Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks React To Seattle Storm's WNBA Championship

14 September, 2018, 04:55 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Breanna Stewart shoots over Elena Delle Donne during game one of the WNBA Finals as the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics Friday

If the Storm's first title in 2004 was unexpected bliss and the 2010 run to a championship when Seattle won a franchise-best 28 games during the regular season before going undefeated in the playoffs was dominant, then this iteration of the Storm was a combination of the previous championship teams.

She became the sixth player in WNBA history to be named regular season and Finals MVP in the same year, joining last year's victor Sylvia Fowles (2017), former Storm star Lauren Jackson (2010), Phoenix's Diana Taurasi (2009) and a pair of legends in Lisa Leslie (2001) and Cynthia Cooper (1997, 1998).

Stewart saved her best for last and scored 30 points - a career high for the playoffs - on 11-of-22 shooting, including 4 of 5 three-pointers.

This was also a meaningful title for forward Natasha Howard, who had 29 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's 98-82 win that finished off the Mystics. Though the floor of the arena, the home gym of George Mason University, boasts the imported red, white and blue signage of the Mystics, the 10,000 seats surrounding the court alternate from green to yellow - Storm-like colors.

The team enjoys champagne in the locker room.

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No wonder players and coaches were exhausted after pulling an all-nighter, celebrating at a nearby restaurant after finishing off a sweep of the Washington Mystics just outside the nation's capital. "And I think it's just because of my age and because the older you get, the more you know, and the more you know can go wrong". She was the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four in all four of her college years. It really is. It all feels so surreal. The Mystics were 8 for 23 in Game 3 and 11 for 60 (18.3 percent) in the series.

But Seattle countered with eight consecutive points to pull away and put the game to bed.

Washington did mount a 6-0 run late in the third quarter, and capitalized on a technical foul on Seattle coach Dan Hughes, to cut the lead to 10 points. "Obviously this isn't how we wanted it to end, but it's an experience we can grow from".

Howard was a deep reserve for Minnesota during the Lynx's title run past year, averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 points. ".We had a goal and that was to win a championship and every one of us, 1-12, the coaching staff, our entire staff helped us reach this point. He didn't invite the last WNBA champions", she said.

Choosing not to dwell on the team's third straight loss, or make any excuses as to how it fell on the wrong end of 3-0 WNBA Finals sweep, he was already looking ahead. She detailed little moments along the way of their 2018 season, the things she said she will miss most this fall and winter when everyone goes their separate ways. "I'm going to tell you what, they were special in November, January, and when we started April 29th, and they're special tonight". "That's what really separated us again".

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