After a slow start to her pro career, the No. 1 overall draft pick is becoming a key contributor as the franchise prepares for its first playoff berth since 2014.
Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Las Vegas (17-9).
The WNBA playoffs are still a month away, but every game is crucial for the Aces — who at 16-9 are still contenting for a top-two seed and its corresponding double bye into the semifinals.
Plum didn’t score Friday in an 87-74 loss to the Chicago Sky, but bounced back with 16 crucial points — including nine in the first quarter — in an 89-81 victory over the Connecticut Sun before an announced crowd of 4,633 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
In the essay, entitled “DNP — Mental Health,” the 27-year-old Cambage writes that’s she’s “battled mental health problems” for about half of her life, and detailed issues with substance abuse and the pursuit of sobriety.
The 12 WNBA teams will be included in the newest release of the game for the first time. They will be available for use in Play Now and Season modes.
Liz Cambage scored a season-high 28 points, but the Aces struggled to execute in the fourth quarter and lost to the Sky on Friday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The WNBA team said that while announced attendance is down 16 percent from last season, actual attendance has increased in the franchise’s second year in Las Vegas.
The WNBA is expanding its reach in video games as its players will appear in NBA 2K20.
The second-year wing signed a seven-day contract with the Aces on Tuesday. She played in 31 games for the team last season, averaging 2.5 points and 9.1 minutes.
The Aces resumed their suspended game against the Washington Mystics on Monday, and fell 99-70 at T-Mobile Arena.
The two WNBA powers are set to finish Monday what they started last month, this time at 7 p.m. inside T-Mobile Arena because of a scheduling conflict at Mandalay Bay.
Kayla McBride made a corner 3-pointer with 29.6 seconds left Saturday and converted two free throws with 18.9 seconds left to help the Aces clinch a 75-70 win at Dallas.
The 25-year-old was diagnosed with the condition before the 2018 season and never played for the Aces. She was traded to Dallas and is averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Coaches, players and WNBA executives were thrilled with the show that Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend.