The New York Liberty won the Commissioner's Cup despite the fact that it was far from the attacking shootout that many anticipated.
The Liberty won the WNBA's most recent iteration of its in-season tournament on Tuesday at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas by defeating the Las Vegas Aces 82–63.
The Liberty stifled the Aces' offensive and defeated the club that has been sweeping the league all summer long despite having a relatively bad shooting night overall.
Since joining the league in 1997, the victory is the Liberty's first title of any type.
The MVP of the Commissioner's Cup was recognized as Jonquel Jones. In the final game, she notched her 11th double-double of the year with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Despite being a matchup of the league's top two scorers, neither club was able to score right away.
Someone didn't score until after more than 312 minutes had passed after A'ja Wilson made a free throw. It required 14 attempts, with a cumulative field goal percentage of 0 of 12.
After the first quarter, The Liberty led 17-11. The Aces only made 4-of-21 field goal attempts and 0 of 9 three-point attempts as a team.