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Aces match WNBA record with 18 made 3-pointers in blowout win over Sparks

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The Las Vegas Aces went off on Monday night, and matched a pair of rare WNBA feats in the process.

The Aces cruised to a dominant 104-76 win over the Los Angeles Sparks, which marked their fifth straight win and got them to 7-1 on the season. They made 18 combined 3-pointers in the blowout win, which set a franchise record and matched a league record for the most 3-pointers ever made in a single game.

They had six different players with at least two made shots from behind the arc, too — which is something only one other team has done before in WNBA history.

The Aces just barely got the final 3-pointer to fall, too. Aisha Sheppard sank her first bucket from the 3-point line with less than 18 seconds to go in the contest.

As a team, they went 18-of-38 from the 3-point line.

The Aces had the game seemingly under control from the jump. They held the Sparks to just 19 points in the first quarter and ended the period on a 28-3 run. From there, they led the entire rest of the way en route to the 28-point win.

Kelsey Plum led the way shooting 5-of-8 from the 3-point line, and Chelsea Gray went 4-of-6. A’ja Wilson, Kierstan Bell, Theresa Plaisance and Jackie Young all added two. Wilson led the team in scoring with 24 points, 14 of which came in the first period. She had made only three 3-pointers in her career before Monday night, too. They shot nearly 56% from the field as a unit.

Chennedy Carter led the Sparks with 17 points off the bench. Jordin Canada added 11 points, and Liz Cambage finished with 10 points. They were the only three to score in double figure for Los Angeles, which made just five 3-pointers as a team. The Sparks have now lost five straight.

Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces
Kelsey Plum hit five of the Aces 18 made 3-pointers on Monday night, which set a franchise record. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)