Kelsey Plum became the first substitute player in WNBA history to score 30 points and 5 assists in a single game. His field goal percentage was 75% and he led the Las Vegas Aces to overtake. 85-75 On Monday afternoon, they defeated the Dallas Wings at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.
Kelsey Plum performed well in the Aces competition:
9-12 FG (75%)
5-7 3P (71.4%)
She was the first player to score 30 points and 5 assists off the bench in a WNBA game.
She is the 4th player (starter or substitute) with a 30/5 shooting percentage and a 75% shooting percentage or higher.
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“If there is no problem, she will be the sixth person this year,” Aces coach Bill Lanbeer said. “You know, 30 appearances from the bench won us an important game.”
This victory means that Aces can lock the No. 2 seed and two rounds in the playoffs with multiple wins or multiple losses for the Minnesota Bobcats.
Jackie Young’s aerial counterattack in the third game gave Aces a four-point lead and was excited as he entered the final game. The score was scored after Young stole the ball from the backcourt, passed the ball to Dilika Hamby (he missed it) and rebounded in the air.
Vegas improved the score from 51-41 Wings to 57-55 Aces with a score of 16-4. In that game, Plum scored 11 points, Riquna Williams made a three-pointer with 2:22 left in the third quarter, and then A’ja Wilson made a jumper to Vegas at 1:13 of the third quarter. . After Yang’s big move, she again steals from the backcourt, resulting in a three-pointer, which gave Aces a 7-second lead in 55 seconds in the fourth quarter.
Dallas was hovering for most of the fourth quarter, but Las Vegas will continue to lead by as many as 13 points, which is Dallas’ biggest lead that night.
The ace team encountered difficulties in this game, but they were able to start and control the situation at the most important time, which is a good sign that the playoffs is approaching.
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Wilson had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals. Williams scored 16 points, while Young (6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals) and Chelsea Gray (3 assists, 2 steals) each scored 8 points. Arike Ogunbowale had 23 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Aces reduced the score from 10 to 6 in the first 1:49 of the second quarter, forcing Dallas to time out. But Ogunbowale hit a three-pointer directly after the timeout, extending the lead to 9 points, and rookie Chelsea Dungee showed her shooting skills and pulled the score to 11 points. Wings led by 13 points with 6 minutes and 22 seconds. Vegas has been trying to close the distance, but has never been close to six points in this quarter, and trailed by nine points at halftime.
Ogunbowale, Allisha Gray, Marina Mabrey and Kayla Thornton together contributed 41 of Dallas’s 45 points in the first half. Marbury provided 5 assists at halftime and the first overall pick, Charli Collier, had 6 rebounds. In the first two quarters, the team’s field goal percentage and three-point shooting percentage reached 50%, to offset the 6 fewer free throw attempts than Aces. Ogunbowale made 6 of 8 shots and 4 of 6 from long range.
In the second half, Ogunbowale made 3 of 13 shots and 0 of 6 shots in the deep field. Wings’ team shooting percentage dropped to 41.9%.
Aces never shoot a lot of three-pointers, but usually they are very efficient. In the first half, he made 1 of 7 shots and caused damage. They improved to 6 of 12 in the last two frames.
The Wings came out and stated that they could be dangerous in the playoffs, winning 29-19 and leading by as much as 12 points. Ogunbowale made 3 of 4 shots and scored 11 points.
“(29 points) is too much,” Plum said of the points her team handed over in the first quarter. “Especially at home. They scored on the same moves. So we didn’t communicate, didn’t follow the scouts. It was really just a lack of concentration. (Assistant coach) Tanisa (Wright) really likes us, and Challenge us to do better. I think as the game progresses, we will get better.”
At the end of halftime, the No. 25 jersey of the legendary San Antonio silver star Becky Hammon (Becky Hammon) was carried to the rafters.