The Las Vegas Aces got a career-high 38 points from Kayla McBride, but it wasn’t enough as the Dallas Wings eked out a 97-91 victory at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
For the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter, neither team led by more than two points. It was 89-87 Las Vegas with 2:58 remaining, but Dallas scored 10 of the last 13 points for the win. Skyler Diggins-Smith scored the last seven points of the game for the Wings during that stretch.
Dallas went 10 for 28 from three-point range, while the Aces went four for eight.
Las Vegas’ bench went 5 for 17 from the field for 17 points, while Dallas’ went 12 for 23 for 30 points
There were six lead changes and six ties in the fourth quarter alone.
Kayla McBride scored her career-high 38 points while reaching double figures in scoring for the 13th time in 14 games this season, and the 12th straight game. That is the second most points scored in the WNBA this season, and the second most in franchise history (39, Danielle Adams, September 14, 2013 vs. Atlanta). McBride’s 14 made field goals are the second most in franchise history.
A’ja Wilson (22 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists) was two assists shy of a triple double. She handed out a career-high eight assists, and reached double figures in scoring for the 15th time in a row to start her WNBA career. Wilson scored 20 or more points for the 10th time this seasonon while recording her seventh double-double of the season, and fourth in her last five games.
The Aces have made 64 of their last 70 free throws as a team (91.4%).
Kayla McBride’s 14 made field goals are the second most in franchise history.
Skylar Diggins-Smith led all Wings in scoring as she recorded her sixth 20-point game of the season, ending the night with 29 points. She also led the team in assists with eight. Liz Cambage recorded her sixth double-double for the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds
A key off the bench for Dallas was Glory Johnson, who led all reserves with 14 points, a new season-high.