Saturday, January 28 2023

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 33 points and 12 rebounds to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 78-73 in Game 2 of the semifinals Wednesday night and even the WNBA playoff series.

Chelsea Gray finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists for the Aces, while Kelsey Plum added 18 points.

Game 3 is Sunday in Seattle.

Wilson rebounded from a disappointing Game 1 loss when she didn’t reach double-figures in scoring by taking over in the second half of Game 2. With the game tied heading into the third quarter she scored 13 points in the period to help the Aces take a 60-52 lead.

Seattle battled back behind Breanna Stewart, who led the Storm with 32 points and seven rebounds. The Storm got within 75-73 on Sue Bird’s runner in the lane that she banked in with 19.9 seconds left.

Wilson hit two free throws 2 seconds later and Seattle didn’t threaten after that.

SKY 85, SUN 77

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker scored 22 points and the Sky evened the semifinal series with a win over the Sun in Game 2 of the WNBA playoffs Wednesday night.

Chicago coach James Wade said pregame that Chicago was “going to make shots” Wednesday after a lackluster 35.3% shooting performance in Game 1. The Sky responded by hitting six of 10 shots to open the game, and finished the night 32 of 63 (50.8%). All five starters scored in double figures for Chicago.

Game 3 is in Connecticut on Sunday.

Jonquel Jones scored a team-high 23 points for the Sun on 10 of 17 shooting, adding seven rebounds and two blocks.

The Sun never led after Jones hit a 3 on the first possession of the game.

Check out more on the WNBA

Storm, Sun each take 1-0 series lead in WNBA semifinals Sue Bird’s vision, basketball IQ made her a legend, will be tested… Las Vegas Aces’ Becky Hammon named WNBA Coach of the Year

Aces, Sky win to even both WNBA semifinal series at 1-1 originally appeared on NBCSports.com

Source: Yahoo Sports

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