The Aces cruised to an 83-70 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in their season opener Sunday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Recent Las Vegas Aces acquisition Sugar Rodgers has overcome a humble upbringing and family tragedy, hardship and incarceration to become a WNBA All-Star.
The 6-foot-8-inch center suffered Achilles tendinitis during the WNBA’s offseason and has been working her way back slowly since joining the team last week.
The Las Vegas players were the past three No. 1 overall picks in the WNBA draft. The three, along with Kayla McBride and Liz Cambage, comprise the team’s nucleus.
The team opens its second season in Las Vegas as the betting favorite to win the WNBA championship. Here are five games to watch that could determine its fate.
A look at the 2019 WNBA schedule for the Las Vegas Aces, who play their home games at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Aces finished their first season in Las Vegas with a 14-20 record. They open their second season as the betting favorite to win the league championship.
The Aces waived second-year wing Jaime Nared and sixth-year center Kelsey Bone on Thursday and will break training camp with 11 players, one shy of the roster limit.
Las Vegas ascended to the 5-2 favorite to claim the WNBA crown after acquiring 6-foot-8-inch center Liz Cambage, last season’s MVP runner-up, from Dallas.
Center Liz Cambage is expected to practice with the Aces on Tuesday and the team opens its season Sunday against Los Angeles at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The 21-year-old from Notre Dame and the top overall pick in the WNBA draft had 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting in her first professional game, a 79-75 exhibition loss to Minnesota at Cox Pavilion on Sunday.