Plum and Howard clash in Las Vegas-Atlanta matchup

August 8, 2022 GMT

Atlanta Dream (14-18, 5-11 Eastern Conference) at Las Vegas Aces (23-10, 14-3 Western Conference)

Las Vegas; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Two of the league’s best scorers, Kelsey Plum and Rhyne Howard, meet when Las Vegas and Atlanta face off. Plum is second in the WNBA averaging 20.2 points per game and Howard ranks 10th in the league averaging 16.0 points per game.

The Aces are 10-5 in home games. Las Vegas is 9-6 against opponents with a winning record.

The Dream are 6-10 in road games. Atlanta averages 15.6 turnovers per game and is 3-9 when turning the ball over less than opponents.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Dream won 92-76 in the last matchup on July 20.

TOP PERFORMERS: Plum is shooting 41.5% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Aces, while averaging 20.2 points and five assists. A’ja Wilson is averaging 21.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks over the past 10 games for Las Vegas.

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Howard is scoring 16.0 points per game and averaging 4.6 rebounds for the Dream. Cheyenne Parker is averaging 12.7 points and 6.6 rebounds over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES: Aces: 7-3, averaging 86.3 points, 35.5 rebounds, 20.2 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 78.8 points per game.

Dream: 4-6, averaging 79.8 points, 35.5 rebounds, 18.6 assists, 6.8 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 83.0 points.

INJURIES: Aces: None listed.

Dream: Nia Coffey: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.