Wilson scores 26 to reach 800-point milestone in Aces 84-75 win over Mystics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces ended a two-game losing streak with an 84-75 win over the Washington Mystics.

The Aces (31-6) lost to Washington 78-62 on Saturday when Wilson was 4-of-12 shooting for 14 points. Wilson, who became the fifth WNBA player and third this season to score 800 points in a season, helped get Las Vegas off to a quick start by making six of her first seven shots.

Chelsea Gray scored 21 points and Kelsey Plum had 12 points and 10 assists for Las Vegas.

Elena Delle Donne led the Mystics (17-19) with 17 points.


UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman and Tyasha Harris each scored 18 points and Connecticut went 12 of 18 from 3-point range to beat Phoenix 84-74.

Harris was 4 of 4 from behind the 3-point line and matched her career high for points while Hiedeman was 4 of 6 from long range.

DeWanna Bonner added 15 points and Tiffany Hayes had 13 for the Sun (25-11). Alyssa Thomas had her 26th double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds and added eight assists.

Brittney Griner had 15 points and Sug Sutton 13 for the Mercury (9-27), who beat Connecticut in each of their other two meetings this season, both in Phoenix.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jewell Loyd had 25 points to lead Seattle to a 72-61 win over Los Angeles, dealing a setback to the Sparks’ playoff hopes.

Los Angeles (15-21) dropped into a tie with Chicago for the final playoff spot but the Sky hold the tiebreaker by winning theseason series 3-1.

Loyd joined Wilson of Las Vegas and Breanna Stewart of New York in reaching the 800-point milestone this season. Jewell also surpassed 900 career assists.

Sami Whitcomb added 14 points for the Storm (11-15), who ended a three-game losing streak.

Nneka Ogwumike scored 11 points to lead the Sparks.

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