The injuries were piling up during the playoffs, to the point where the Aces were six-point underdogs for ame 4 of the WNBA championship series. They powered through and ended up winning the title without superstars Candace Parker and Chelsea Gray.
It was a night to remember as 6th Women of the Year award winner, Alysha Clark, and other members of the ‘Bench Mob’, Sydney Colson, Kierstan Bell and Cayla George all stepped up huge playing extended minutes in a 70-69 Aces win.
Since the Lakers won a deciding championship game without Kareem in 1980, no other basketball team has overcome the odds with so many key injuries. The Aces magic during the season and championship series came from WNBA Defensive Player of the Year A’ja Wilson.