Las Vegas Aces beat Connecticut Sun by scoring 78 points in front of 71 and named the series by 3-1. Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Aces to win their first WNBA title in Game 4 on Sunday.
Gray was named MVP after averaging 18 points over the run. Riquna Williams scored 17 points, Kelsey Plum scored 16 points, Jackie Young scored 13 points, and league MVP A’ja Wilson scored 11 points in the match.
Aces finished on an 8-0 run, and as the buzzer sounded, Wilson grabbed the ball and stomped the floor. Wilson screamed We Champs at teammates as they pulled on their championship hats and T-shirts.
It is the first major sports title for a team from Las Vegas, and for Wilson, it is just the beginning. Wilson said in the on-court celebration, “You see it. You see it, and This is what we were building and doing, and This is it. I’m so happy right now.”
Courtney Williams scored 17 points, Alyssa Thomas had her second straight triple-double with 11 points, Jonquel Jones added 13 points, and DeWanna Bonner had 12 to lead Connecticut.
Aces coach Becky Hammon said They are unbelievable on the court, but they’re unbelievable humans, first and foremost, as they care for each other and invest in each other. It has been an absolute honor to be their coach, and I saw excellence and wanted to be a part of it.
Aces owner Mark Davis wasn’t with his football team on Sunday because he was in Connecticut to get a trophy. He said, Las Vegas, we are world champions.
Gray said as she broke into tears, I worked so hard for this, and my teammates are awesome. In the end, she also said They could keep that All-Star and first team, and I got the ring.