Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

NBA, Seattle Sports Stars Salute Storm, Breanna Stewart On WNBA Finals Win

Seattle's Sue Bird passes in front of the Mystics Elena Delle Donne in the second half of Game 2 Seattle's Sue Bird passes in front of the Mystics Elena Delle Donne in the second half of Game 2
Betsy Taylor | 14 September, 2018, 04:55

Stewart's 30 points in a 98-82 Storm romping over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday night gave Seattle a clean three-game sweep and its third WNBA Championship in franchise history. A masked Sue Bird, the oldest player in the league, finished the game with 10 points and 10 assists.

The WNBA isn't so different, in the sense that having a collection of top-level players like the Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard and Sue Bird is the best route to a championship. "She makes your team better". "[Turnovers have] just stopped us from getting into the flow we want to get into". "I think anyone in coaching, we always think there is a little more we can do".

"It doesn't feel real yet, honestly", she said. "And we get to build on it for these next three games".

Despite losing in their first Finals appearance in the team's 21-year history, Thibault and the Mystics know that the 9,000-plus fans who traveled 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., and piled into Eagle Bank Arena know their team, for the first time in nearly a decade, has a bright future. "We knew what we had to do to actually win a title and that's what we did. I'm going to tell you what, they were special in November, January, and when we started April 29th, and they're special tonight".

"Seattle Stew" was officially born in 2018 as she took League and WNBA Finals MVP honors, eliminating any debate about who the LeBron James of the women's game will be going forward.

Beyond the obvious, the circumstances of a venue change (thanks, Drake and Migos), the rise of the Washington Mystics in a short period of time has been nothing short of remarkable.

"And I didn't know if I would be back to the Finals ever again".


And while it will be a much smaller building than they've been used to for years, it will be much more like the ones they've played in the last couple weeks. "Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs". She missed Game 3, and while she returned for Games 4 and 5 and the entire WNBA Finals, she was a shell of her capability.

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.

In her MVP summer, Stewart ranked second in the league in scoring (21.8), third in rebounding (8.4), seventh in blocked shots (1.44), and eighth in steals (1.35) during the regular season. Obviously D.C.is a great team, and what they have going is going to be exciting for them in the future.

Stewart had stewed during her first two Storm seasons, unwilling to accept mediocrity after such a storied collegiate and Olympic career.

Bird understands her career is nearing the end, even though she remains among the league's best.

"We can really create something here, and I think we've really grown this fan base", said Delle Donne.

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