WNBA players Natalie Achonwa, Bridget Carleton and Kia Nurse headline Canada's roster for the upcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4 on Sunday. Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor, and was named MVP after averaging 18 points over the run. The Aces improved to 4-0 in this year’s playoffs with two days rest.
The early-August day Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, Kia Nurse and her Phoenix Mercury teammates watched the heart-wrenching court proceedings play out on their phones in their locker-room.
Becky Hammon became a championship coach on Sunday, guiding her Las Vegas Aces to the WNBA title with a 78-71 Game 4 victory over the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena. She is the first in WNBA history to win a title in her debut season as a head coach.
The 2022 WNBA season ended with a franchise winning its first title. The Las Vegas Aces, who originated as the Utah Starzz when the WNBA debuted in 1997, won the WNBA Finals in a sweep against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, and the Aces show no signs of slowing down for 2023.
In a season in which there could have been several possibilities for the last two teams standing in the 2022 WNBA Finals, it looked as if chalk was going to win. Until suddenly, it didn't. Watch Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Finals between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on TSN5 and streaming on TSN.ca and the TSN App.
Jonquel Jones had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, beating the Chicago Sky 72-63 Thursday night in the decisive fifth game of the semifinal series and advancing to the WNBA Finals.
A day after the Seattle Storm's 2022 season ended with a 97-92 loss to the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of their WNBA semifinals matchup, the team conducted exit interviews amid uncertainty about who will be back in the building for training camp next spring.
Jackie Young sent the game in overtime with a buzzer-beating basket and then Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum hit big shots in the extra session to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 110-98 on Sunday to move within a victory of advancing to the WNBA Finals.
The Las Vegas Aces and Seattle Storm are both set to welcome back key contributors sidelined by injury ahead of Sunday's Game 3 of their best-of-five semifinals matchup. The Storm get back starting small forward Gabby Williams, while Dearica Hamby will return for the Aces. The series is tied at 1-1.