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)
Las Vegas; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the WNBA’s best scorers, Kelsey Plum and Breanna Stewart, meet when Las Vegas and Seattle face off. Plum ranks second in the WNBA averaging 20.4 points per game and Stewart is first in the league averaging 21.6 points per game.
The Aces’ record in Western Conference play is 14-3. Las Vegas ranks second in the WNBA shooting 35.9% from downtown, led by Jackie Young shooting 42.4% from 3-point range.
The Storm are 10-7 in Western Conference play. Seattle is the top team in the Western Conference allowing just 77.5 points per game while holding opponents to 43.0% shooting.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Aces won the last matchup 89-81 on Aug. 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 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Las Vegas.
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 past 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Aces: 7-3, averaging 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 have averaged 78.1 points per game.
Storm: 5-5, averaging 85.1 points, 33.4 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 82.2 points.
INJURIES: Aces: None listed.
Storm: Mercedes Russell: out (headaches).
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