The Las Vegas Aces took off on Monday night and tied a pair of rare WNBA feats in the process.
The Aces earned a dominating 104-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks, which marked their fifth straight victory and took them to 7-1 this season. They made 18 combined 3-pointers in the blowout win, which set a new franchise record and tied a league record for most 3-pointers ever in a single game.
They had six different players with at least two shots made from behind the arc, which is something only one other team has done before in WNBA history.
The Aces barely managed to knock down the last 3-pointer. Aisha Sheppard sank her first bucket from the 3-point line with less than 18 seconds left in the contest.
As a team, they went 18 of 38 from the 3-point line.
The Aces had the game seemingly under control from the jump. They held the Sparks to just 19 points in the first quarter and finished the period on an 18-2 streak. From there, they led the rest of the way to victory by 28 points.
Kelsey Plum led the way shooting 5 of 8 from the 3-point line, and Chelsea Gray went 4 of 6. A’ja Wilson, Kierstan Bell, Theresa Plaisance and Jackie Young all added two. Wilson led the team in scoring with 24 points and six rebounds.
Chennedy Carter led the Sparks with 17 points off the bench. Jordin Canada added 11 points and Liz Cambage finished with 10 points. They were the only three to score in double figures for Los Angeles, which made just five 3-pointers as a team.
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