WNBA Finals 2022: Full recap of Las Vegas Aces' Game 1 win over the Connecticut Sun behind A'ja Wilson's big game

The 2022 WNBA Finals began Sunday as the No. 1-seeded Las Vegas Aces host the No. 3 Connecticut Sun at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. The Finals is a best-of-five series with Games 1-2 in Las Vegas, Game 3 in Connecticut and if necessary, Game 4 in Connecticut and Game 5 in Las Vegas.

The Aces and Sun have never won a WNBA title. The Aces swept the Phoenix Mercury in the best-of-three first round, then ousted the Seattle Storm 3-1 in the semifinals. The Sun beat the Dallas Wings 2-1 in the first round and knocked out the 2021 champion Chicago Sky 3-2 in the semifinals.

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WNBA Finals schedule

Game 1: Las Vegas 67, Connecticut 64 (Aces lead 1-0)

Game 2: Connecticut at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET Tuesday (ESPN)

Game 3: Las Vegas at Connecticut, 9 p.m. ET Thursday (ESPN)

Game 4: Las Vegas at Connecticut, 4 p.m. ET Sept. 18 (ESPN)*

Game 5: Connecticut at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. ET Sept. 20 (ESPN)*

* — if necessary

The Las Vegas Aces' Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray react after Gray hit a shot and got a flagrant 1 call against the Connecticut Sun in the first quarter of Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Finals at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2022. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Las Vegas Aces' Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray react after Gray hit a shot and got a flagrant 1 call against the Connecticut Sun in the first quarter of Game 1 of the 2022 WNBA Finals at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2022. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)