The WNBA announced on Wednesday performers for the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer was supposed to coach Team Delle Donne while Washington coach Mike Thibault was scheduled to coach Team Wilson. But the two made an informal agreement to switch ahead of the draft, and the rest of the league’s coaches backed it — prompting Delle Donne to propose the swap.
Dearica Hamby started in place of injured star A’ja Wilson and scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Las Vegas.
The Raiders purchased 1,600 tickets for local youth to attend Las Vegas Aces games, a program that began with Sunday’s Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Lynx.
Laimbeer said Sunday after a 79-74 win over the Minnesota Lynx that they’ll likely predicate their offense more around ball movement without Wilson, who averages 15.8 points on 12.3 shots, 6.7 rebounds and commands considerable defensive attention as one of the WNBA’s most dominant post players.
Liz Cambage had 22 points and 13 rebounds Sunday afternoon and Kayla McBride scored 20 to propel the Aces — sans injured All-Star A’ja Wilson — to a 79-74 win over the Minnesota Lynx at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The WNBA club didn’t provide a timetable for the return of the second-year forward, who is averaging a team-high 15.4 points to go with 6.6 rebounds this season.
Las Vegas star A’ja Wilson injured her left leg after colliding with Liz Cambage in the third quarter of a 69-66 road loss to the Seattle Storm on Friday night.
The 62-year-old was hired as Las Vegas’ president of basketball operations in October 2017 before its inaugural season, but also managed the daily business operations.
Las Vegas Aces guards Sydney Colson and Sugar Rodgers hosted a basketball clinic for camp attendees at SkyView YMCA.