Defending champion Aces start WNBA playoffs with 87-59 win over Sky, because the Solar defeat Lynx 90-60

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The Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Solar opened their playoff collection with commanding wins over the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx, respectively.

A’ja Wilson celebrates after blocking a shot from the Chicago Sky. Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Assessment-Journal by way of AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chelsea Grey had 20 factors and 7 assists, Jackie Younger added 18 factors and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces beat the Chicago Sky 87-59 on Wednesday night time to start a WNBA playoff collection.

The defending champion Aces host Sport 2 of the best-of-three collection on Sunday. Las Vegas, which had the very best document within the league at 34-6, has received all 4 matchups with Chicago this season.

Kelsey Plum scored 16 factors and A’ja Wilson had 14 factors, eight rebounds and 4 blocks for Las Vegas. Alysha Clark added 13 factors.

The Aces protection held Chicago to 33% capturing.

Solar 90, Lynx 60

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 17 factors and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds as Connecticut routed Minnesota within the opener of their best-of-three collection.

Alyssa Thomas added 15 factors and 10 assists for the Solar, who earned the No. 3 seed after going 27-13 within the common season. Sport 2 will probably be in Connecticut don Sunday.

The Solar went 16 of 30 from 3-point vary.

Kayla McBride had 16 factors for the Lynx.