The Storm rolled past the Mystics 98-82 on Wednesday night at EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, to complete the series sweep and win their third WNBA title. Breanna Stewart added to her already impressive career by now being a WNBA champion and a finals MVP after winning regular season MVP earlier this year. It was a rare show of emotion from a normally reserved Bird, and the 14 points she dropped in the fourth, including four threes, to send the Storm to the Finals set social media ablaze.
Players such as point guard Natasha Cloud, who ascended to become the team's starting point guard, and Tianna Hawkins, who lost 20 pounds before the start of the season so she could play more effectively off the bench, give Sanders confidence.
Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points, and Kristi Toliver had 22 for the Mystics, who were appearing in the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
What took place on Wednesday night on the campus of George Mason University, in a green-and-yellow arena turned red-and-blue, would have been hard to imagine just two years ago. She was carried to the locker room and did not return.
But Stewart was fouled by Delle Donne while making a jump shot from the free-throw line on the next possession and converted the three-point play, sparking an 8-0 run to put Seattle back in control. "I packed really lightly", Collier said.
In Game 1, Washington made just 3 of 21 shots from beyond the arc. "But our perimeter shooting allowed us to create some separation and then we managed the game pretty well". "[Turnovers have] just stopped us from getting into the flow we want to get into". "And to do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react to be honest". If we win a championship this week, that will be great.
The Storm's championship sparked an outpouring of civic pride from the likes of Seattle natives Isaiah Thomas and Bill Russell, the Boston Celtics legend, who ended his Tweet with a joyful proclamation: #WeRepS3attle. Washington went from winning 13 games in 2016 with a.382 win percentage to finishing as runner-ups in the WNBA Finals in a year in which they won almost two-thirds of their games.
Head Coach Dan Hughes is celebrating his first league title after previously leading two other WNBA teams to the playoffs.
"We'd like to have taken that one last step, but the window for us is open right now", coach Mike Thibault said. "Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs".
"This is probably going to be one of the most defining moments of my career", Bird said. It's when people say things like, 'There's no basketball in Seattle anymore.' Or, like, 'We need pro basketball back in Seattle.' They're talking about how the Sonics are gone. "That's what really separated us again".
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National Hurricane Centre director Ken Graham warned that Florence is forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore. The weather system could reach category five as its draws strength from the warm Atlantic waters, say forecasters.
Much of Moonves' tenure at CBS has been marked by a power struggle with Redstone over her plan to merge CBS and Viacom . In early trading, the stock was down more than 3.5% as investors took measure of the company's unanswered questions.
Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. This year's celebrations also marked the revival of North Korea's iconic mass games after a five-year hiatus.
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The Administration announced Monday that it is closing the PLO's Washington office, citing lack of progress on peace negotiations. More than 120 countries around the world are members, but superpowers - including the US, Russia and China - have not signed up.
After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead. It's fair to say Rashford enjoys England's games on the road. "There was plenty of room for improvement".
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He'll be in the rehab group [on Wednesday]. "He's always responded, puts a lot of extra time in", McCarthy told reporters. He said his knee is still sore , but that it's improving every day. "We'll take it day by day and learn as we go".
His comments came during a speech at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award. Saying that Nazis are bad?" The speech was a preview of the argument that Obama is likely to make throughout the fall.
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Novak Djokovic wins 3rd US Open title
He had all but deflated. "There is a lot of significance of me being now shoulder to shoulder with Sampras", Djokovic said. Del Potro, seeded third, was appearing in the second Grand Slam final of his career nine years after reaching his first.
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Lightning forced two delays of about two hours each Sunday, and it took Miami more than seven hours to complete a 27-20 victory. Lewan was hurt at the end of interception return by Reshad Jones in the third quarter. "It's a lot of fun to play with them".