WNBA Finals: What happened in game one
The GIST: The Finals have arrived, and they did not disappoint, with the No. 1 Las Vegas Aces hanging on at home in front of a record-setting sold-out crowd to defeat the No. 3 Connecticut Sun 67–64 in yesterday’s Game 1. Deep breaths — the five-game series continues tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET.
Yesterday’s Game 1: The Sun stormed back from an early 12-point deficit to take a four-point halftime lead, but the Aces ultimately had the better hand, riding their lockdown defense to their first franchise Finals win.
- 2022 MVP A’ja Wilson was in MVP form, notching a 24-point, 11 rebound double-double (her fourth straight!), while none other than Chelsea Gray continued her stunning playoff run with 21 points. Point Gawd, indeed.
- While Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas stood out with a double-double of her own, the Sun couldn’t overcome a lackluster showing from their postseason hero DeWanna Bonner.
Tomorrow’s Game 2: Las Vegas fans will once again be all in when the Aces host tomorrow’s clash. And they could be in for an offensive show considering the home team secured yesterday’s win despite scoring only 67 points, their lowest total of the entire season.
- But the Sun will no doubt come out blazing, especially after winning the rebound and turnover battle yesterday. This series is truly just getting started.