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WNBA Preview: Las Vegas Aces (28-4) at Atlanta Dream (16-16)

The Las Vegas Aces will aim to rebound from a rare loss when they open a four-game road trip against the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night in College Park, Ga.

The league-leading Aces (28-4) capped a frenzied stretch of five games in nine days with a 78-72 home setback to the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Included in that span was an 82-63 loss to the New York Liberty on Tuesday in the championship game of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup, although that result doesn’t count in the standings.

A’ja Wilson collected 25 points and nine rebounds in Las Vegas’ setback to Los Angeles. The Sparks shot a robust 52.8 percent from the floor (28-of-53), as opposed to just 36.0 percent (27-of-75) for the Aces.

Kelsey Plum made just 4 of 13 shots to score 12 points, while Chelsea Gray sank just 4 of 12 attempts to finish with 10.

Wilson certainly made her presence felt to help the Aces defeat the Dream in their three previous meetings this season. The two-time WNBA MVP averaged 20.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in those contests, all Las Vegs victories.

Atlanta (16-16) snapped a three-game skid on Friday due in large part to Cheyenne Parker and Allisha Gray. Parker scored a career-high 29 points and Gray added 20 in a 78-67 victory over the Chicago Sky.

The Dream pulled out the win despite the absences of Rhyne Howard (nose) and Nia Coffey (hand). Howard averages 17.5 points per game, tied with Gray for top honors on the club.

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