September 18, 2021

WNBA: Wilson, Robinson lead Aces past Mystics

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A’ja Wilson and Danielle Robinson scored 20 points apiece as the Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics 83-77 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday night’s WNBA scores

  • Las Vegas Aces 83-77 Washington Mystics
  • Indiana Fever 75-86 Los Angeles Sparks
  • Minnesota Lynx 92-66 New York Liberty

Las Vegas Aces 83-77 Washington Mystics

A’ja Wilson and Danielle Robinson scored 20 points apiece as the Las Vegas Aces beat the Washington Mystics 83-77 on Wednesday night.

Kayla McBride added 14 points, Angel McCoughtry scored 13 – including nine in the fourth quarter – and Dearica Hamby had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Las Vegas (3-2).

Emma Meesseman had season-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds for Washington. Myisha Hines-Allen added 18 points and 10 boards and Leilani Mitchell scored 11 points.

McCoughtry hit a three-pointer to give Las Vegas the lead for good 30 seconds into the fourth quarter and spark a 7-0 spurt that made it 67-61 when she made a jumper about 90 seconds later. The Aces made 9-of-10 from the free-throw line in the closing minutes.

The defending champion Mystics (3-2) have lost back-to-back games after winning three straight to open the season.

Indiana Fever 75-86 Los Angeles Sparks

Candace Parker had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Chelsea Gray scored 16 points as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 86-75.

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Riquna Williams added 13 points for the Sparks (3-2).

Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (2-3) with 24 points, Candice Dupree scored 16 and Teaira McCowan 13.

Gray converted a three-point play to give Los Angeles the lead for good at 10-7. The Sparks used a 10-0 run to take an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter and led by as many as 21.

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike left the game with a minor hamstring injury. She had four points and two rebounds in 13 minutes.

Minnesota Lynx 92-66 New York Liberty

Bridget Carleton scored a career-high 25 points while Lexie Brown had a season-high 15 points and career-best seven steals as the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 93-66.

Minnesota won without Sylvia Fowles, who sat out to rest her calf. The Lynx were also missing Shenise Johnson to an injury.

Brown was making her first appearance since suffering a concussion.

Amanda Zahui B led New York (0-5) with 13 points. The Liberty announced earlier in the day that Sabrina Ionescu had gone to New York to get her ankle injury evaluated.

The Lynx (4-1) shot 51 per cent from the field and hit 10-of-21 from three-point range. They held the Liberty without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during a 20-1 third-quarter run that turned Minnesota’s two-point half-time deficit into a 24-point lead when Carleton made a basket with 1:33 left in the period.

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