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The Aces avoid a second half Sparks come back to slide past LA 86-82

Bradenton, FL- The Las Vegas Aces hold on late to scrap out a victory against the Los Angeles Sparks, 86-82.

With under .60 seconds left in regulation, the Aces were up five and had to stop Candace Parker and the Sparks from completing a second-half comeback. After Chelsea Gray hit a jumper to cut the Aces' lead to three, the Aces air-balled a potential game-ending shot. Parker threw an outlet pass to Gray, who attempted to take a fadeaway jumper after separating herself from her defender. The shot was short and the Aces escape another close game going down to the wire.

Aja Wilson and Angel McCoughtry combined for 50 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists. The Aces showed that they could pull out a grind out victory against a team that defends the perimeter and the paint well. The Aces got the shots that they wanted and put a lot of pressure on the Sparks guards, as they grabbed 10 turnovers in the second half to get the win.

Angel McCoughtry passed Katie Douglas for 14th place on the WNBA's career scoring leaders chart. She now has 5,564 career points, which is 7 behind DeLisha Milton-Jones in 13th place (5,571 points). The Aces' next game will be on Sunday against the New York Liberty.

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