Game 1 of the WNBA Finals can be summed up in those two words after Los Angeles and Minnesota put fans on an exciting roller coaster Sunday afternoon. The Lynx had erased a double-digit hole to take its first lead of the game with under a minute left in the contest.
From there the game went back and forth with players hitting clutch shots, yet none were bigger than this game-winner by the Sparks’ Chelsea Gray.
In case you missed it, here’s the game-winner by @cgray209 to clinch Game 1 of the 2017 @WNBA Finals! #WeRise #GoSparks #WNBAFinals pic.twitter.com/TgoZ4F8naZ— Los Angeles Sparks (@LA_Sparks) September 24, 2017
From there, the internet went OFF on what they just witnessed.
Actress Vivica A. Fox was locked in the entire game as her timeline was filled with Tweets supporting LA, especially after winning.
WE WON @LA_Sparks game 1 #WNBAFinals SO PROUD!! #LifeIsGood #GodIsGood #Blessed #Respect #GurlPower— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) September 24, 2017
Known for his role on Modern Family, Rico Rodriguez was another star engaged in the game.
Talk about CLUTCH!! @cgray209 was straight balling today! Great win @LA_Sparks!! #WNBAFinals #GoSparks @Candace_Parker— Rico Rodriguez (@StarringRico) September 24, 2017
The NBA’s Evan Turner (Portland Trailblazers) and Shareef Abdur-Rahim, might have said it best:
Game 1 was crazy, if y'all don't watch the WNBA finals then you're bugging. These games are good!!— Evan Turner (@thekidet) September 24, 2017
Four lead changes in the final minute...Awesome Game 1! This is going to be a great series. #WNBAFinals— Shareef Abdur-Rahim (@ShareefAbdur_R) September 24, 2017
But, you can’t talk about the reactions of others on the internet without seeing what other current and former WNBA players have to say, like Seattle’s Alysha Clark and Crystal Langhorne and Monique Currie from Phoenix.
What a freaking game!!! #WNBAFinals— Alysha Clark (@Alysha_Clark) September 24, 2017
That game was juicy!— crystal langhorne (@crystalanghorne) September 24, 2017
Might wanna tune in #WNBAFinals— Monique Currie (@Mocurrie25) September 24, 2017
WNBA legend, Tina Thompson was on Twitter and Instagram informing her followers how great of a game they were missing and what she felt about Gray’s shot.
Chelsea Gray is CLUTCH like a mug!!!!!!!! #delivers— Tina Thompson (@IamTinaThompson) September 24, 2017
Even National Champion head Coach Dawn Staley tuned in Sunday afternoon.
Thank you @WNBA @minnesotalynx @LA_Sparks for giving us some great basketball. Looking forward to this series going 5 games. #ballislife— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) September 24, 2017
Owner of the Sparks, Earvin “Magic” Johnson definitely had praise for his team who is now two games closer to clinching another championship.
If you missed the game, what a classic with @cgray209's jumper to help my @LA_Sparks defeat the MN Lynx 85 - 84!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 24, 2017
This WNBA finals series between the Sparks & the Lynx is shaping up to look like the Warriors vs Cavaliers in the NBA!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 24, 2017