Storm sweep Mystics, win third WNBA title

Storm forward Breanna Stewart signs autographs for fans before game one of the WNBA Finals as the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics at Key Arena in Seattle Friday

Storm forward Breanna Stewart signs autographs for fans before game one of the WNBA Finals as the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics at Key Arena in Seattle Friday

Breanna Stewart, Storm: Stewart earned her first All-WNBA First Team honor and first WNBA MVP award after ranking second in the league in scoring (21.8 ppg), third in rebounding (8.4 rpg), seventh in blocked shots (1.44 bpg), eighth in steals (1.35 spg), 10 in field goal percentage (52.9) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (41.5) for league-leading Seattle.

But the Storm expect a battle, and as the Mercury taught them, teams down two games have nothing to lose. She was the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four in all four of her college years. Bird said. "That's when I knew it was over".

Howard was a deep reserve for Minnesota during the Lynx's title run a year ago, averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 points.

"It's incredible to be sitting here right now", said the 17-year veteran, who finished with 10 points and 10 assists.

It didn't dim their view of how well 2018 went up until the final round. That's a pretty important thing to know about Panda. "Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs".

As did numerous players who represent those teams, such as Seahawks stars Earl Thomas, Russell Wilson and Frank Clark. In turn, they've forced Seattle to turn the ball over a combined 25 times so far and forced 15 turnovers in game two alone.

"They definitely supported us during the season.to see the turnout at the playoffs, it was huge for us", Bird said. The Mystics joined that unwanted club. The Mystics were 8 for 23 in Game 3 and 11 for 60 (18.3 percent) in the series. "Honestly, I don't know because this is my first time (to win a WNBA title), so I am just going to follow what Sue (Bird) does". "And we get to build on it for these next three games".

Washington reduced the margin to eight points with eight minutes remaining and Seattle coach Dan Hughes immediately called Whitcomb off the bench to help close out the game.

This is likely just the beginning for the dynamic 24-year-old forward, who won the NCAA Championship during each of her four seasons at the University of CT. "So to end it this way, there's nothing better". "This didn't feel like my first trip to the Finals". If a player received votes at multiple positions, she was slotted at the position where she received the most votes. "We're only out there on the court a little bit of time together, but the moments that we spend hanging out in the airport, playing 'would you rather, ' hanging out, getting dinner together, those are the moments that are so special, and what we're actually probably going to miss the most now that this season has ended".

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