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Aces, Storm each get key player back for Game 3 of series

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Sep 24, 2020; Bradenton, Florida, USA; Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby (5) looks to pass during game 3 of the WNBA semi-finals against the Connecticut Sun at Feld Entertainment. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby will return to action for Sunday’s semifinal series game against the host Seattle Storm after missing nearly four weeks with a right knee injury.

Hamby, a two-time All-Star, sustained a bone contusion on the knee on Aug. 9 against the Atlanta Dream. Aces coach Becky Hammon said prior to Sunday’s contest that Hamby will play a limited role in Game 3 of the best-of-five series that is tied at 1-1.

Hamby, 28, averaged 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds in 34 games (32 starts) this season.

The Storm will have forward Gabby Williams (concussion) back after she missed the first two games of the series. Williams was listed in Seattle’s starting lineup.

Williams, 25, was injured in Game 2 of the Storm’s first-round playoff sweep of the Washington Mystics. She averaged 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while starting all 36 regular-season games.

–Field Level Media