Short-handed Aces looking to clinch crown in New York

The Las Vegas Aces will try to close out the WNBA Finals without starters Chelsea Gray and Kiah Stokes when the team takes the floor Wednesday night for Game 4 against the host New York Liberty. Gray, last year’s Finals MVP, suffered a left foot injury in the fourth quarter of Game 3 on Sunday. Stokes, who had started 30 straight games (regular season and playoffs) at center, also suffered a foot injury; neither will

Liberty need win to stay alive as Aces dominate Finals

If the New York Liberty are going to make a series of it against the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, now is the time to do it. Down 2-0 in the best-of-five WNBA Finals and absolutely humiliated Wednesday night in a 104-76 loss, New York comes home on Sunday for a win-or-else Game 3. “It’s about action now,” Liberty coach Sandy Brondello said. “No (bleeping) feelings anymore. We’re all disappointed, angry, embarrassed with how

Leaning on home crowd, Aces eager to get past Liberty in Game 2

As if the best team in the WNBA needed any more advantages, the Las Vegas Aces have been able to capitalize on the comforts of home. Now the top-seeded Aces will set out to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the WNBA Finals over the second-seeded New York Liberty on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. The Aces opened the best-of-five series with a 99-82 home victory over the Liberty, outscoring them by 20 in the

Liberty, Aces set for titanic clash in WNBA Finals

The New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces mostly rolled through the regular season and navigated their respective playoff series. Now comes the time to complete the journey with the two standout teams following through on their destiny to meet in the WNBA Finals, with Game 1 on Sunday at Las Vegas. “It’s going to be a hard-fought battle,” Liberty head coach Sandy Brondello said. “But we’re battle-tested.” Declared “super teams” since the preseason, both