The Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces face off on Tuesday in a WNBA playoff showdown at the Climate Pledge Arena. The Aces currently lead the series 2-1 and with a win in this game, they would advance to the WNBA Finals.
On Sunday, it took overtime, but the Aces were able to secure the 110-98 victory. The Storm were down four points heading into the 4th quarter and did a good job of coming back and forcing overtime, but the offense went cold in the extra quarter. The Aces were led by A’ja Wilson, and she finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds. Chelsea Gray also had a big game, putting up 29 points. The Storm used a balanced attack with five different players putting up at least 10 points.
The Seattle Storm are averaging 82.5 points while their defense is giving up 78.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the defense is ranked 3rd overall. Breanna Stewart has been the top player for Seattle averaging 21.8 points while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Aces, who are averaging 90.6 points while their defense is giving up 4.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league, while their defense is ranked 9th. The Aces pace is 1st in the league, and they are going to try to push the pace again in this game. Kelsey Plum has been the top player for the Aces, averaging 20.2 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 42 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Aces found success in the last game because they kept the pace up, and they are going to do that again here. Look for Las Vegas to run up the score, and the Storm aren’t going to have a response with their back against the wall. Look for the Aces to get close to 100 points, and Las Vegas will cover the spread.