The Aces shot 52 percent, but couldn’t slow a Seattle team that hit 57.1 percent and had three players score at least 21 points in a 104-91 win Sunday in the WNBA Finals.
The Seattle Storm played faster than the Aces and outscored them 48-18 in the paint Friday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, mostly off transition opportunities.
UNLV’s football team hopes to play in front of fans this season at Allegiant Stadium. The future of other valley teams and events is more hazy.
Breanna Stewart had 37 points and 15 rebounds, and Sue Bird set a playoff record with 16 assists as the Seattle Storm pulled away for a 93-80 win in Bradenton, Florida.
Sportsbooks have bumped up the price on the Lakers significantly from Game 1 with Heat starters Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo expected to be out.
The Aces have reached the WNBA Finals in their third year in Las Vegas after faring no better than 8-26 in their final three years in San Antonio.
The Lakers opened as -450 series favorites and the Heat as +375 underdogs. But heavy action on Miami caused those numbers to drop Tuesday to -335 and +275.
With the culmination to the long, strange trip of an NBA season kicking off Wedensday with the NBA Finals inside the Florida bubble, a question remains, could that trip one day include Las Vegas?
Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage, who opted out of the WNBA season because of COVID-19 concerns, talked about her personal life in an interview with Playboy.
The Aces face a deciding Game 5 against the Sun and hope to avoid being the first No. 1 seed in the current playoff format to not reach the WNBA Finals.
Aces forward Angel McCoughtry scored 16 of her 29 points in the third quarter, and the Aces beat the Sun 84-75 to force Game 5 in the WNBA semifinals.
The Aces admit they’ve been uptight in their three playoff games, and that has resulted in a 2-1 deficit against the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA semifinal series.
The Connecticut Sun closed Thursday’s WNBA playoff semifinal game with a 20-4 run to defeat the Aces 77-68 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.