Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams has been relieved of his duties with the club mired in an eight-game losing streak that jeopardized a playoff spot that once seemed secure.
The Aces snapped a five-game losing streak and preserved the possibility of the postseason with a 92-74 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night before an announced crowd of 5,213.
The Aces still have an outside shot at a WNBA playoff berth despite a five-game losing streak that began immediately after the All-Star break. They’re 2½ games behind the Dallas Wings, who have lost six in a row.
The Aces lost their fifth straight game — 89-73 to the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx — and remain 2½ games behind the Dallas Wings for the final playoff spot with four games left.
The Sada family has spent the summer commuting from San Antonio to Las Vegas to watch its beloved San Antonio Stars, who relocated in the fall and became the Aces. They’ve attended 10 of 13 home games.
Elizabeth Williams and Alex Bentley each scored 22 points, Tiffany Hayes added 21 and the Atlanta Dream beat the Las Vegas Aces 109-100 on Tuesday to clinch a WNBA playoff spot.
The Aces must forfeit their WNBA game Friday at the Washington Mystics after deciding not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after almost 26 hours of travel.
The Las Vegas Aces (12-15) are 1.5 games behind the Dallas Wings for the eighth playoff spot with six games to play.
The Connecticut Sun were the energized team Sunday as they benefited from a record-setting first half to crush the Aces, 109-88. Jasmine Thomas scored a career-high 30 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Sun.
Carolyn Swords, the Aces’ center and team players association representative, knew the club’s decision to cancel Friday’s game against the Washington Mystics could cause consequences from the WNBA.