Chelsea Gray is now a two-time WNBA Champion after leading the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title in their franchise history.
Chelsea Gray was named WNBA Finals MVP after averaging 18.3 points per game and six assists per game on 58 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent shooting from three in four games against the Connecticut Sun.
The Aces already won a regular-season title this season after beating the Chicago Sky for the Commissioner’s Cup, and the Point God was MVP of that game as well. This season is a crowning achievement for Gray after she was controversially snubbed from the WNBA All-Star teams this July. However, Gray couldn’t care less at this point.
“They can keep that All-Star and that First-Team,” Gray said defiantly. “I got the ring. Know what I’m saying?”Gray finished Game 4 with a game-high 20 points in the Aces’ 78-71 closeout victory to put a cap on a truly historic postseason. Over ten playoff appearances, the former Duke Blue Devil averaged 21.7 points per game and seven assists per game on 72.7 percent true shooting on 14.4 field goal attempts per game. The Point God scored or assisted on 379 LVA points, the most in WNBA playoff history. Gray shot 54.4 percent from deep and 65.5 percent from inside the arc.
Gray was expected to bring a championship pedigree to the Aces’ roster; this is her second championship after winning a title with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2016.
“I couldn’t have done it without my team. They have been amazing,” Gray said. “I have worked so hard just to be here and hold up the trophy. This is great, but that team trophy is what I’ve been working for.”
Gray and two-time MVP A’ja Wilson form an imposing duo and have a deep team behind them; more championships in the future would surprise no one. A’ja Wilson said after the clinching win,
“When you got a point guard like Chelsea Gray,” Wilson said triumphantly. “I ain’t worried about a damn thing!”
Gray is signed with the Aces for two additional seasons.