Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

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 The Seattle Storm take a 2-0 lead into Game 3 of the WNBA Finals in Washington D.C
Frederick Owens | 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.

And Wednesday, Bird tallied 10 assists, her career high for the Finals, while scoring 10 points, including a pair of dagger three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

"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.

Nintendo Direct: Final Fantasy and NES classics coming to Switch, kupo!
It's slated to come to the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch this winter. World of Final Fantasy Maxima will arive on November 6th.


Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm
Hurricane Florence brought a storm surge of some 3 meters (10 feet) as it began battering the USA east coast early on Friday. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia , Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Some South Carolina lane reversals to end
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.

ED: "To get her - trust me, I know, I've got you, Panda. Now I can go to the bar, order her everything she needs".

"We can really create something here, and I think we've really grown this fan base", said Delle Donne.

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