The Aces were the No. 1 seed for the playoffs despite shooting by far the fewest 3-pointers in the regular season at 254. They made 93, the only team that hit fewer than 100.
A’ja Wilson finished with a career playoff-high 29 points, seven rebounds and a franchise-record seven blocked shots in an 83-75 win that tied the WNBA semifinal series.
The top-seeded Aces will look to bounce back from a lackluster 87-62 loss to the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals.
The top-seeded Aces were sluggish in an 87-62 loss to the Connecticut Sun in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals. Jasmine Thomas led the Sun with 31 points.
The Aces’ Dearica Hamby was named the Sixth Woman of the Year for the second straight season, and general manager Dan Padover was selected Executive of the Year.
The Aces received a double bye into the semifinals after earning the No. 1 seed and will meet the No. 7 Connecticut Sun in a best-of-five series beginning Sunday.
The Aces will open their best-of-five WNBA semifinal series against the Connecticut Sun at 10 a.m. Sunday, a week after they ended the regular season.
Forward A’ja Wilson led the Aces to an 18-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs with 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
A’ja Wilson took her game to another level this season, earning her The Associated Press WNBA player of the year honors.
A’ja Wilson and Dearica Hamby scored 23 points apiece, and the Aces closed the regular season with three wins in four days to grab the No. 1 seed.