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WNBA: A’ja Wilson leads Aces past visiting Sky

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A’ja Wilson had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the host Las Vegas Aces won for the sixth time in seven games by holding off the Chicago Sky 90-83 on Thursday night.

Kelsey Plum and Riquna Williams added 21 points each and Chelsea Gray scored 13 for the Aces (20-7).

Candace Parker had 30 points and 14 rebounds, Kahleah Copper scored 16, Stefanie Dolson had 13 and Courtney Vandersloot 11 to lead the Sky (14-14), who concluded their road trip with consecutive losses after winning three straight before that.

The score was tied before Williams and Wilson made two free throws each and Williams added a jumper to give the Aces an 85-79 lead with 1:44 left.

The Sky scored the first seven points of the third quarter to pull within 52-43.

Gray had two baskets and an assist as the Aces rebuilt the lead to 62-43.

Parker scored eight points, including the final four of the period, as Chicago went on a 22-7 run to get within 69-65 at the end of the third quarter.

Wilson scored four points during a 6-0 run that gave Las Vegas a 77-73 lead.

Chicago scored the next six points before Gray’s jumper tied the score at 79.

The lead changed hands six times before Williams scored seven straight Aces points to help give them a 17-12 lead in the first quarter.

Copper made two free throws for the Sky before Plum scored seven points during a 14-0 run that gave Las Vegas a 31-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Chicago closed within 11 points early in the second quarter before the Aces scored six straight points on their way to a 48-29 lead.

Vandersloot scored the Sky’s final four points of the second quarter as they closed within 52-36 at halftime.

–Field Level Media

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