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FINAL:Fever start fast, run out of gas in loss to defending champs Las Vegas Fever vs Aces, indiana fever

FINAL:Fever start fast, run out of gas in loss to defending champs Las Vegas

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Indiana looked solid early on but the reigning WNBA champs were too much in the end.

The Fever were led by Kelsey Mitchell's 16 points. Indiana shot 43% from the floor. Las Vegas was at 48%.

Aces 99, Fever 80

Indiana's momentum slowed after the first. Caitlin Clark has eight points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Aces 88, Fever 68

Las Vegas has outscored Indiana in the fourth, 13-8. Kelsey Mitchell leads the Fever with 16 points while Aliyah Boston has 12 points.

Aces 85, Fever 64

The Aces have outscored the Fever to start the final period, 8-6. Lexie Hull and Erica Wheeler hit a 3s for Indiana.

Aces 80, Fever 62

A'Ja Wilson is really hurting the Fever in the third quarter. Wilson has 16 points in just the third and 27 in the game.

Kelsey Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to cut Las Vegas' lead to 10 points. Alysha Clark extended the lead to 12 with a layup at 2:17. Clark made a 3 at 1:34 for the Aces. Las Vegas is up 71-56, which is Las Vegas' largest lead of the game.

Las Vegas outscored Indiana in the third quarter, 26-18.

Aces 72, Fever 56

Kelsey Mitchell opened the second half with a jumper. Caitlin Clark followed that with a 3-pointer at 9:13 to pull Indiana within three. A'Ja Wilson scored five straight after that. Mitchell hit a 3 at 8:04. Wilson scored five more points for Las Vegas. Katie Lou Samuelson made a 3 as well.

Aces 58, Fever 49

Aces went on a 10-0 run. Aliyah Boston scored with 41 seconds left to slow Las Vegas a tad. Boston leads Indiana with 10 points and five rebounds.

Aces 46, Fever 38

Jackie Young hit a 3-pointer for Las Vegas coming out of the timeout. Aliyah Boston answered with a 14-foot jumper. The Aces went on a 7-0 run from there to take a 36-34 lead. Boston made a layup at 4:16 to tie things up. She has eight points.

Alysha Clark hit a 3-pointer for the Aces at 3:43 to take a 39-36 lead. A'Ja Wilson added to the lead at 2:56 with a layup.

Aces 41, Fever 36

Kelsey Plum opened the quarter with a four-foot shot at the 9:30 mark. Indiana went on a 4-0 run with back-to-back free throws from Caitlin Clark and a basket from NaLyssa Smith.

Fever 32, Aces 26

The Fever and Aces traded baskets. Aliyah Boston made a hook shot at 2:52. A little earlier, NaLyssa Smith made a jumper. Lexie Hull nailed a 3-pointer to give the Fever a 22-20 lead at 2:14. Kelsey Plum tied it up with a layup at 1:30.

Smith and Temi Fagbenle scored back-to-back baskets for Indiana.

Fever 28, Aces 24

A'Ja Wilson, the 2023 WNBA Finals MVP, scored the game's first points with a jumper. Aliyah Boston answered for Indiana with a jumper of her own. Las Vegas started the game on a 7-6 run. Temi Fagbenle scored four points during that span for the Fever.

From there, Jackie Young scored four straight points (all of which came off free throws from Jackie Young). Kelsey Mitchell stopped the run with a layup at 6:30. Wilson responded with a 15-foot jumper.

At the 5:57 mark, Mitchell drilled a 3-pointer. Less than 30 seconds later, Caitlin Clark hit a 3 of her own to give the Fever a 14-13 lead. Kelsey Plum answered with a 3-pointer for the Aces.

Aces 16, Fever 14

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