Can Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson Create WNBA History?

Published 09/06/2023, 3:53 PM EDT

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Vegas is experiencing a sports renaissance, and the 2022 WNBA champions Aces are at the forefront of this transformation. Last year, the Aces secured Las Vegas’ inaugural major professional sports title, paving the way for other teams’ success. While the Sin City still needs an NBA team, the Las Vegas Aces have had a phenomenal 2023 season, securing their spot in the playoffs with a historic run.

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Spectacular season for Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson

A’ja Wilson is set to extend incredible regular season form to the playoffs when it matters the most. Wilson has played every game this regular season. While averaging a career-high 22.3 points, 9.6 Rebounds, and 2.2 Blocks, the Aces forward has delivered an astonishing run in the regular season.

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Aces stars Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson have led the team with a remarkable 32-6 record. They’ve already surpassed the 2014 Phoenix Mercury’s record for the most wins in WNBA history. This season, the WNBA extended the total games to 40, providing the Aces with ample opportunities to advance their record.

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A’ja Wilson, the Aces’ two-time MVP and team superstar, has been instrumental in their success. In a historic moment, Wilson equaled the single-game scoring record with an incredible 53-point performance against the Atlanta Dream. Her consistent excellence on the court has powered the Aces to victory time and again.

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Aces’ remarkable success has catapulted Las Vegas into the spotlight as a bona fide sports town. The city has basked in the glory of their championship win. The celebration continues as the Aces embark on another promising playoff journey on September 12th. Meanwhile, the NHL’s Golden Knights recently clinched the Stanley Cup, adding to the city’s growing sports legacy.

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As the Aces continue their impressive form, they’re not just aiming to make it to the playoffs; they’re eyeing a successful title defense. Should the Aces win the 2023 WNBA championship, it’d be the first successful title defense since the 2002 LA Sparks. Kelsey Plum and Wilson-led Aces are determined to create history and etch their names among the league’s greatest champions.

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Considering their form, will Plum and Wilson lead the Aces to the first back-to-back championships in the franchise’s history? Let us know in the comments below!

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Mohammad Almas Saad is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Almas has over four years of experience writing about the sport he loves. He began right after college and has composed more than 500 stories.
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