Aces defeat Sun in Game 4 to win 2022 WNBA Finals; Chelsea Gray named Finals MVP
The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun 78-71 in Game 4 to win the 2022 WNBA Finals on Sunday, marking the first title in Aces history. Four-time All-Star Chelsea Gray won the Finals MVP award for Las Vegas.
Aces coach Becky Hammon, who was named 2022 WNBA Coach of the Year, secured a title in her first season back in the league as a coach.
Gray led all scorers Sunday with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds on 2-of-3 shooting from 3-point range. All-Star Riquna Williams added 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from distance off the bench, hitting clutch jumpers down the stretch. Kelsey Plum, the 2022 All-Star Game MVP, chipped in 15 points and three steals.
All-Star Courtney Williams paced the Sun with 17 points, six rebounds and two steals. Former league MVP Jonquel Jones dropped 13 points and eight rebounds. Three-time All-Star Alyssa Thomas had her second consecutive triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Thomas’ back-to-back triple-doubles are the first in WNBA history, regular season or postseason.
This was the fourth trip to the finals for the Sun and the third for the Aces.
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