Basketball

Aces set franchise mark for points in win over Dream

Kelsey Plum had 23 points and passed 1,000 for her career on Sunday, and the Las Vegas Aces set a franchise record for points with an 118-95 win over the Atlanta Dream.

Las Vegas' Kelsey Plum scores 23 to pass 1,000 career points

Kelsey Plum #10 celebrates with teammates during their game against the Seattle Storm at Michelob ULTRA Arena on June 27, 2021. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kelsey Plum had 23 points and passed 1,000 for her career on Sunday, and the Las Vegas Aces set a franchise record for points with an 118-95 win over the Atlanta Dream.

Plum reached the milestone on a 3-pointer that made it 90-77 with 8:47 left in the fourth quarter and added 11 more before the end of the game.

A'ja Wilson added 19 points and nine rebounds and Liz Cambage had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Aces (14-4). They remained tied with Seattle for the WNBA lead after the Storm beat Los Angeles later Sunday.

Dearica Hamby chipped in 18 points, Jackie Young scored 16 and Riquna Williams added 13 for Las Vegas.

Courtney Williams led the Dream (6-11) with 19 points. Cheyenne Parker scored 18 points, and Odyssey Sims had 10 points and 13 assists.

Storm beat Sparks

Breanna Stewart had 21 points and Sue Bird moved into sixth place on the WNBA career scoring list in the Seattle Storm's 84-74 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night.

Bird passed Katie Smith (6,452) with the first points of the game, a 3-pointer, and finished with 13 for the game and 6,464 overall.

Ezi Magbegor added 20 points and Epiphanny Prince had 18 to help the Storm (14-4) keep pace with the Las Vegas Aces for the top spot in the WNBA standings.

Brittney Sykes and Erica Wheeler had 19 points each for the Sparks (6-11), and Nia Coffey added 11.

The Samuelson sisters — Karlie of the Sparks and Katie Lou of the Storm — played against each other for the first time. Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike were the first sisters to face up in a WNBA game.

Seattle played without All-Star Jewell Loyd who suffered a left ankle injury Friday night against Atlanta. Loyd is Seattle's second leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points and 4.4 assists, and was playing more than 31 minutes a game.

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