williams scored all 11 of her factors for Las Vegas in a 1:25 stretch of the second quarter to show a 26-21 lead right into a 37-23 benefit. The Aces have been by no means threatened from there, taking a 55-34 lead into halftime on 19-for-39 taking pictures (48.7 %) within the first two quarters.
The Aces pushed their result in 75-50 on a pair of free throws from Wilson with 2:42 remaining within the third quarter and had an 80-57 benefit at first of the fourth quarter. Las Vegas improved to 6-1 at house.
Plum led the Aces in scoring one recreation after scoring a career-best 32 factors towards the Liberty on Tuesday. With the sport in hand early, Cambage performed simply seven minutes for Las Vegas within the second half.
The Aces outrebounded the Liberty 52-36 whereas holding the Liberty to 31.3 % taking pictures from the sphere. Las Vegas made 44.2 % of its field-goal makes an attempt.