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A'ja Wilson Returns From Injury To Lead The Aces To A Playoff Berth

Former Gamecock A'ja Wilson comes back from an ankle injury and scores 25 points in a key win for the Aces.
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Former Gamecock A'ja Wilson acknowledges the crowd after she and the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Atlanta Dream 92-69 at State Farm Arena

CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) — A’ja Wilson returned from a nine-game absence to score 25 points off the bench, Liz Cambage had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 100-85 on Sunday night.

Wilson had not played since spraining her left ankle July 19. Kelsey Plum scored 12 points, and Kayla McBride added 10 to help the Aces (18-9) run their winning streak to three games.

McBride hit a 3-pointer to make it 41-38 late in the first half and Las Vegas led the rest of the way. Diamond DeShields made a layup to cut Chicago’s deficit to with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter but Cambage answered with a 3-point play and the Sky got no closer.

DeShields tied her career highs with 28 points and five 3-pointers, Cheyenne Parker added 16 points and Courtney Vandersloot had 11 points and nine assists for Chicago (15-11).