Plum’s 3’s lead Aces over Sky in WNBA Commissioner’s Cup.

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Sports

CHICAGO — Kelsey Plum scored 12 of her 24 points in the first quarter as the Las Vegas Aces raced to an early 23-point lead, then held on for a 93-83 victory over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night to win the second WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship.Plum, who won the All-Star MVP in Chicago a few weeks ago, hit six of her nine 3-point attempts.“We were moving the ball really well and I just happened to be the beneficiary of a lot of wide-open looks,” Plum said. “You know I came into the game telling myself to be really patient and just let it come, but it came really early.”Chelsea Gray had 19 points — including nine pivotal ones in the third quarter — and earned MVP of the game. “My team balled out today. We hooped,” Gray said. “I know I’m the MVP right now, this should go to them right there. Super proud of this team and everything we accomplished.”A’ja Wilson had 17 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks as the Aces dominated early, then repelled several Sky runs in the second half. Jackie Young had 18 points.Candace Parker led Chicago with 20 points and Kahleah Copper and Emma Meesseman each added 18. Defending WNBA champion Chicago closed to within seven points at the end of the third quarter, but lost a second straight game for the first time this season.The Aces outscored the Sky 33-14 in the first quarter. …

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