Las Vegas Aces force Game 5 in WNBA semifinals

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The Las Vegas Aces aren’t done yet.

The Aces staved off elimination in the WNBA Playoffs on Wednesday, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 93-76. The series will now head to Game 5 on Friday, set to be played at 9 p.m. ET.

Chelsea Gray led the way for the Aces with 22 points and six assists while A’ja Wilson dropped 15 points and 12 rebounds for the double-double.

Riquna Williams and Kelsey Plum also factored heavily with 17 and 20 points respectively.

The game was blown open by Las Vegas in the third quarter as the team went on a 24-0 scoring run. Per Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the longest scoring run by a team facing elimination in WNBA history. It’s also just the second-longest run by any team in the Playoffs after the Atlanta Dream went on a 26-0 run in 2010.

Without Sophie Cunningham due to a calf strain, the Mercury also lost Kia Nurse just 39 seconds into the game with a right knee injury that coach Sandy Brondello said “does not look good.”

The winner of Game 5 will take on the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Finals after the Sky downed the Sun on Wednesday night.