The Las Vegas Aces won their first WNBA championship in franchise history by beating the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
The Aces were led by WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year A’ja Wilson who was named WNBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year for the 2022 season.
“I always felt like Vegas set the standard, maybe because that’s the only time I’ve been on,” Wilson said. “When you have an owner like Mark [Davis] so dialed in and trustworthy of you and figuring out what can we do better, how can we do more or get people wanting to come to Vegas or just wanting to play better, the sky is the limit for our franchise.”
Finals MVP Chelsea Gray scored a game-high 20 points and Riquna Williams (#2) scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Aces to a 78-71 road win.
The Aces also became the first major professional sports team to win a championship for Las Vegas.
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 18, 2022
Las Vegas putting its wattage into congratulating the WNBA champion Aces.
Tonight they clinched the city’s first major pro sports team title.
— Rachel Bachman (@Bachscore) September 19, 2022