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Jonquel Jones’ career-high 34 points propel Liberty over Aces in WNBA Finals rematch

LAS VEGAS — Jonquel Jones scored a career-high 34 points, Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu each had a double-double and the New York Liberty pulled away in the second half to beat the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces 90-82 on Saturday.

Ionescu finished with 15 points and 12 assists and Stewart added 14 points and 12 rebounds for New York (12-2).

Betnijah Laney-Hamilton had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Jonquel Jones #35 of the New York Liberty gestures after hitting a 3-pointer against the Las Vegas Aces as Breanna Stewart #30 of the Liberty looks on in the fourth quarter of their game at Michelob ULTRA Arena.


Jonquel Jones of the New York Liberty gestures after hitting a 3-pointer against the Las Vegas Aces.Getty Images

Jackie Young #0 of the Las Vegas Aces fouls Breanna Stewart #30 of the New York Liberty in the second quarter of their game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on June 15, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces fouls Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty in the second quarter.Getty Images
Las Vegas (6-6) has lost four of its last five games.

Kelsey Plum hit a floater that gave the Aces a 53-47 lead with 6:33 left in the third quarter.

They then went scoreless for nearly five minutes.

New York responded with a 14-0 run, including six points from Jones, to take the lead for good.

Kate Martin hit a 3-pointer to break the Las Vegas scoring drought with 1:47 left in the period and A’ja Wilson followed with a bucket in the lane that cut the deficit to 61-58 but the Aces got no closer.

Sabrina Ionescu #20 of the New York Liberty drives against Alysha Clark #7 of the Las Vegas Aces.
Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty drives against Alysha Clark of the Las Vegas Aces.Getty Images

Breanna Stewart #30 of the New York Liberty shoots against Alysha Clark #7 of the Las Vegas Aces in the first quarter.
Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty shoots against Alysha Clark #7 of the Las Vegas Aces in the first quarter.Getty Images
Plum led Las Vegas with 22 points and Wilson finished with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Alysha Clark added 13 points, Jackie Young had 10 points and six assists and Kiah Stokes grabbed 12 rebounds.