The Seattle Storm are the WNBA World Champions for the third time!

The women of the Storm didn't just beat the Washington Mystics -- they dominated them

September 13, 2018
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You somehow knew they were going to do it. You knew our Seattle Storm weren't just going to beat the Washington Mystics in the WNBA FInals, but they were going to do it as quickly and decisively as possible -- in a three-game sweep. And with their 98-82 win on Wednesday night, they did it. The Storm have a third WNBA title, and Seattle is a championship city again.

The quick recap: The Storm racked up a 16-point lead after the first half behind dominant performances from small forward and league MVP Breanna Stewart and center Natasha Howard.  Stewart led the Storm finishing the game with 30 points — shooting 11-of-22 from the field — and eight rebounds. Howard was right behind her, dropping a double-double 29 points and 14 rebounds in the win, shooting 11-of-14 from the field. Their combined 59 points alone accounted for more than 61 percent of the Storms’ points. Alysha Clark finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Storm, and veteran Sue Bird finished with 10 points and 10 assists.

Sue Bird, BTW, is the only Storm player who was on the team for its two previous championsips, in 2010 and 2004. She's 37, for pete's sake! And she's super cool. The whole thing's super cool.

Congrats to our city's latest championship team.It feels good, doesn't it?