Las Vegas Aces beat Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Finals 3-1 to claim the first sport title for Las Vegas City. Follow for more NBA today news here!
WNBA Guard Chelsea Gray scored 20 points and 6 assists to help Aces win the series over Connecticut Sun in game 4 with the score of 78-71 to take home the league’s championship title. The women’s basketball championship is the first major sport professional championship for a club based in Las Vegas.
The finals MVP is crowned to Guard Chelsea Gray as she averaged 18.3 points and 6 assists per game throughout Aces playoffs run. Last year, Las Vegas Aces suffered an early exit in the playoffs after they fell to Phoenix Mercury in five games. Becky Hammon wrote another historic career as she won the WNBA title in her first season as head coach.
The Defensive Player of the Year A’JA Wilson expressed her feeling of winning the title as something “amazing”. “I say all the time, I wouldn’t be where I am today without my teammates. But winning a championship is something that no one can ever take from you and once you get that down, you are in the books forever.” She also added that this season is the moment she will never forget. Wilson also had a high praise on the Finals MVP Gray as she said in the ESPN broadcast during the Aces celebration, “When you got a point guard like Chelsea Gray, I’m not even worried about a damn thing.”
“We champs! We champs! We champs!” Wilson shouted as they pulled on their championship hats and T-shirts during the trophy ceremony preparation. Other than Wilson and Gray outstanding performances, Riquina Williams also added 17 points, Kelsey Plum 16 points, and Jacking Young with 13 points.
On the losing side, Courtney Williams tallied a 17 points effort together with Jonquel Jones 13 points, and Alyssa Thomas’ triple double in 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Connecticut Sun who already lost 2 WNBA finals for the past four seasons.
“Our team, we talk about it, that it’s going to hurt when you care as much as we do, and they put their hearts and soul into seasons,” Connecticut coach Curt Miller said. “When you come up short, it really hurts. That means that there was something that mattered and something special amongst that group of players when it hurts that much.” This is going to be the biggest motivational for the Connecticut Sun next season which will boost their morale to have another WNBA finals run and clinched another title, which they did not accomplish this season over the grit and grind Las Vegas Aces.
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