Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics for WNBA title

  • Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics for WNBA title

Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics for WNBA title

Seattle won 26 games during the regular season - 11 more than the 2017 campaign. The 6-4 forward averaged a career-best 21.8 points per game, ranking second in the league, to go along with 8.4 boards per affair. The Storm were victorious 98-82 in a game that was decided in the second quarter. In the first of those Finals trips, the Sun lost to Seattle.

Bird returned from a broken nose suffered 48 hours earlier for masked heroics, in which she took over in the clutch while scoring 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter of a decisive Game 5 win in the semis. There was a team meeting before Coach-General Manager Mike Thibault conducted a handful of exit interviews.

"It makes it easier to go out there and play", said Loyd.

The team enjoys champagne in the locker room.

Despite the misfires, Washington rallied from down 18 points to trailing 72-67 with 6:49 remaining. Unfortunately for the home team, Seattle immediately responded with an 8-0 run and coasted the rest of the way.

Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm.

"Way at the beginning, I said at the start, I was exhausted of losing", Stewart said.

The Mystics showed this year they can put it all together. Despite that, the basketball legend has been trying her best to help her young teammates prepare for when she's no longer there. I was able to get to the free-throw line. So for me to be here now, not that I didn't enjoy the other ones, but I'm just truly enjoying this right now. "I felt more and more uncomfortable as we kept going".

"I'm super proud of this team".

"Honestly, I don't know", she said inside Sea-Tac Airport Thursday morning. The Mystics fared well enough without her in the regular season, ending with the league's fifth-most productive offense, but she was sorely missed when Washington was pitted against Seattle's polished sharpshooters. We'd like to have taken that one last step, but the window for us is open right now.

Now Bird is a champion once again on a young team seemingly at the start of a dynasty. "We have to continue to play with energy and stay motivated".

Trust me. I've got a full batch of BreakingT shirts in my closet, and they're the best shirts I own. "We won this thing".

"The fans did a really good job of getting behind us throughout this run". We don't feel like we've peaked and this was it for us. We had some great additions along the way, obviously one sitting to my left.

"It was a successful [season]", Toliver said.

"Last year, we were brand new", Delle Donne said.

Rounding out the first team were Dallas center Liz Cambage and Mystics' forward Elena Delle Donne. "And so we will".

Seattle, already sacred in 2004 and 2010, is the successor to Minnesota, eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Sparks, which are themselves fallen in the next round to face Washington. "Best feeling in the world".

EDD: "Yeah, there's been a huge transformation in the culture of this team".

"It means I'm still under contract", she said smiling.

KT: "I'm going to need a lot tonight". "To do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react".

"You have to think big picture". That's where the fun comes, the camaraderie. "This isprobably going to be one of the defining moments of my career".