The Las Vegas Aces, leaders of the Western Conference, moved Sunday at the Seattle Storm, second in the same conference. The Nevada franchise won there (89-81), carried by Aja Wilson (29 points). The French Iliana Rupert, pivot of the Aces, remained on the sidelines.
In the ranks of the Storm, Breanna Stewart hovered, with 35 points and 10 rebounds. Gabby Williams, the French winger, played 33 minutes, for six points scored and as many rebounds and assists made. In defense, she also cracked a block and two interceptions.
Farewell to Seattle by Sue Bird
The match was also marked by Sue Bird’s farewell to the Storm audience. The legendary 41-year-old, five-time Olympic champion and four-time WNBA titleholder with Seattle, will end her career at the end of the season. She played her last home game on Sunday. The 18,000 spectators present gave him a standing ovation, chanting ” Thank you Sue ».
One week from the end of the regular season, Las Vegas and Seattle have already qualified for the play-offs. Two places remain to be taken in the West, between Dallas, Phoenix, Minnesota and Los Angeles. In the Eastern Conference, Chicago, Connecticut and Washington also have their ticket. Atlanta and New York are competing for the last remaining spot.