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Aces charge back to beat Fever, stay undefeated

Field Level Media
4 Jun 2023

A'ja Wilson collected 27 points and 10 rebounds and Candace Parker made two late free throws to lift the Las Vegas Aces to an 84-80 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Wilson, the reigning WNBA MVP, made 10 of 18 shots from the floor as the Aces (6-0) overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Notre Dame product Jackie Young scored 19 points and Chelsea Gray recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Las Vegas, which has won 10 consecutive regular-season games dating to 2022.

Indiana's Kelsey Mitchell highlighted her 22-point performance by making 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range.

Erica Wheeler scored 15 points and NaLyssa Smith had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Fever (1-4), who have lost two in a row for the second time this season. Queen Egbo contributed nine points and 10 boards off the bench, while Aliyah Boston -- the WNBA Rookie of the Month for May -- was limited to just seven points.

Mitchell sank a 3-pointer to stake Indiana to a 71-61 lead with 7:48 remaining in the fourth quarter before Las Vegas countered with a 19-8 run, capped by Young's layup with 58 seconds left.

Boston made a free throw to forge a tie at 80-80 before Parker countered with two of her own with 24.1 seconds left. Parker has made all 14 of her free-throw attempts this season.

Alysha Clark added a pair of free throws to seal the Aces' win.

Young drained a mid-range jumper to forge a tie at 51-51 before Mitchell sank a 3-pointer to ignite Indiana's 12-3 run. Mitchell converted again from beyond the arc and Kristy Wallace drained a pair of long jumpers to highlight the surge.

Mitchell converted a three-point play and sank a 3-pointer to give Indiana a 47-39 lead early in the third quarter before Las Vegas chipped away. Wilson and Gray each scored four points during the Aces' 10-2 run.

--Field Level Media

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