A’ja Wilson ties scoring record, Aces tie wins record against Dream

Source: David Becker/Associated Press

The defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces are peaking at the right moment. The Aces stand at an immaculate 29-4 record with seven games remaining in the regular season, and the team reached multiple milestones in their 112-100 win against the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night. League MVP A’ja Wilson tied Liz Cambage’s 53-point single-game scoring record with a pair of free throws in the game’s final minute. The Aces’ 29th win on the season ties the WNBA regular season record, and with seven games remaining, the league’s top team will surely set a new record in the mid-30s.

Cambage’s 53 points came in a 2018 game against the Dallas Wings. The Phoenix Mercury previously set the WNBA regular season wins record with 29 in 2014. Wilson’s individual achievement coming in the same game as the team’s 29th win is indicative of the team’s juggernaut status in the league, and with the playoffs approaching, the Aces are in excellent shape to go on a run to repeat as WNBA champions.

The New York Liberty, currently in line for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, will have a pivotal matchup against the Aces on Monday, Aug. 28. With the Connecticut Sun on their heels in the playoff race, the Liberty will need to come up big at home against the Aces to maintain their position in the playoff race.

Eight teams qualify for the WNBA Playoffs, which will tip off in under a month on Sep. 13.

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