Aug 2, 2023
The Las Vegas Aces’ title defense is officially a go.
The Aces beat the Atlanta Dream 93-72 at Michelob Ultra Arena, which officially earned them a spot in the playoffs. They are the first team in the league to clinch a postseason berth, and they will have now been a playoff team for all but one of their six seasons since relocating to Nevada.
The Aces won their first championship last season, and it feels like they haven’t missed a step one bit this summer. Las Vegas now holds a 24-2 record, and Tuesday’s win marked its eighth straight by at least 10 points. The Aces haven’t lost at home, either, and they are on pace with the 1998 Houston Comets for the most wins in league history through 26 games.
Tuesday night was no different. After a close first quarter, the Aces rattled off a 15-4 run to open the second period and never looked back. They held on to a double-digit lead after three quarters, despite putting up just 15 points in that period, and then erupted on an 18-6 outburst to start the fourth quarter. From there, the Aces simply held on to take the 21-point win without any issue.
Source: Yahoo Sports