Diggins-Smith, late run help Wings beat Aces 97-91
LAS VEGAS (AP) Skylar Diggins-Smith scored eight of her 29 points in the final 1:04 and added eight assists in the Dallas Wings’ 97-91 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.
Liz Cambage had 17 points and 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season, and Glory Johnson scored a season-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Dallas (7-7).
Kayla McBride scored a career-high 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting for Las Vegas (5-11). Rookie A’ja Wilson had 22 points, 15 rebounds and a season-best eight assists.
There were 18 ties and 22 lead changes before Aerial Powers hit a 3-pointer that gave Dallas a 90-89 lead with 2:43 to play and sparked an 8-0 run capped by Diggins-Smith’s step-back 3 with 1:04 remaining. Wilson made a jumper that trimmed the Aces’ deficit to 95-91 with 27.4 seconds left, but Diggins-Smith capped the scoring with two free throws.
It was the second of back-to-back games, and third in four days, for the Wings.