Las Vegas Aces travel to Los Angeles for two games with the Sparks
Who: Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
Or: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
TV: MyLVTV, Spectrum SportsNet, Amazon Prime
About Aces (11-4): Las Vegas is approaching the midpoint of the 2021 season as the WNBA’s best offensive team (108.9) and second best defensive team (96.7) in the WNBA. Aces have six double-digit markers and a multitude of ways to beat their opponents. Their post tandem of A’ja Wilson (19.4 points, 8.7 rebounds) and Liz Cambage (14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds) is the best in the WNBA. Point guard Chelsea Gray (12.1 points, 6.5 assists) anchors an effective perimeter attack. Kelsey Plum (13.3 points) and Dearica Hamby (11.1 points, 6.0 rebounds) are one of the most formidable bench pairs in the league.
About sparks (6-8): Los Angeles has yet to find its place in the face of injuries to stars Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. The result is the worst record in the Western Conference which includes a 97-69 beating by Aces last month. Injuries have allowed other players to shine, such as guard Erica Wheeler, who averages 13.3 points and 4.4 assists. Center Amanda Zahui B. (10.8 points, 5.5 rebounds) is sized to compete with the Aces greats, and second-year goaltender Te’a Cooper is playing a bigger role, averaging 10. 3 points this season compared to 7.0 as a rookie in 2020.
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