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‘Best point guard in the world’ leads Aces to Commissioner’s Cup victory

Chelsea Gray and the Las Vegas Aces enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chelsea Gray led the Las Vegas Aces to a 93-83 win over the Chicago Sky in the Commissioner’s Cup final Tuesday.

The point guard earned MVP honors for the game after notching 19 points, five assists and four rebounds, and she also garnered high praise from her teammates.

“I just want to, for the record, set it straight: she’s the best point guard in the world,” said Kelsey Plum. “She’s the starting point guard on the Olympic team. She’s an All-Star. She’s the clutchest player in the WNBA. Ask anyone, ask any GM, head coach, player.

“She got snubbed this year and it just sucks because I felt like we deserved five All-Stars. I know that’s not easy, she’s a competitor. She leads our team and when we need plays down the stretch, Chelsea consistently makes big plays. At the end of the day, you can talk about the numbers, but she wins games. That, to me, should be the most important thing.

“She doesn’t get the love and credit she deserves and I’m really, really glad people saw that tonight.”

Gray took to Twitter afterward to thank Plum for her words, telling her she “got me emotional man.”

Plum had a night herself, going 3-for-3 from 3-point range to open the game as Las Vegas went on a 13-0 run. The All-Star had six 3-pointers in the first quarter, a Commissioner’s Cup final record, and went on to set another Commissioner’s Cup final record with 24 points and six assists.