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.
After spending more than 25 hours getting from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C., to play the most important game of their season, the Aces have become the WNBA’s answer to Viktor Navorski.
The Aces spent more than 25 hours trying to get to Washington for their WNBA game against the Mystics, then decided the risk of injury wasn’t worth the potential reward of victory.
The Aces (12-14) are two games out of the No. 8 playoff seed and play three road games against three playoff teams in five days.
Las Vegas succumbed to the incomparable greatness of the legendary Diana Taurasi, and stumbled to a 104-93 loss to her Phoenix Mercury at Mandalay Bay Events Center before an announced crowd of 5,129.
Speaking on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday, the day after announcing a landmark sponsorship deal with the NBA, Jim Murren thinks the city is too attractive not to have a franchise.
Moriah Jefferson is back from the right knee injury that cost her 13 games of the 2017 season and the first 17 of the 2018 season. She’s still easing her way into form, averaging 4.8 points and 2.8 assists in 14.8 minutes per game.
As a 21-year-old rookie for the Aces, A’ja Wilson is emerging as the face of the WNBA. She’s one of the world’s best female basketball players, and by many accounts, one of its most genuine people.
Host Bryan Salmond is in studio with Las Vegas Aces beat reporter Sam Gordon talking about the season so far and how the Aces have gone from the worst team in the WNBA to just 1.5 games out of the playoffs.