Game 1 of the WNBA Finals got underway on Sunday, with the Las Vegas Aces hosting the New York Liberty in what is expected to be a battle of two of the elite teams in the league.
This matchup between WNBA is expected to be such a show that NBA players have shown up in Las Vegas to show their support for the league, with a few of the Brooklyn Nets in attendance rooting for the Liberty on Sunday.
Among the Nets in attendance for Sunday’s game in Las Vegas are Mikal Bridges, Ben Simmons, Cameron Johnson, and Nic Claxton, who were all sitting courtside and clearly having some fun at the game at the Michelob ULTRA Arena via NBA on ESPN.
Brooklyn Nets in the house to support the NY Liberty in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals 🤩 pic.twitter.com/WcMf9QaHBx
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 8, 2023
Unfortunately for the Nets players who watched Game 1 in Las Vegas on Sunday, the Aces were able to get the win over the Liberty to take a 1-0 series lead in the WNBA Finals.
Four of the five starters for the Aces scored in double figures, with three of those four scoring 20 or more points, led by Kesley Plum and Jackie Young, who scored 26 points apiece.
The Liberty were led by Breanna Stewart, this season’s WNBA MVP, which she’s now won twice, with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Three other starters finished in double figures, while Marine Johannes led the way off the bench for New York with 14 points.
Ultimately, the Aces dominated the Liberty in this game as they came out with a convincing win, 99-82, to take the series lead.NEXT: Nets Teammate Gives Promising Update On Ben Simmons