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By Shawn McCullough
LAS VEGAS–The loss of forward A’ja Wilson to an ankle injury would cripple any other WNBA team, but not the Aces.
Liz Cambage and Kayla McBride combined for 42 points to beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-74 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Cambage finished with her second straight double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 13 rebounds.
Wilson sprained her ankle on Friday against the Storm in Seattle, but cheered on the team from the bench while on crutches.
With the win, the Aces improved to 12-6 on the season to move into a first place tie with the Connecticut Sun.
The Aces will next host the Seattle Storm on Tuesday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
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- Liz Cambage scored in double figures for the 48th straight time, which is the longest active streak in the WNBA (22 points).
- The Aces only got 13 points off the bench.
- Guard Sydney Colson left the game in the second half after spraining her left ankle.
- NBA legend Bill Russell was in attendance.
F – 22 A’ja Wilson
F – 21 Kayla McBride
C – 8 Liz Cambage
G – 0 Jackie Young
G – 10 Kelsey Plum