The Aces (1-6) tumbled into an 18-point third-quarter deficit, and couldn’t overcome the brilliance of Dream duo Angel McCoughtry and Tiffany Hayes at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday afternoon.
Aces producer Chris Withers began working with the MGM in January and spent the past five months assembling a team of talent and engineers equipped to optimize the viewing experience at the time of the launch.
The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft is starting to have her way with defenders and, after using the first two games to adjust to the speed of professional basketball, is growing into one the toughest covers in the league.
Aces forward Dearica Hamby played sparingly in the WNBA team’s first four games, but since has emerged as a viable scoring option with 38 points in 36 minutes in her past two games.
Cheyenne Parker had 20 points and 13 rebounds — both career highs — and Jamierra Faulkner hit a late 3-pointer to help the short-handed Chicago Sky beat the Las Vegas Aces 95-90 on Sunday night.
Breanna Stewart scored 21 points, Jewell Loyd added 20 points and the Seattle Storm set a WNBA record with 17 3-pointers in a 101-74 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night.
The Aces left Las Vegas for Seattle on Thursday, and, like every other team in the WNBA, will begin to confront the brunt of a schedule condensed by the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, which runs Sept. 22 to 30.
Lindsay Allen was cut by the New York Liberty on May 17 and signed with the Aces later that day to assume primary ball-handling duties while incumbent starter Moriah Jefferson recovers from a knee injury.
At least two different groups that are considering buying the WNBA team were at the Liberty’s home opener in Westchester County last Friday.
WNBA President Lisa Borders attended the Aces’ home opener Sunday night, and spoke highly of the team’s presentation and arena.
The Aces (0-3) surrendered a 42-18 run during the first half and never fully recovered en route to a 105-98 loss to the Seattle Storm.