SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird’s career came to an end as Chelsea Gray scored 15 of her 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the Las Vegas Aces advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 97-92 win over the Seattle Storm in Game 4 of their semifinal series.
The Aces won the best-of-five series 3-1, all the games tense, pressure-packed and filled with spectacular shot-making.
The Aces ended up making more, most notably Gray, who made five of six shots down the stretch and scored 12 of the final 20 points for the Aces.
It will be the third Finals appearance in franchise history for Las Vegas.
Bird retires as the WNBA’s all-time assists leader. The 13-time All-Star won four titles with the Storm. That’s the most any professional athlete has won with a Seattle sports franchise. She also won five Olympic gold medals.
Travis Pittman contributed to this report.