Aces fall to Storm 97-83 in season-opener

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-15 19:26:49-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Aces 2021 season started the same way the WNBA Finals ended for them in "The Wubble" last season with a loss against the Seattle Storm.

The Storm beat the Aces 97-83 in the season-opener on Saturday in Everett, Wash.

The Aces got off to a strong start leading 7-0 in the early minutes and built a 22-14 lead with 3 minutes to go in the first quarter. However, Seattle stormed back and took a 27-26 lead into the second quarter.

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The Storm never looked back leading for the rest of the game.

Aces MVP forward A'ja Wilson led the way for Las Vegas with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Liz Cambage added 16 points.

Guard Kelsey Plum finished with 11 points and 4 assists in her first regular-season game in more than a year.

However, the Storm's forward and reigning Finals MVP Breanna Stewart had a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Jewell Loyd poured in another 22 points and guard Sue Bird added 11 points and 8 assists.

The two teams will be back at it on Tuesday in Everett with tip-off set for 7 p.m.

The Aces will host their first home game of the season on May 21 against the Los Angeles Sparks.