Senators from Connecticut, Nevada make sweet wager on WNBA Finals

Kelsey Plum and the Las Vegas Aces hold a 2-1 series lead. (Jeff Bottari/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. senators from the home states of the two teams competing in the WNBA Finals have made a wager on the result of the series.

Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen reached out to Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy via Twitter on Thursday to ask if he thought the Connecticut Sun could mount a comeback. At the time, the Sun trailed 2-0 in the series to the Las Vegas Aces.

Murphy responded, saying he had “no fear” in the deficit and proclaiming that the Sun “will overcome and win the series.”

“Suggest a wager, Rosen,” he wrote.

Rosen replied with a bet: If the Sun win the series — which would require winning three games in a row — then she would send Murphy edible cookie dough from DoMazing in Las Vegas.

For his part, Murphy put some “old fashioned New England maple syrup” from Connecticut on the line. He also told Rosen she was “mistaken” in thinking not all cookie dough is edible.

With the wager finalized ahead of Thursday’s Game 3, Rosen got in one last barb for good measure.

“I hear 2022 has been a tough year for finals basketball over in New England,” she wrote.

The UConn’s women’s basketball team made it all the way to the NCAA championship game in April only to lose to South Carolina. Meanwhile, the Celtics lost this year’s NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.

“Hope you’re ready for it to continue!” Rosen said.

The Sun helped Murphy’s cause with a resounding 105-76 win in Game 3, but they still must win the next two in order to take down the Aces, starting with Game 4 at 4 p.m. ET Sunday.