Semi-Finals Game 1: Series tied 0-0
The Las Vegas Aces are in a familiar place and the Dallas Wings are in an unfamiliar one as the WNBA semifinals get under way.
The defending champion and top-seeded Aces will host the fourth-seeded Wings in Game 1 of a best-of-five series Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas swept No. 8 Chicago in the first round and Dallas swept No. 5 Atlanta for its first playoff series victory since 2009 when the franchise was in Detroit.
Reigning MVP A’ja Wilson scored a Las Vegas postseason-record 38 points and added 16 rebounds and four blocks in a 92-70 victory in Game 2.
Wilson made 15 of 23 field-goal attempts and eight of 10 free throws.
Las Vegas finished off the Sky on Sept. 17 and Dallas finished off the Dream two days later with a 101-74 victory.
The Wings, who overcame a 20-point first-half deficit to win Game 1 94-82, broke the franchise record for margin of victory in the postseason in Game 2.
Las Vegas defeated Dallas 3-1 in the regular-season series.
Wings coach Latricia Trammell said “words can’t express” her feelings about her team’s first-round victory.