Sep 12, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) looks on from the court against the Washington Mystics during the second quarter in game three of the WNBA Finals at Eagle Bank Arena.
"Seattle deserves to have this trophy back", Stewart said. We went through a rebuild a couple of years ago, and who's to say we'd get here this quickly. "God blessed me with an opportunity to coach her and I will be forever grateful". The Mystics went on a 14-3 run to open the fourth and cut the lead to five.
Bird is redefining what it means to grow old in the WNBA and said "40 is the new 30". It was another six years before she was back in the finals winning another title. Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner were not with the team for those two games due to their participation in the WNBA playoffs, but did join them for the trip to France.
"We said it all year, you can't get too high or too low".
What was billed as a battle between two of the league's most lethal three-point shooting teams turned into a one-sided display for the Storm. "Just don't tell me about it".
The three-time WNBL All-Star with the Perth Lynx is now a WNBA champion after making her American league debut for the Storm at age 28 last season.
Asked whether she would visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump, Bird said, "No, I wouldn't".
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The team looks very balanced and it's going to be very tough for Tottenham, despite home advantage. Tottenham were disappointing at Watford last time out, losing to two set piece goals .
"Last year, we were brand new", Delle Donne said.
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.
Stewart wouldn't allow this series to extend past Game 3, she was eager to get the champagne popping.
"We had a great season", Delle Donne made clear.
Whitcomb, a California-native who recently became citizen of Australia, his two clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter to help seal the game, while playing an instrumental role throughout the championship series. "It's a shame we couldn't give them one more home game but I feel good about this team going forward and we're a full year ahead of schedule", Coach Thibault said proudly. And of course, Atkins emerged as one of the best rookies in a strong 2018 draft class, showcasing her ability as both a tenacious defender and viable offensive threat behind Delle Donne and Toliver. Relive the TOP 5 PLAYS from #WNBAFinals Game 3 as @seattlestorm clinched the title.
"This is probably going to be one of the defining moments of my career to have played however many years I've been playing, to have won in all these places, but then to do it at the end in such a way that was different from all the others, it's really incredible".
"Basically, we've played a lot of this season through a bunch of distractions", said Mystics head coach Mike Thibault.