They beat Connecticut with 3 wins and 1 loss… Hamman wins the first year in the league
The Las Vegas Aces became the first team to win the Women’s National Basketball Championship (WNBA).
Las Vegas defeated the Connecticut Line 78-71 in the away game of the 2022 WNBA Championship (3 out of 5) held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on the 19th (Korea time).
As a result, the team recorded 3 wins and 1 loss in the series, taking the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.
In the game, Azar Wilson had 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Chelsea Gray also had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
Rikuna Williams added 17 points, including threes and fives, and added firepower from the perimeter, while Kelsey Plum added 15 points.
Las Vegas manager Becky Hammon, who was selected as ‘Manager of the Year’ in the 2022 regular season, became the first coach to lead the team to victory in the first year in the WNBA.
According to ESPN sports media, only five managers have this record, including Nick Nurs, who led the Toronto Raptors to the 2019 NBA championship.
In Connecticut, Alisa Thomas, who played a great role with 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists in Game 3, recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists that day, completing a triple double for two consecutive games, but it could not stop the team defeat.
Wilson was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship game.
Wilson averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in four games, leading the team’s offense.