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Aces’ 2024 schedule unveiled as team seeks 3rd straight title

The Aces will start their quest to win three straight WNBA championships when their 2024 season begins May 14 against the Phoenix Mercury at Michelob Ultra Arena.

The team’s full schedule was announced Monday. The Aces are attempting to become the first WNBA team to win three consecutive titles since the Houston Comets won the first four championships in league history from 1997-2000.

The schedule contains several other highlights.

Coach Becky Hammon’s team will host the New York Liberty, its opponent in the 2023 WNBA Finals, for the first time June 15. The Aces will also play one game at T-Mobile Arena next season, against the Chicago Fire on Sept. 3.

The team will end its 40-game regular season Sept. 19 against the Dallas Wings.

The Aces and the rest of the WNBA will take a four-week break for the 2024 Paris Olympics from July 21 to Aug. 16. All-Star Weekend is scheduled for July 19-20 in Phoenix.

One other notable change is a revamped format for the Commissioner’s Cup, the WNBA’s version of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament. Teams will now play five games from June 1-13 against conference opponents instead of playing 10 games across the entire first half of the season.

The Aces won the 2022 Commissioner’s Cup but lost the 2023 championship game to the Liberty. This year’s title game is scheduled for June 25.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on X.

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