A’ja Wilson scored 30 points to lead the top-seeded Aces to a win over the No. 4 Dallas Wings on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals at Michelob Ultra Arena.
Wilson was third behind the Liberty’s Brenna Stewart and the Sun’s Alyssa Thomas. Wilson even received one fourth-place vote.
The Commissioner’s Cup championship game and the All-Star game are not being considered for this list.
The top-seeded Aces are regularly complimented for their versatile offense, but coach Becky Hammon praised the team’s versatile defense ahead of Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals.
Aces guard Jackie Young was an egregious omission from the WNBA’s recently announced all-defensive teams. She’s one of the best two-way players in the league.
A’ja Wilson propelled the No. 1-seeded Aces to a dominant Game 1 win to open the WNBA semifinals against the No. 4 Dallas Wings on Sunday at Michelob Ultra Arena.
The No. 1-seeded Aces host the No. 4 Dallas Wings, hoping to limit the impact of Dallas’ center rotation. Game 1 is Sunday at Michelob Ultra Arena.
The Aces forward became the eighth player in WNBA history to win the league’s defensive player of the year award multiple times Friday.
Alysha Clark was selected as the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year on Monday, joining Kelsey Plum and Dearica Hamby as Aces who have won the award.
The top-seeded Aces beat the No. 8 Chicago Sky in Game 2 of their first-round series Sunday, advancing to the WNBA semifinals.
The top-seeded Aces had one of their best defensive performances of the season in Game 1 against the No. 8 Chicago Sky, with A’ja Wilson crediting center Kiah Stokes.
The Aces kicked their defensive effort into another gear Wednesday against the Chicago Sky, reflecting the difference in intensity that the postseason offers.
All-Star guard Chelsea Gray scored 20 points as the No. 1-seeded Aces comfortably beat the No. 8 Chicago Sky on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.
A back-to-back championship would bolster a banner year of unprecedented dominance in the WNBA’s modern era.