Game Recap: NaLyssa Smith Adds Fourth 20-Point Game This Year in Loss at Aces

LAS VEGAS – Fever forward NaLyssa Smith finished with a team-high 24 points, highlighted by a career-best 5-of-7 shooting clip from 3-point range, in Thursday’s 90-77 loss at the Las Vegas Aces. Indiana fell to 5-24, while the Aces improved to 19-8.

Victoria Vivians added 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Kelsey Mitchell ended the night with 10 points, her 24th game this season scoring in double figures, as well as seven assists.

Indiana opened the game with a 5-0 lead, but would never lead by more in the first of three regular season games against the Aces.

Rookie guard Lexie Hull checked in late in the second quarter for the first time since missing the last six games due to an injury. Hull finished with six points, one steal and one steal.

Aces forward A’ja Wilson was one of four Las Vegas starters who finished the game in double figures with 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting and eight rebounds. Chelsea Gray ended with a double-double finishing with 14 points and a season-high 12 assists. Jackie Young and Dearica Hamby each pitched in 16 and 10 points each. Hamby pulled down a team-high nine rebounds as Las Vegas won the rebounding battle, 43-33.

The Fever return home to play the first of four regular season home games at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET against the Dallas Wings

Sunday’s game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Indiana and will not be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page.