Jackie Young scored a career-high 27 points, A’ja Wilson had 16 points and nine rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-79 on Wednesday night.
Dearica Hamby’s layup with 96 seconds remaining put the Aces (3-2) ahead 80-79. Phoenix’s next offensive possession ended when Britney Griner committed an offensive foul.
It was attack mode all night for <a href=”https://twitter.com/JackieYoung3?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@JackieYoung3</a> 😤<br><br>Got to the free throw line often too and went a perfect 7-for-7!<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CountIt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#CountIt</a> <a href=”https://t.co/bO84U3pOjw”>pic.twitter.com/bO84U3pOjw</a>
Skylar Diggins-Smith then fouled Riquna Williams on a 3-point attempt and Williams made three free throws for a four-point lead.
Liz Cambage blocked Shey Peddy’s reverse layup attempt with 32 seconds left, and forced Phoenix to foul, Young made two free throws to seal it.
The Mercury had a brief scare just before halftime when Griner went to the floor after getting hit in the chest by Cambage on a post-up move. She returned to finish with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Diggins-Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
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