Storm sweep Mystics for WNBA title

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, other NBA stars react to Seattle Storm’s WNBA title

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, other NBA stars react to Seattle Storm’s WNBA title

"We thought, 'Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?"' Bird reminisced.

She's overcome a knee injury that forced her to sit out the 2013 season and survived a four-year roster reconstruction that resulted in two years of missing the postseason followed by a pair of first-round playoff exits. Seattle won 26 games during the regular season - 11 more than the 2017 campaign - entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and swept the finals. They combined for 59 points and 22 rebounds, helping the Storm establish a big lead and coast to a 98-82 win.

The fact that she did it with a broken nose (the fifth of her career), wearing a plastic mask that was painfully poked in the third quarter, just added to the lore of one of the greatest athletes Seattle has ever seen.

Seattle coach Dan Hughes said it was a focus from the outset of the game to get Stewart as many touches as possible.

Geno Auriemma wasn't sure he'd be able to attend Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday, but there he was in the EagleBank Arena stands. "God blessed me with an opportunity to coach her and I will be forever grateful".

Sue Bird, also a member of a Seattle's championship teams in 2004 and 2010, had 10 points and 10 assists.

Seattle made a point of making sure Stewart got her hands on the ball in the fourth quarter.

"I'm watching what's now happening, what's in the moment", Mystics guard Kristi Toliver said.

"There is probably no comparison to be honest. They've just said, 'OK, whatever you put in front of us, we'll deal with it'".

The coach sensed something brewing early in his first year with the franchise.

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"I didn't think I'd be back", Bird told Rowe, holding back tears.

"Yeah, that's what it is", said Bird "The friendship is the same, whether you're going to dinner, or you're running into each other and just exchanging a friendly joke or a friendly hug or whatever it is, and then you cross the line for 40 minutes and you're enemies".

Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics. "So we ran into each other in the lounge, and obviously we knew each other before that, but not that well". The great thing is we can still improve.

"It didn't feel like my first WNBA finals closeout game", the poised Stewart said.

"We had a goal for this year". "To do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react". That's a pretty important thing to know about Panda. Seattle ended up losing that game by 2 points, and in an essay for The Players' Tribune Bird said that she was proud of the team because they proved they could do it without her - something she's been pushing them to realize all season. "I'm going to need a lot tonight".

Washington battled Seattle and history. Each lost Game 3. Poor perimeter shooting contributed.

In Game 2 of the Finals, Bird sank an improbable 35-foot three-pointer to beat the buzzer in the fourth and provide an emotional lift during a 75-73 victory.

The 24-year-old forward is the sixth player to win both MVP awards in the same season joining Cynthia Cooper (who did it twice), Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles and former Storm star Lauren Jackson.

"We understand that we have to take care of the ball", Bird said.

The legendary University of CT women's basketball coach sat next to his long-time assistant Chris Daley watching the most decorated player they'd ever coach do what she always does - dominate and win.

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