Aces beat the Wings for 9th straight win

Young, Gray and Wilson each scored 20-plus points

Jackie Young scored 28 points, A’ja Wilson had 22 points and 13 rebounds and the short-handed Las Vegas Aces beat the Dallas Wings 89-82 on Wednesday night for their ninth win in a row.

Kiah Stokes made a fast-break layup with 8:24 left in the fourth quarter to give Las Vegas its first lead, 70-69, since it was 9-8.

Wilson made a basket on back-to-back possessions to cap Las Vegas’ 11-0 run for an 83-76 lead with 3:41 left. Chelsea Gray also made shots on consecutive possessions to make it 87-80.

Gray finished with 20 points for Las Vegas (16-1), which was without Kelsey Plum due to an illness.

Las Vegas started the third quarter on a 13-4 run to tie it at 55-all. But Dallas scored the next 10 points, including a free throw by Natasha Howard following a technical foul on Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon.

Howard scored a season-high 32 points to go with 13 rebounds for Dallas (8-9). Teaira McCowan also had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Arike Ogunbowale scored 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting and Crystal Dangerfield added 11 points.

Satou Sabally scored nine points in the first half for Dallas, but she did not play after halftime due to an illness.

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