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Chelsea Gray had 31 points and 10 assists -- the first such game in WNBA playoff history, according to ESPN Stats & Information -- to lead the Aces, and A'ja Wilson added 23 points and 13 rebounds -- her second double-double in the semifinals -- in a 97-92 victory in Seattle.
Las Vegas' return to the Finals -- the Aces lost to Seattle in the 2020 championship series -- ended the legendary WNBA career of Sue Bird, who retired after four titles and 19 seasons in the league. Also in the loss, Breanna Stewart's career-high 42 points tied Angel McCoughtry for the most ever in a WNBA playoff game.
The WNBA Finals tip off Sunday, but first, the Chicago Sky host the Connecticut Sun on Thursday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2) in a decisive Game 5 of the other semifinal series. The Sun steamrolled the defending champion 104-80 on Tuesday.
The Sun's 24-point margin of victory marked the largest win in WNBA history to force a Game 5, according to ESPN Stats & Info, and the third such win of at least 20 points. Each of the two previous teams to do that went on to win the decisive game.
The semifinals and WNBA Finals are best-of-five series. Both rounds follow a 2-2-1 format, wherein the higher seed hosts Games 1, 2 and 5 and the lower-seeded team will host Games 3 and 4.
Here's all the info you need for each semifinal matchup, including news and series-by-series analysis.
Breanna Stewart shows out in a big way with 26 1st-half points
Breanna Stewart shows out in the first half for the Storm as she scores 26 points while also going 5-for-5 from 3-point land.
(1) Las Vegas Aces defeat (4) Seattle Storm, 3-1
Sims poses after knocking down quarter-ending buzzer-beater
Odyssey Sims poses and stares into the crowd after she gets the steal and pulls up to knock down the buzzer-beating shot to end the third quarter.
(3) Connecticut Sun defeats (2) Chicago Sky, 3-2
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