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) The Las Vegas Aces won 85-71 in the second half of Tuesday’s Game 2 of the 2022 WNBA Finals at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas victory over the Connecticut Suns. With the victory, the Aces went 2-0 in a best-of-five innings.
Las Vegas star-studded trio of A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray . This year’s league MVP Wilson is her consistently excellent self and scored 24 points, 18 of which came from the top half time. She also grabbed 10 rebounds for her fifth straight double-double. Gray had 21 points, eight assists and three steals. Plum, who had six points on 1-for-9 shooting in Game 1, played a big part Tuesday and dropped 20 points with seven assists. Bleacher Report@BleacherReportChelsea Grey is so smooth🔥
They are the second teammates in WNBA history to score 20 or more points multiple times in the playoffs: https://t.co/F5Zkm5i97L pic.twitter.com/aY0EikMzyY The Suns are in The third quarter started with an effort to keep the score and cut the lead to three. But the Aces ended the period with a 19-8 run, pulling it away and taking a 14-point lead going into the final inning. Connecticut is known for its defense and keeps Las Vegas in Game 1 At 67 points, but the Aces surpassed that total in Game 3. Las Vegas drove the ball inside Tuesday night and shot 51.6 percent from the field. Much of that goes to Wilson, who made 10 of 13 shots. Her hard work around the rim set the tone early on. Alexa Philippou @alexaphilippouMVP A’ja Wilson: 6-8 shooting, 14 points. She was almost unstoppable.
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The Aces led the Suns 45-37 at halftime.
A’ja Wilson’s 18 first-half points were the fourth-highest of any player in the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/hfbG3KDtws
A’ja Wilson is the best in the world. kevikev @KevCoke6
The WNBA is about to become A’Ja Wilson’s league, and rightfully so.
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Friendly reminder: A’ja Wilson is her
A’ja Wilson The real truth.
But Plum is the X factor for Aces. The 28-year-old didn’t let her past struggles affect her and stayed aggressive throughout the game.
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Kelsey Plum made adjustments in Game 2. We didn’t see her go downhill in the first fight, but she was able to get beat by Courtney Williams in multiple fights. The clubs scored 9 points on 4-6 shooting. The Aces led 34-23 with 5:14 left in the second quarter. #WNBAFinals
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Kelsey Plum is 4-6 with 13 points so far. If she’s leaving…be careful.
kelsey plum every time in the paint pic.twitter.com/TuJ4AUWwph
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A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum combined for 67 points.
The Suns finished with 71 points.
Kelsey Plum on how she got out of the doldrums: ‘A’ja scolded me before the game.’ The sun needs Make some big changes as the series head to their home. Connecticut started the game with high energy, but couldn’t keep up with the Vegas aggression in the second half. Aces will have a chance to close out Game 3 on Thursday and earn their place in team history the first WNBA championship on the .