Plum scores 19, Aces cruise to 100-65 win over Liberty
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored a season-high 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting and the Las Vegas Aces never trailed in a 100-65 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night.
Kayla McBride had 18 points, Liz Cambage scored 17 and A’ja Wilson 14 for the Aces. All 10 players who saw action for Las Vegas (3-3) scored at least three points.
McBride’s 3-pointer a little more than two minutes into the game gave the Aces a double-digit lead and Dearica Hamby’s free throw with 2:04 left in the first quarter made it 32-12. Las Vegas made 11 of its first 13 shots and set a season high for points in a quarter with 35 in the first. The Aces finished the first half shooting 67.6%, while the Liberty shot just 9 of 34 (26.5, and missed all 11 of their 3-point attempts before halftime.
Kia Nurse, the only New York (2-5) player to score in double figures, finished with 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting.
NBA stars Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Chris Paul watched the game courtside.