The Las Vegas Aces made WNBA history last night (October 18) by becoming the first team to win back-to-back championships in 21 years.
The Aces defeated the New York Liberty in Game 4 of a best-of-5 series last night 70-69.
Despite missing two key starters, point guard Chelsea Gray and center Kiah Stokes, who both showed up to Game 4 inside The Barclay’s center on crutches, the Aces managed to come back from down 12 points and secure a hard-fought victory.
Superstar Aces’ forward A’ja Wilson was named Finals MVP, and she earned every bit of it with her 24 points and 16 rebounds.
She became the first woman in WNBA history to score 20+ points and have 15+ rebounds in a Finals game.
A’ja Wilson made every clutch shot that needed to be made last night to get her team the win.
She is hands down the best player in the WNBA.
The Aces won the series 3-1, but the NY Liberty had their chance in the final seconds of the game to tie the series and send it to a Game 5, but the Aces’ defense proved to be too much.
Watch the last NY Liberty possession in Game 4 of the 2023 WNBA Finals below:
Watch the Las Vegas Aces 2023 WNBA Finals Trophy presentation below:
The Las Vegas Aces franchise has two back-to-back championships, which are the only chips in the franchises’ history, and now there is chatter of them being the best WNBA team ever.
They have a chance to three-peat next year, and even though the Houston Comets won 4 WNBA championships in a row (1997-2000), an Aces three-peat would put them in the conversation as the best team ever given today’s talent level.
The Aces have no problem acknowledging their love and respect for one another, which makes their team tough and confident.
They also know how to have fun with one another on and off the court.
Check out the “Thique or Nah” game below that they played in the locker room earlier in the season:
Congratulations to the Las Vegas Aces on their second consecutive championship, and we will be tuned in next season to support them going after their third WNBA championship.