The Liz Cambage era in Las Vegas began in 86-84 loss


Photo credit: Las Vegas Aces

By Shawn McCullough

In a back and forth game, the Aces had their chance late in the game to force overtime.

A’ja Wilson missed two jump shots in the paint in the final seconds of the game as the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Las Vegas Aces 86-84 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Wilson finished the game with 11 points, going just 4 for 19 from the field, while pulling down nine rebounds. Kayla McBride added 15.

Center Liz Cambage made her Aces debut, playing almost 14 minutes while scoring 13 points.

The Aces struggled from the field shooting just 39.5%, while the Mercury hit 50.8% of their shots.

With the loss, the Aces fell to 1-1 on the season heading into a home game on Sunday against the Connecticut Sun.

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Game Notes:

  • A’ja Wilson has now scored 10 points or more in all 35 games in her WNBA career.
  • The Aces got 38 points off the bench, while Phoenix only scored two bench points.
  • The game saw eight lead changes with four ties.
  • 14,090 fans were in attendance.

Game Starters:

F – 22 A’ja Wilson
F – 21 Kayla McBride
C – 8 Carolyn Swords
G – 0 Jackie Young
G – 10 Kelsey Plum

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