Aces wrap up Commissioner’s Cup with 109-100 win over Storm

Chelsea Gray had 33 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Las Vegas defeated Seattle 109-100 in Sunday’s regular-season finals.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 33 points, seven rebounds and nine assists and Las Vegas set the best regular-season record in the WNBA, beating Seattle 109-100 in a regular-season final on Sunday.

Kelsey Plum, who had 23 points for the Aces, scored seven points in the final minute. Her 3-pointer by 58 seconds gave Las Vegas a sixth lead and she added two more field goals as the Aces (26-10) secured the top seed in the playoffs.

Seattle’s Jewell Loyd had a career-high 38 points, including 8 of 14 from 3 points away. The Storm (22-14) made 18 3-pointers.

A’Ja Wilson had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the aces and Riquna Williams had 11 points. Gray was 10-to-15 from the field and 11-to-11 from the free-throw line, where the Aces made 20-of-24 as a team. Seattle was 6-for-7 from the line.

Breanna Stewart had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Storm and Gabby Williams added 11 points.

Briann January’s 3-pointer with about two minutes remaining in the third quarter gave the Storm a 10 lead before Las Vegas ended the period with a 12-0 run to lead 78-76 into the fourth quarter.

Las Vegas defeated Chicago and Seattle in back-to-back games to claim first place in the playoffs after beating defending champions Sky 89-78 on Thursday.

Already seeded as No. 4, Seattle will open the playoffs at home against No. 5 Washington on Thursday.

The Aces’ opponent in the opening round will be eighth-seeded Phoenix, with the series beginning in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Emma Bowman

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