Aside from the 88-78 defeat in Seattle on Tuesday night, Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum is the first WNBA All-Star to be the starter of the July League's midsummer classic. There is a reason.
Plum, who will play Friday night in Minneapolis against Minnesota Lynx, has an average career record of 20.5 points, 5.5 assists per game, and canned 42.8% of the 3 points. .. It was the first time in her professional career that she resembled a star in Washington.
Even a 16-point, 6-turnover performance against Seattle doesn't spoil the season Plum is building under Becky Hammon in his first year.
"If you look at the numbers, the number of points per minute, and the number of assists per minute, I think it's pretty close to last season," Plum said. "Really, it's about opportunities. The coach has a slightly different role for me."
Last year, Plum, who won the sixth Woman of the Year, played about 26 minutes per game. did. This year she works nearly 35 minutes per game. Her playing time is like a player's food, and the plums get full every time.
And Hamon says Plum earned her extra for unselfish play.
"Her growth was only her willingness to pass and play her teammates," Hamon said. "She's doing a lot of other things, so it keeps her from defending."
Las Vegas (14-5) is tied to Chicago for the league's best record. However, Minnesota (6-14) now lives near the basement of the Western Conference. However, Lynx has a favorable schedule, with eight out of ten at home, and past history is very close to their side.
Minnesota appeared ready for a strong run later in the season when he filled Dallas 92-64 at home on Tuesday night. Moria Jefferson built the history of the franchise with Lynx's first triple-double — 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
"That's what you remember," she said.
This is the first of a two-game series between teams. They will play again in Minneapolis on Sunday night.
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