The Washington Post

Plum’s hot second half leads Vegas to big win


Kelsey Plum scored 14 of her 22 points after halftime, Chelsea Gray tied her season highs with 21 points and nine assists, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticu­t Sun, 91-83, on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn., in a matchup of two of the top teams in the WNBA.

Las Vegas (18-7) has won three games in a row and is second in the league standings, one game behind the defending champion Chicago Sky.

Connecticu­t (16-9), which is 4-5 in its past nine games, fell a game behind the Seattle Storm into fourth.

A’ja Wilson scored 20 points, Jackie Young added 12 and Riquna Williams finished with 11 points for Las Vegas.

STORM 81, FEVER 65: Breanna Stewart scored 25 points, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles added 15 points apiece, and host Seattle extended Indiana’s losing streak to nine games.

Seattle (17-8) is a half-game behind Las Vegas and two games back of Wnba-leading Chicago.

Nalyssa Smith led Indiana with 15 points and nine rebounds. Emma Cannon scored a career-high 14 points.

The Fever has lost 10 of its past 11 games.

DREAM 85, MERCURY 75: Cheyenne Parker matched her season high with 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiffany Hayes added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Atlanta won at Phoenix.

Sophie Cunningham hit a three-pointer with 5:39 left in the fourth quarter to give Phoenix a 73-70 lead, but Erica Wheeler answered with back-to-back threes and Hayes made a floater to make it 78-73; the Dream led the rest of the way.

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