Plum’s 77.8% shooting from the field is the highest field goal percentage in a 40-point game in WNBA history.
The Aces, who beat Minnesota by 21 and 31 earlier this season, clinched the Western Conference berth in the Commissioner’s Cup. Las Vegas (17-2), which passed its previous season high of 105 points on Plum’s sixth 3-pointer with 3:30 to play, is averaging more than 92 points a game, a point behind the WNBA record.
Las Vegas will face either Connecticut or New York in the Commissioner’s Cup title game.
Plum went 6-of-9 on 3-pointers and missed only one of her nine uncontested shots. She scored against six different Lynx defenders.
Las Vegas made 17 3-pointers and finished 43-72 (59.7%) overall. The Aces were without All-Star Candace Parker, who sat out with an ankle injury.
Napheesa Collier scored 18 points to lead the Lynx (9-10), who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Diamond Miller added 15 and Nikolina Milic 14 as five players reached double figures. Collier was 7-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers.
The Associated Press and ESPN Stats & Information research contributed to this story.