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New Opal claims WNBA title with Seattle

Storm guard Jewell Loyd floats to the net for two in the third quarter as the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics for game two of the WNBA Finals at Key Arena in Seattle Sunday Breanna Stewart, Elena Delle Donne among All-WNBA first-team selections
Rita Gibson | 14 September, 2018, 14:30

Seattle ended up losing that game by 2 points, and in an essay for The Players' Tribune Bird said that she was proud of the team because they proved they could do it without her - something she's been pushing them to realize all season.

The message to Stewart was clear: At age 24, don't take for granted that she's leading the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Finals and expect it to happen all the time.

The Storm had MVP Breanna Stewart go off for 30 points on 11-for-22 shooting including 4-for-5 from deep, which was complemented by a monster game from Natasha Howard who had 29 points on 11-for-14 shooting and 14 rebounds. It was really imperative that Jewell [Loyd] kind of become part of our flow, and I thought she did a great, great job of giving us that flow at that point. Their two captains, Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver, were the primary catalysts from the oft-mediocre franchise going from bad to good to great.

The location, George Mason University, marked the third arena Washington has called home this season and the second in the playoffs.

The top five markets were: Seattle-Tacoma (3.6), Hartford & New Haven (1.7), Washington, DC (1.2), New Orleans (0.9), Memphis (0.9).

The next wave of WNBA stars will be led by Stewart a product of a UConn Huskies machine that brings a culture of leadership, teamwork, talent, championship pedigree and visibility to the WNBA game. The Storm returned to dominance this season, capturing the W's best overall record and the number one spot in the playoffs.

"Our team went through a rebuild, and yes, I chose to stay, and once we got Jewell and Stewie, we knew we would get on the other side, but how do you know you're going to get on the other side this fast".

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If this were the National Basketball Association, the Washington Mystics' front office might be making calls to players of Paul George's or Kawhi Leonard's caliber right now. And it was her performance in the fourth quarter of Game 5 against Phoenix that put Seattle in the championship series, hitting four 3-pointers and scoring 14 of her 22 points during a brilliant six-minute stretch that left the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James singing her praises on social media.

Bird is the common factor in Seattle's three championship runs, which have been under different coaches-the late Anne Donovan in 2004 (first female coach to win a WNBA title), Brian Agler in 2010 and Dan Hughes in 2018.

"There's been a huge transformation with the culture of this team", said Delle Donne, who was acquired by Washington before the 2017 season.

"We spent a lot of our time this year relying on a rookie player as our third scorer", Thibault said.

The Storm swept in three games. "We're already onto the next thing". "Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs".

ED: "To get her - trust me, I know, I've got you, Panda".

"I'm sure he's going to say we're not invited anyway".

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