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Los Angeles Sparks Rally to Defeat Las Vegas Aces 96-92 in Thrilling Comeback

by Emily Clark

The Los Angeles Sparks secured a dramatic 96-92 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday night, marking their first back-to-back wins of the season. Despite a strong start by the Aces, who opened the game with 14 consecutive points and led 22-7 early, the Sparks clawed back to take control.

Las Vegas maintained a slim 44-43 advantage at halftime, largely due to A’ja Wilson’s stellar performance, contributing 16 points in the first half. However, the third quarter saw a significant shift in momentum. The Sparks launched a 16-6 run, highlighted by Kia Nurse’s three-pointer, to capture a 59-50 lead with 5:39 left in the period. Cameron Brink extended the lead to 67-57 with a trey, and Los Angeles entered the final quarter with a 74-65 advantage.

Stephanie Talbot’s jumper put the Sparks up 78-71 with 8:29 remaining. The Aces responded with an impressive 11-point streak, capped by five points from Kelsey Plum, reclaiming an 82-78 lead with 4:24 on the clock. Yet, the Sparks countered swiftly. Rae Burrell’s consecutive three-pointers were part of an eight-point run that gave Los Angeles an 86-82 lead with 2:47 to play.

A crucial three-point play by Rickea Jackson expanded the Sparks’ lead to 91-86 with 1:42 left. Although Wilson’s last-second three-pointer brought the Aces within two points at 94-92, Aari McDonald’s two free throws in the final second sealed the Sparks’ victory.

The Sparks displayed efficient shooting, converting 49.2% of their field goals, including 10 of 25 from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, the Aces shot 44.1% from the field and 11 of 26 from three-point range.

Wilson led the Aces with 31 points, eight rebounds, and a season-high six blocks, setting a league record by scoring at least 20 points for the 14th consecutive game. Plum added 24 points, and Tiffany Hayes contributed 17 off the bench. Kate Martin scored 13 points for Las Vegas, who were without Chelsea Gray (foot) and Jackie Young (illness).

For the Sparks, Dearica Hamby had a standout performance with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. Jackson and McDonald each scored 16 points, spearheading the comeback from an early 15-point deficit.

The game was part of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup, with Los Angeles improving to 2-2 in these matchups, while Las Vegas fell to 1-2. The Aces, now at 5-4, have lost three of their last four games, whereas the Sparks, now 4-7, seem to be finding their stride.

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Susie June 10, 2024 - 12:26 AM


Dearica Hamby 18pts, 10reb, 5ast
Cameron Brink 8pts, 6reb, 1ast, 5 blocks
Rickea Jackson 16pts, 5reb, 1ast, 1 block
Aari Mcdonald 16pts, 2reb, 2ast
Rae Burrell 7pts in 5 min

Two dubs in a row 🔥🔥

DeAndre June 10, 2024 - 12:25 AM

Rickea Jackson: 16 points, 5 rebounds, one assist and one block.

Cameron Brink: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 5 BLOCKS!!!

The rookie were HOOPIN!!! 🫶🏻


Trinity June 10, 2024 - 12:24 AM

Cameron Brink had five blocks tonight.

Lucy June 10, 2024 - 12:24 AM

Sparks stun the defending champions at home and get their 4th win of the season.

Cameron Brink ties a career high of 5 blocks.

Rickea with 7 points in the fourth quarter tying her career high in points.

Clutch buckets by Burrell and McDonald.

What a night by the girls 💜💛

JP June 10, 2024 - 12:23 AM

Cameron Brink not even the best rookie on her own team and people forcin her into Caitlin Clark talks now that’s white privilege my brothers and sisters

Julia June 10, 2024 - 12:23 AM

Can’t believe we got Rickea and Cameron Brink in the same draft, we’re blessed🙏🏼

Guru June 10, 2024 - 12:22 AM

I’ve been telling people that when it’s all said and done, the best talent out of this rookie draft class maybe Rickea Jackson

Also, Cameron Brink might make 1st team all-defense in her rookie year

Great win for the Sparks, even if LV was short-handed


Tasha June 10, 2024 - 12:21 AM

Rickea Jackson was an automatic bucket in the 4th. That “too small” gesture was a game highlight. Cameron Brink’s defense [great contests, 5 blocks, & 4 fouls in 27 min (good for her)] was elite. Rae Burrell w/clutch shooting in the 4th. Hamby & McDonald continue to be great.

Cara June 10, 2024 - 12:21 AM

Cameron Brink Against The Aces
8 Points
6 Rebounds
5 Blocks 🤯
Amazing Game Defensively And A Solid Game On Offense And Most Importantly An Important Contributor To Beating The Defeating Champs! #TheNewClassic 

Aaron June 10, 2024 - 12:19 AM

This week’s WNBA Rookie Ladder

Caitlin Clark
Cameron Brink
Angel Reese
Kate Martin
Rickea Jackson

Honorable: Aaliyah Edwards

Warren June 10, 2024 - 12:19 AM

And yah talking bout Reese and Clark but the real best player is Cameron Brink she will win defensive player of the year

Chris June 10, 2024 - 12:17 AM

6’4” rookie Cameron Brink has 30 blocks in 11 games. Her blocks per 40 minutes ranks #9 all time in the WNBA. Only two players, 7’1” Margo Dydek and 6’9” Brittney Griner, have had seasons with a higher block rate.


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