Across the Atlantic, the season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) ended with a triumph for the Las Vegas Aces.
Nevada club in the fourth game of the finals series 78:71 (16:12, 14:16, 23:21, 25:22) broke the Connecticut Sun team and won the race to three victories 3:1.
Final series MVP recognized Chelsea Gray, in the decisive match, after scoring 20 points (7/10 two-pointers, 2/3 three-pointers), 5 rebounds and a steal, 6 assists, a blocked shot, 2 errors and 3 fouls in the decisive match.
Riquna Williams added 17 points, Kelsey Plum 15, Jackie Young 13 (5 rebounds, 8 rebounds), A’ja Wilson 11 (14 rebounds).
The head coach led the team to victory Becky Hammon, who spent eight years on the staff of the San Antonio Spurs. She was considered as a candidate to take over the helm of several NBA clubs, but after not receiving such an assessment, she surprised many by turning to the WNBA.
She immediately became the league’s highest-paid coach, and it proved to be quite the feat, with the Aces winning both the regular season and the bowl tournament, capping their run with the WNBA title. B. Hammon was recognized as the coach of the year, and it became the first title for the Las Vegas franchise since the club was founded in 1997.
At the same time, B. Hammon became the first coach to win the WNBA in her first season.
Courtney Williams scored 17 points in the decisive match for the Connecticut team, Jonquel Jones 13 (8 rebounds), DeWanna Bonner 12 (8 rebounds), Brionna Jones 11 each and Alyssa Thomas (10 rebounds) ., 11 res. trans.).
A. Thomas recorded the first triple-double in the history of the WNBA Finals in the last game, and this time she managed to repeat it, although she finished without a title.