LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Aces coach Becky Hammon says the WNBA Finals are not a place to panic. The KLAS sports team would agree. So, coldly and calmly, the staff members choose the winner of the final. Game 1 will take place on Sunday at the Michelob Ultra Arena. Tipoff is at noon.

  • Chris Maathuis, Sporting Director: The Aces are built to win a title, with MVP and Defensive Player of the Year A’ja Wilson and a guard line that includes Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray. PICK: Ace in FOUR.
  • Kevaney Martin, Sports Journalist: The Aces are just three wins away from bringing Las Vegas its first major professional sports title, the same position as in 2020 but with more experience and better health. Expect a very different outcome this time around. TAKE: Ace in FOUR.
  • Ron Futrell, Sports Journalist: I like to see how hard the Aces play. I hope this is their year. TAKE: Ace in FIVE.
  • Logan Reever, Sports Journalist: The Aces are a team on a mission. They checked almost all the boxes: MVP, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player, All-Star Game MVP, playoff seed. The only thing missing is a championship trophy. Connecticut is the best defensive team in the league. But the Aces have too much firepower. TAKE: Ace in FOUR.