The top-seeded Las Vegas Aces look to advance to the WNBA Finals, while the Seattle Storm look to keep their postseason playoff alive Tuesday night in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinal series in Seattle. .
The Aces, who hold a 2-1 series lead after a wild 110-98 victory in overtime on Sunday, are chasing their first title in franchise history. The Storm, however, will not go quietly as they look to capture their fifth WNBA championship and extend the legendary career of 13-time All-Star Sue Bird, who announced she will retire at the end of this season. A Seattle victory would send the series back to Las Vegas for a decisive Game 5 on Thursday.
Follow along with On Her Turf for live updates during tonight’s Game 4 matchup.
Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm: First Quarter Live Updates
10:00 Q1: The Aces win the kickoff as Game 4 of the semi-final showdown between the Las Vegas Aces and the Seattle Storm kicks off in Washington on the opposite side of the country, the Connecticut Sun wrapped up a must-win Game 4. theirs against the Chicago Sky, winning 104-80. DeWanna Bonner and Courtney Williams each recorded 19 points, while Alyssa Thomas added 14. The series returns to Chicago for the deciding Game 5 on Thursday at 8 pm ET.
9:15 Q1: Kelsey Plum makes back-to-back layups to give Las Vegas a 4-0 lead.
7:11 Q1: Sue Bird ends a 7-0 run in Seattle with a 3-pointer from 25 feet (video below).
SUEEEEE 🗣 Game 4 is underway on ESPN2 🍿 pic.twitter.com/y2xmswG8fr
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 7, 2022
5:35 Q1: Breanna Stewart follows up a 24-foot 3-pointer with a driving layup as the Storm go on a 12-0 run. Seattle leads 12-7 when Las Vegas calls a timeout.
Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm – Leading Scorers Before Game 4
Highest ace scorers (average points):
- kelsey plum20.2
- A’ja Wilson19.5
- jackie young15.9
- chelsea gray13.7
- Dearica Hamby9.3
Storm leading scorers (point average):
- breanna stewart21.8
- jewel loyd16.3
- tina charles14.8
- Ezi Magbegor9.5
- your bird7.8
What they’re saying ahead of Game 4 between the Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm:
from seattle your bird on rebounding from Game 3 loss: “You just do it. I don’t think any of us have forgotten that, but at the same time, the beauty of sports, once the ball tips, you can stay in that moment. Once the game goes, you are so in the game. I think the same kind of logic applies to recovering from a loss like the one we had the other night. You think about it, you think about it, and once the ball tips, you just play the game.”
aces head coach becky hammond on facing four-time champion Storm: “You’re going to need a cushion against this team, because they’re not going anywhere. They will always make a run, they will never leave. So it’s about being locked in for the whole game and executing.”
storm ahead breanna stewart Regarding the mindset for Game 4: “We just have to learn from today and carry that into Game 4. You know, our backs are against the wall now, so to speak, and it’s win or go home.”
Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson on key to winning Game 3: “This is what we do. At the end of the day, we have to stay locked in. We’re playing in a tough place to play, but this is how champions are born. … So for us, we just have to stay locked into who we are. And I think the most important thing is what Chelsea [Gray] He said: Just keep your composure. We’re playing the Seattle team that’s been here before, that can stir up the storm, no pun intended, and the most important thing for us is to be mentally strong in those situations.”
Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm: how to watch tonight’s game
- WNBA Semifinal Game #4: ESPN2 (10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. local time)