Candace Parker has big game, but Sky fall to Aces

Parker had 30 points and 14 rebounds, but the Sky suffered a 90-83 loss on Thursday night.

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Sky star Candace Parker had 30 points and 14 rebounds in the loss Thursday against the Aces.

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Kelsey Plum, Riquna Williams and A’ja Wilson each scored 21 points and the Las Vegas Aces held on to beat the Sky 90-83 on Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Chelsea Gray added 13 points for the Aces (20-7). Las Vegas used a 14-0 run to close the first quarter and maintained control until late in the third quarter of the game.

Courtney Vandersloot made a 3-pointer, followed with a three-point play before Candace Parker made a layup and a tip-in and Chicago’s 10-0 run made reduced it to 69-65 to end the third.

Stefanie Dolson’s 3 with 7:25 left gave Chicago (14-14) its first lead since early in the first before the Aces outscored it 19-10 to seal it.

Parker had 30 points and 14 rebounds for the Sky.

The Aces were without center Liz Cambage who tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed in the WNBA’s health and safety protocols.

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