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Ace wins Storm to ruin Sue Bird's last home game of regular season

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Aja Wilson scored 29 points to beat the Seattle Storm 89-81 and the visiting Las Vegas Aces 89-81 on Sunday in Sue Bird's final regular season home game.

Wilson hit from the floor. He made 13 of 24 shots and added six rebounds to avoid a skid that the Ace (23-10) lost in his first three games of the season. helped me to Las Vegas was two games behind his No. 1 Chicago Sky in a 94-91 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.

Kelsey Plum scored 9 of 16 points in the 3rd quarter and he secured the win with 3 shots late in the 4th quarter. Chelsea Gray and Jackie Young scored 15 points each.

Breana Stewart scored her season-high 35 points, set in Seattle's 89-77 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday, and previously best of all, surpassing her 33 points. Stewart also recorded her 10 rebounds, Tina her Charles added her 19 points and her 9 boards, and the Storm (20-13) has her 5 losses in their last 8 games.

Byrd, who recorded nine points and six of her assists, spent her entire 19-year WNBA career playing in Seattle. Bird, a four-time WNBA champion and 13-time All-Star, previously announced that she would be retiring at the end of the season.

Bird shared videos from several players before the game of her I got emotional after being honored with a tribute. Mayor Bruce Harrell also declared Sunday "Sue Bird Day" in Seattle.

A franchise record 18,100 fans attended Sunday's game at Climate's Pledge Arena. It's also the biggest crowd for her WNBA game this season.

Stewart sank a 3-pointer to cut Las Vegas' lead to her 81-77 with 2:35 remaining, but Young responded with a layup on the other side.

Gray, who crossed the 3,000 career points mark in the second quarter, sank her short jumper to push the advantage to her 8 before Bird laid up in 54.5 seconds.

Plum sank his 3-pointer with 33.7 seconds remaining, ending any thoughts of a comeback.

– Field Level Media