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Aces score 33 second-quarter points to ease past Liberty

Kelsey Plum scored 18 points with seven assists, A’ja Wilson had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 103-76 on Thursday night.

Liz Cambage added 13 points and nine boards, and Chelsea Gray had 15 points with six assists for Las Vegas (10-3), which routed New York for a second straight game. Riquna Williams scored 11 and Ji-Su Park had three of Las Vegas' 10 blocked shots.

Las Vegas scored 33 points in second quarter to help build a 55-34 halftime lead. Betnijah Laney, Reshanda Gray and Michaela Onyenwere combined to score 32 of New York’s 34 first-half points and the rest of the Liberty were 1 for 19 from the field.

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage (8) shoots to score over New York Liberty forward Reshanda Gray and others during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (L.E. BaskowLas Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Laney scored 20 points for New York (6-6). Gray had 17 points and Rebecca Allen added 14. Sabrina Ionescu, who played for the first time since June 5 due to an ankle injury, had one point, four rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes of play.

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Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) is pumped up after a score and a foul by New York Liberty forward Kylee Shook (24) during the first quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (L.E. BaskowLas Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Las Vegas Aces center JiSu Park (19) shoots while fouled by New York Liberty forward Reshanda Gray (1) during the second quarter of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (L.E. BaskowLas Vegas Review-Journal via AP)