The Las Vegas Aces took the lead in the WNBA Playoffs semifinal series against the Dallas Wings, and Chelsea Gray made history by becoming the franchise leader in playoff assists.
Chelsea Gray Made History
The WNBA Playoffs featured the second semifinal matchup of the weekend, pitting the No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces against the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings. In Game 1, the Aces secured a 97-83 victory on their home court. The Aces had been favored to repeat as WNBA champions even before the regular season began, and they have lived up to expectations so far, winning their first three playoff games by an average margin of 21.3 points. The Aces possess a formidable lineup, and Chelsea Gray’s point guard skills have played a significant role in their success. In Game 1 against the Wings, Gray achieved a milestone by becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in playoff assists, surpassing her head coach Becky Hammon in the process.
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Although Chelsea Gray recorded only four assists in Game 1, it was enough to secure her position as the Aces’ franchise leader in playoff assists. Gray now has 115 assists in her Aces playoff career, surpassing Becky Hammon’s previous record of 114. This achievement is particularly impressive considering that Hammon played for the franchise for eight seasons, while Gray has been with the team for just two seasons.