The Las Vegas Aces are America's next great sports dynasty.

The Las Vegas Aces made it look so easy for so long during their record-breaking run to a second consecutive title that it was only fitting they have to end the hard way. 

Down two starters and trailing the New York Liberty by double digits in the third quarter of Game 4 of the WNBA finals on Wednesday night

the Aces appeared headed for a second consecutive loss and a winner-take-all fifth game on Friday back in Las Vegas.

They were on weak legs, their ball movement clumsy and error-strewn

 and they were getting no quarter from a hostile crowd of 16,851 at a place where they'd lost their previous three visits.

Then it came, more of a trickle than a flood, but steady nonetheless. Jackie Young connects on a running jumper. 

Cayla George, the former WNBL MVP who is making her first career postseason appearance, hits back-to-back three-pointers.

A'ja Wilson, the world's finest player today, scores nine straight points, no doubt fueled by her MVP snub.

 Alysha Clark, the veteran wing, scored two fast baskets in the final minute. 

The undermanned Aces took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter and never trailed again

Lionel Messi strikes back with two goals in Argentina's 2-0 win over Peru

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