The Aces earned the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and thus have secured a double bye into the WNBA semifinals, which begin for them on Sept. 28 at Michelob Ultra Arena.
The All-Star center returned Sunday after missing five games with COVID-19. The Aces eked out a 84-83 road win over the Phoenix Mercury in the regular-season finale.
Riquna Williams led the way with 22 points, and Kelsey Plum continued her Sixth Woman of the Year campaign by scoring 16 of her 20 in the second quarter for the Aces.
Liz Cambage will join the team Saturday in Phoenix ahead the regular season-finale, according to Aces coach Bill Laimbeer.
Kelsey Plum continued her Sixth Woman of the Year campaign with one of the best performances of the season, helping at least the Aces clinch the No. 3 seed with two games to play.
The Aces are honoring Becky Hammon at halftime of their matinee against the Dallas Wings by raising her retired jersey to the rafters inside Michelob Ultra Arena.
The Aces are nestled in the No. 2 seed, nursing a 1.5-game lead over the Lynx, whom they’ve lost to twice.
The Aces trailed by as many as 12 in the first half Sunday and tied the game twice in the second half before ultimately succumbing to the Sky, who clinched a playoff berth with the victory.
Angel McCoughtry is a five-time All-Star, six-time All- WNBA honoree, eight time All-Defensive selection and two-time scoring champion.
Playing without All-Stars Liz Cambage and Dearica Hamby, the Aces clinched the victory over the Chicago Sky with a late 12-point run Thursday at Michelob Ultra Arena.
Riquna Williams has adapted to a new role during her first season with the Aces. One that calls for her to defend some of the league’s best perimeter players on a nightly basis.
Aces wing Angel McCoughtry punctuated Thursday’s victory with her first appearance of the season, playing the final seconds against her former club, the Atlanta Dream.