Game: Connecticut Sun vs Las Vegas Aces

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024

Location: Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, NV


The Las Vegas Aces (6-6) host the Connecticut Sun (13-1) at Michelob Ultra Arena on Friday.

The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Los Angeles Sparks and went home with a win by a final score of 79-70 in their last contest. Connecticut finished the game with a 52.3% field goal percentage (34 of 65) and made 4 out of their 10 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Sun made 7 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 27 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 22 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to defending, Connecticut allowed 50.0% from the floor on 26 of 52 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 19 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Los Angeles snagged 26 boards (4 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 12 of 18 shots. They also buried 6 out of their 17 tries from 3-point land.

DeWanna Bonner is someone who was a factor for the contest. She ended up with 16 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. She played 31 mins and totaled 7 boards. Bonner went 50.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.

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Connecticut comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 13-1 for the year. They average 80.9 points per contest (6th in basketball) while going 44.6% from the floor. The Sun are connecting on 30.4% on 3-pointers (70 of 230) and 76.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Connecticut is collecting 33.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 273 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 11.9 times per game and as a team they commit 16.9 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Sun are forcing 16.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 fouls. The Sun defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.5% (224 of 265) and they surrender 30.5 boards per contest as a team. They are 4th in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 258 surrendered for the year. They are giving up 29.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points per game allowed (70.7).

When they last stepped on the court, the Las Vegas Aces got the victory with a final of 94-83 against the Seattle Storm. The Aces were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Storm were called for 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Aces to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.2%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Las Vegas knocked down 8 out of 20 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Aces shot 35 out of 63 from the field which gave them a rate of 55.6%. The Aces permitted the Storm to bury 31 of 70 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for the matchup. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by hitting 4 out of 16 and finished the contest at 17 of 19 at the charity stripe (89.5%). In relation to team rebounding, Las Vegas permitted Seattle to pull down 32 in total (7 on the offensive glass).

Jackie Young ended up being a major contributor for the Aces in this game. She made 11 out of 19 for this contest for a field goal rate of 57.9%, and added 4 rebounds. Young accumulated 32 points in her 35 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the contest.

Las Vegas has a mark of 6-6 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Aces are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the league. Las Vegas has earned 1,042 points on the year (86.8 per game) and they average 34.7 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 19.7 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. The Aces are committing 16.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 85.2% from the charity stripe. The Aces on defense are ranked 9th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 85.7. They are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the floor (10th in basketball). The Las Vegas defense allows 39.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (118 of 300) and their opposition knocks down 80.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 21.2 assists and 35.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 10th and 7th in the WNBA.