Elizabeth Williams leads Dream over Aces 78-74

The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Elizabeth Williams had 20 points, eight rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in the Atlanta Dream's 78-74 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night.

The Aces (20-13) gave the Chicago Sky (19-13) a chance to overtake them for the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye. Las Vegas holds the tiebreaker over Chicago and can still wrap up the fourth seed with a win in the season finale Sunday at Phoenix.

A'ja Wilson scored 19 points for Las Vegas.

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The Dream (8-25) took their first lead at 63-62 on Marie Gulich's layup with 5:10 left. Renee Montgomery's 3-pointer made it 68-62 and capped a 9-0 run for Atlanta.

Wilson made a pair of free throws to pull the Aces to 76-74 with 23 seconds left, but Alex Bentley answered with a pair of free throws four seconds later and Las Vegas missed its final three shots.

Atlanta avoided securing the worst record in the WNBA this season, although that distinction still looms with either a loss to the New York Liberty in the season finale or a Liberty victory over Indiana on Friday.

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