Aces snatch commissioner’s cup berth

The Las Vegas Aces have already snatched their place in the Commissioner’s Cup.

The Aces reserved their place as representatives of the Western Conference with Winning 92-84 Over the Dallas Suites Wednesday afternoon at College Park Center in Dallas for Children’s Day. they 8-0 in cup competitionsa sign the Seattle Storm can’t pick up (4-4).

In the Eastern Conference, they could clinch the Chicago Sky (9-4, 7-0 Cup) this week. The holders of the NBA World Championships need the Connecticut Sun (10-4, 3-2) to lose to the Atlanta Dream (2-3) on Wednesday in order to be able to beat Atlanta on Friday.

second annual Commissioner’s Cup The team with the highest winning percentage in the Playing Cup will take place on Tuesday, July 26th on Amazon Prime. If there is a tie, a A series of tie-breakers Starting with recording live matches. The Aces won their first encounter against Sky, 83-76, in Chicago and hosted them again in Vegas on June 21.

Las Vegas (12-2) is the fastest and most winning team to snatch a sport to date. They did it on the 40th day of the season and with a solid record.

In the first iteration of the mid-season competition, the Connecticut Sun He grabbed his first ever berth on July 9 56 days per season. Connecticut was 8-1 (0.889) at the time of the decision. storm They decided their place Later that night at 7-2 (778) at that time. Seattle won the contest, 79-57, As the first match of the five-week Olympic rest period.

Aces in the league

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The Las Vegas ace belongs to the Commissioner’s Cup, where they can earn over $30,000 each with their victory. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Kelsey Bloom (27 points) and Aja Wilson (25) combined 52 points in Wednesday’s win. Wilson had four of the team’s six blocks. Derica Hamby scored 16 points and 12 rebounds and Chelsea Gray scored 16. Jackie Young was the only player out of the double with eight.

They won despite being off the rebound, 40-33, shooting 27.3% (6 of 22) from a 3-point range. Eric Ogunpoel scored 28 points for Dallas and Marina Mabry returned from Health and Safety Protocols to score 18 points off the bench. They came together to shoot 7 of 16 of 3.

Aces came to The season is at a historically offensive pace That cooled, but hardly. In an interview with broadcast team Wings that aired in the first half, first-year ace coach Becky Hammon said she had one non-negotiable with the team when she took over.

She remembers telling the team, “When you’re open, shoot.” “And when it’s not, pass it on.”

Their only losses were to the Washington Mystics, 89-76, on May 10, and the Connecticut Sun, 97-90, on June 2. They have averaged a league-best 90.8 points per game and are in second place with a score of 36.3%. On 119 three-pointers, top five total.

They host the struggling Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

What is the Commissioner’s Cup?

The competition was launched last season and was launched as part of the 2020 Leading Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Each team plays 10 matches dedicated to cup games at the conference. It is the first home game and the first away game a team plays against a conference opponent during the first half of the season.

The prize pool is $500,000 with players on the winning team earning at least $30,000 – More than half of the players are on start-up contracts of four years in the whole season. Players on the losing team will receive $10,000 each, and the best player in the game will receive an additional $5,000.

This year’s Games included activities and activations to encourage active, long-term participation in the civic process, including voting. Select organizations Receive donations for their team’s trophy.