Aces on upswing heading into meeting with Liberty

The Las Vegas Aces are just 4-9, but they have a couple things going for them heading into Friday's home game against the New York Liberty.

For one thing, they beat the Liberty recently, winning on New York's home court 78-63 on June 13. That game marked the return of Bill Laimbeer, who is in his first season as the Aces coach after coaching the Liberty last season.

"They run a lot of the same stuff we did last year," Laimbeer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week. "They've made a couple of adjustments, added a couple of things ... We're familiar with their stuff, and they're familiar with our stuff."