The Aces surrendered a 13-0 run early in the fourth quarter and a 6-0 run late en route to an 86-84 loss Friday night at the Phoenix Mercury.
Liz Gambage, who has been dealing with Achilles tendinitis since the WNBA offseason, will play her first game with the Las Vegas Aces on Friday at Phoenix.
Coach Bill Laimbeer has been impressed with the guard’s maturity and patience as she adjusts to the speed and pace of the WNBA. Young scored eight points in her debut.
The 32-year-old forward started 25 of 33 games last season, but was moved to the bench to make room in the starting lineup for No. 1 overall pick Jackie Young.
The only mother on the Las Vegas roster, backup post player Dearica Hamby came up big Sunday in helping the Aces beat the Sparks 83-70 in the season opener for both teams.
The Aces cruised to an 83-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in their season opener Sunday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Recent Las Vegas Aces acquisition Sugar Rodgers has overcome a humble upbringing and family tragedy, hardship and incarceration to become a WNBA All-Star.
The 6-foot-8-inch center suffered Achilles tendinitis during the WNBA’s offseason and has been working her way back slowly since joining the team last week.
The Las Vegas players were the past three No. 1 overall picks in the WNBA draft. The three, along with Kayla McBride and Liz Cambage, comprise the team’s nucleus.
The team opens its second season in Las Vegas as the betting favorite to win the WNBA championship. Here are five games to watch that could determine its fate.