Last night, the Las Vegas Aces became WNBA repeat champions following their win over the New York Liberty. They won game 4 of the finals’ series by 70 baskets to 69, earning a 3–1 series win.

Their New York rivals, inspired by their guard Sabrina Ionescu together with this year’s MVP forward Breanna Stewart, started the game strongly, gaining a 23-13 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Aces, however, found their rhythm and adequately responded when it mattered most.

Being 12 points behind by the third quarter, Las Vegas finished the quarter off on a 21-7 run. Even though they were playing without Chelsea Gray, their icon guard, they had their duo-MVP player A’ja Wilson. Wilson produced a dominating performance with a total of 16 rebounds and 24 points to help her team bounce back. She was awarded the WNBA Finals MVP, having averaged in the entire Finals 12.5 rebounds and 21 points per game.

The Aces broke the WNBA record of the Los Angeles Sparks’ 2001 – 2002 group by defending last year’s championship title. The back-to-back title run had never been repeated till now.

Their victory comes after a spectacular regular season where they had 34 wins and 6 losses out of 40 games.