Las Vegas Aces lead the league thanks to high-octane offense

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Becky Hammon has the Las Vegas Aces firing on all cylinders in her debut season as head coach of the WNBA team.

The Aces sit atop the WNBA standings with an 8-1 record, backed by a fiery offense.

All five Las Vegas starters finished in the double figures in the Aces’ 83-76 win over the Chicago Sky Saturday, with A’ja Wilson notching 22 points and 16 rebounds and Kelsey Plum draining 19 points, including two shots from beyond the arc. Plum currently leads the WNBA in threes made with 28.

The Aces lead the league in most offensive stats, including points per game at 92.1 and field goal percentage at 46.5 percent.

In a shift from seasons past, Las Vegas has built out its perimeter game under Hammon, leading the WNBA in three-pointers made at 89 and three-point percentage, averaging 39.4 percent from deep.

The team’s impressive performance earns the Ace’s a 110.7 offensive rating, the best in the WNBA.

Las Vegas is indisputably the team to beat, with the Aces looking like a well-oiled machine ahead of their matchup against Eastern Conference leaders Connecticut on Tuesday.