The WNBA opened on Friday night, and Saturday saw a more extensive set of games take over. No game was more eye-popping than the matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm. Fortunately for the Aces, the reigning WNBA Champions weren’t receiving an all-time beatdown.

Vegas opened the season with a historic defeat: they won by 41 points! And according to ESPN Stats & Info, that mark is significant.

“The Aces 41-point win on Saturday vs. Storm is the largest by any team in a season opener in WNBA history,” the database noted. The Aces scorched the Storm and proved to be too much for them to handle.

The margin of victory was absurd and impressive. So was the stat sheet! The Athletic tweeted how the Aces’ starters did. Spoiler alert: Very well! Jackie Young and Kelsey Plum each scored 23 points.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Gray scored 14. A’ja Wilson chipped in 13, and finally, Candace Parker scored 12. A prodigious day, to say the least, for the W’s reigning champions.

Las Vegas tipped off its WNBA season, sending basketball fans into a tizzy. Plenty had a lot to say after the historic victory.

The Aces look like they will be a force again in the W this season. Many teams will be out to get the reigning champions, but it looks like you’ll need all you can get to beat or challenge them.

[ESPN Stats & Info]

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