A'ja Wilson's first career 20/20 lifts Aces to 8th win in 9 games over Storm.

Champs are back, and A'ja Wilson leads. Wilson led the Las Vegas Aces to an 84-79 win over the Seattle Storm on Wednesday with 24 points, 20 rebounds, four blocks, three steals, and two assists.

Wilson has five All-Stars, two MVPs, and two Defensive Player of the Year accolades, but this is his first 20/20 game. Her rebounding record is best.  

The once-slumping Aces won their eighth straight after starting 6-6 in defence of their second straight WNBA title.  

The Aces climbed to 14-7 and moved 1/2 game ahead of the Storm for second place in the Western Conference after Wednesday's win.  

The Aces are 1.5 games behind the Minnesota Lynx and again a contender for the WNBA title. The Aces are one of five teams (Lynx, Storm, Liberty, Sun) with a.636 or greater victory percentage that might win the title.  

Seattle led Wednesday's game 17-13 in the first quarter and 36-30 at halftime. Aces ruled the third quarter. Jackie Young's 9-0 run helped them overcome a 41-34 hole and lead 54-45 late in the third. Las Vegas beat Seattle 30-19 in the quarter and never trailed.  

Storm reduced deficit to 80-76 in final minute. Wilson answered by making a contested turnaround jumper from the free-throw line while draped by six-time All-Defensive Team member Nneka Ogwumike.  

After being fouled on a 3-point attempt, Jewell Lloyd made three free throws to cut the Aces' lead to 82-79 with 45.1 seconds left. Las Vegas won the road game after Seattle didn't score again.  

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