Seattle Storm sweep Washington Mystics to capture WNBA championship

Seattle's Sue Bird passes in front of the Mystics Elena Delle Donne in the second half of Game 2

The Seattle Storm clinched their third WNBA championship with a 98-82 win over the Washington Mystics in Fairfax, Virginia Wednesday night. She was named game MVP after already being named league MVP of the WNBA for 2018. Stewart drained all four of her three-point attempts in the first half to build Seattle's insurmountable lead.

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.

Mystics star and former league MVP Elena Delle Donne led Washington with 23 points, shooting 9-of-18 from the field. 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.

Back in their offices at Capital One Arena on Thursday morning, the Washington Mystics went about the quotidian details of breakdown day before disbanding for the offseason. Case in point: can you imagine planned construction on Capital One Arena during either the National Basketball Association or NHL postseason, forcing the Wizards or Caps to play elsewhere? We showed a lot of character this year, a lot of resiliency coming off after the All-Star break playing really well, and then obviously to make the Finals against a really great team.

"It doesn't feel real yet, honestly", WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart said after the game. "We have seen so much growth in our fanbase in the last two years", Delle Donne said.

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In Game 1, Washington made just 3 of 21 shots from beyond the arc.

Stewart wouldn't allow this series to extend past Game 3, she was eager to get the champagne popping.

Taurasi, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer, tied for third in the league at 20.7 points per game and was fourth in assists at 5.3 per game.

Out of all of the insane moments in the Storm's series against the Mercury - arguably the most intense five games of the entire playoffs - Bird's Game 5 takeover will likely be the most memorable. If we win a championship this week, that will be great. "And to do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react to be honest".

"We had a goal for this year. Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs".

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"We were up at halftime, but we knew D.C. was going to come back", Stewart said.

Stewart had stewed during her first two Storm seasons, unwilling to accept mediocrity after such a storied collegiate and Olympic career.

Still, Mystics guard Natasha Cloud described her team's situation as "David and Goliath", as no team in WNBA history has come back to win the championship after trailing 2-0 in the Finals. "That's what really separated us again".

"This is probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me", said Stewart, who averaged 25.7 points in the Finals.

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