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.
After purchasing the Aces from San Antonio, the MGM commissioned a reconstruction of the arena’s interior and will unveil the finished product Sunday for the team’s home opener against the Seattle Storm.