Liz Cambage scored 43 points as the Dallas Wings clinched the WNBA’s eighth and final playoff berth with a 107-102 victory over the Aces on Friday night in Arlington, Texas.
Las Vegas and Dallas have 14-18 records and are battling for the WNBA’s final playoff spot, but the Wings are 2-0 against the Aces, so they own the tiebreaker.
Kelsey Plum, selected No. 1 overall in 2017, has been among the league leaders in 3-point percentage throughout her second pro season and is starting to showcase the scoring that captivated the country during her record-setting college career.
The Aces (13-18) are one game behind the Dallas Wings (14-17) for the No. 8 and final playoff seed as they prepare for what has become their most important game of the season against the New York Liberty on Wednesday.
A former “Fantasy” singer, Stephanie Sanchez is one of the “suits” at MGM Resorts — the entertainment manager at New York-New York.
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.