Plum and Las Vegas play Stewart and the Storm


Seattle Storm (22-13, 10-7 Western Conference) at Las Vegas Aces (25-10, 14-3 Western Conference)

Vegas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the WNBA’s top scorers, Kelsey Plum and Breanna Stewart, meet when Las Vegas and Seattle face off. Plum ranks second in the WNBA with an average of 20.4 points per game and Stewart is first in the league with an average of 21.6 points per game.

The Aces record in Western Conference play is 14-3. Las Vegas ranks second in the WNBA in shooting 35.9% from downtown, led by Jackie Young in shooting 42.4% from 3-point range.

The Storm is 10-7 in Western Conference play. Seattle is the best team in the Western Conference, allowing just 77.5 points per game while holding opponents to 43.0 percent shooting.

The teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Aces won the final game 89-81 on August 7, with A’ja Wilson scoring 29 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Plum is averaging 20.4 points and 5.1 assists for the aces. Young is averaging 1.8 3-pointers over Las Vegas’ last 10 games.

Sue Bird is averaging 7.6 points and six assists for the Storm. Stewart is averaging 23.6 points and 7.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for Seattle.

LAST 10 GAMES: Aces: 7-3, averaged 88.2 points, 35.7 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 7.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 78.1 points per game.

Storm: 5-5, averaged 85.1 points, 33.4 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 82.2 points.

INJURIES: As: None listed.

Storm: Mercedes Russell: exit (headache).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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