Thanks to a 79-71 win in game 4 of the WNBA Finals Sunday night, the Las Vegas Aces clinched the first championship in franchise history and their first major professional sports title for the year. city.
The Aces won the series 3-1 against the Connecticut Sun and ended a sensational year for the franchise and freshman coach Becky Hammon.
After finishing the regular season with a league-best record, the Aces went 8-2 in the knockout stages, beating Phoenix (2-0), Seattle (3-1) and Connecticut (3, respectively). -first).
Hammon is also the first rookie coach to win a WNBA title. Prior to this season, she had never worked as a head coach at any level. She spent several years as an assistant coach with the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
Chelsea Gray led the Aces on Sunday with a high 20 in the game, while Riquna Williams had 17 points coming on from the bench in 22 minutes.
Gray was also named the MVP of the WNBA Finals after averaging 18.2 points in 4 games, while adding 24 assists, 12 rebounds, 1 block and 4 steals.