Seattle Storm capture third WNBA title after sweeping Washington Mystics
Seattle Storm capture third WNBA title after sweeping Washington Mystics
The Seattle Storm take a 2-0 lead into Game 3 of the WNBA Finals in Washington D.C
14 September, 2018, 14:29
Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. Stewart drained all four of her three-point attempts in the first half to build Seattle's insurmountable lead.
"We spent a lot of our time this year relying on a rookie player to be our third scorer", Thibault said of Atkins, who averaged 11.3 points in the regular season and scored 20 in Game 5 of the semifinals against Atlanta.
In front of the sold-out George Mason EagleBank Arena of 9,164 souls and not Capital One Arena because of a previously scheduled Drake concert, things got off to a great start for the "home" team.
Stewart wouldn't allow this series to extend past Game 3, she was eager to get the champagne popping.
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 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.
As for the Washington Mystics, this unbelievable season comes to an end. 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? The team's first two titles came in 2004 and 2010.
The Mystics, in their first Finals in franchise history, were far from disgraced rallying from 18 points down to trail 72-67 with 6:49 remaining.
Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm
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Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland. One such tool helping hurricane-watchers keep track of Florence is the appropriately-named Hurricane Tracker app.
UConn alumna Breanna Stewart glanced over at her teammates with a smile, soaking in the moments after winning the Seattle Storm's third WNBA Title Wednesday night.
"On the court, off the court, honestly, Sue is at the center of why we're here, again, " the Storm's president and general manager, Alisha Valavanis, told ESPN's Holly Rowe as the Storm received a new trophy to add to the bulging case.
"There's been a huge transformation with the culture of this team", said Delle Donne, who was acquired by Washington before the 2017 season.
Australian Opal-in-waiting Sami Whitcomb has come off the bench to help the Seattle Storm clinch the WNBA title.
"It's incredible to be sitting here right now", the 17-year veteran said (via the Seattle Times). "Obviously this isn't how we wanted it to end, but it's an experience we can grow from".
STAR POWER: The matchup between Delle Donne and Stewart highlights the series.
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"We can really create something here, and I think we've really grown this fan base", said Delle Donne.
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In Hampton Roads the average price is presently $2.60 per gallon, a penny less than last week, but 10 cents more than past year . Rivers are high, and the storm will be moving slowly when it arrives, exacerbating the danger, Rossi told USA TODAY.
Solange Iliou Thompson, a restaurant owner in the town of Wilmington, North Carolina, made her stance clear. There will be hurricane-force winds up to 80 miles from the centre of the storm, meteorologists say.
Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was imperative locals heed the evacuation warnings. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.
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On cusp of 3rd WNBA title, Seattle Storm not about to relax
Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team vote. Yet less than a minute later, the Storm had the lead back to 15 points, completely shutting the Mystics down.
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