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Plum, Aces hold off Mercury in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 13:12:24-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-90 in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals.

Plum, the fourth-year guard who won an Olympic gold medal in 3-on-3 basketball, had 12 points in the third quarter as Las Vegas pushed its lead into double digits.

Riquna Williams scored 24 points for the Aces, who will host Game 2 on Thursday.

Brittney Griner had 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Phoenix.

Diana Taurasi, playing in her second game since returning to the lineup after sustaining a sprained ankle, scored 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting.