Seattle Storm wins third WNBA title

  • Seattle Storm wins third WNBA title

Seattle Storm wins third WNBA title

The Storm were lead by 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart, who averaged 20.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

They had done it.

The championship parade starts 1 p.m. Sunday at Seattle Center and will end at KeyArena.

But it had been eight years since Bird, now 37, and the Storm won in 2010.

"Sue's done everything for me", Stewart told ESPN reporter Holly Rowe after the game.

But this one felt much different. "And I hope that we can do it many, many more times".

And unlike the semifinals, Seattle seeks to bring a sense of urgency into Game 3.

As for the Washington Mystics, this unbelievable season comes to an end.

It's only fitting she closed out the season with a double-double.

Then he watched them turn into the best team in the league during the season, and validate that status in the postseason. Loyd and Stewart would prove instrumental, and Bird's continued success and leadership late into her career has been a key to the team's development over the past few years.

And Bird became emotional in her interview with Rowe. The Storm know they won't be able to completely neutralize Washington's star tandem, which is averaging a combined 23.5 points in the best-of-five series, but Seattle must look to limit their touches and attempts.

Stewart was unanimously selected to the All-WNBA First Team on Wednesday, the league announced at halftime of the game, the only player in the WNBA to be named on all 39 ballots.

"I didn't ask them to do anything for me", Bird said. "But this is a very special moment that I'm a part of this special group, and I think I'm just realizing how special they really were". They trust me; they trusted me from day one. "From there they made it pretty easy".

"It's incredible to be sitting here right now", said the 17-year veteran, who finished with 10 points and 10 assists. She's confident in this team, whether she's on the floor or not. The Storm entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and swept the finals. However, she was scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Natasha Howard led the way for Seattle with 29 points and 14 rebounds.

Things didn't slow down for Stewart and Howard after their big first half.

The season has not only been her most successful, but her most transformational.

Breanna Stewart can be found on any number of short lists when it comes to her basketball accomplishments.

"I told somebody, I'm built for this and I mean that", said Stewart, who won four NCAA titles at the University of CT.

The 30-year-old, who is poised to make her Opals debut at the women's World Cup in Spain later this month, played crunch-time minutes during Seattle's 98-82 win over the Washington Mystics at Virginia's EagleBank Arena on Thursday (AEST). It really is. It all feels so surreal. "We were champions again".