"She's victor, what else can I say", Auriemma said, smiling broadly as Breanna Stewart strolled around EagleBank Arena after the Storm's 98-82 win clutching the WNBA trophy in one hand and the Finals MVP award in the other.
2018 WNBA Most Improved Player Natasha Howard led the way offensively with 29 points and 14 rebounds, while All-WNBA First Team selection Breanna Stewart added 30 points. Bird, the oldest player in the league, ranked second in assists, guiding the team's young superstars the whole way.
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. Emma Meeseman for starters will be a huge boost when she returns next season.More news: Nintendo Direct Confirmed Announced For Sept. 6th, Delayed
It's the Western Conference franchise's third National Basketball Association championship after Australian Lauren Jackson led the side to titles in 2004 and 2010.
"It doesn't feel real yet, honestly", WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart said after the game. From tying the best record in franchise history in the regular season to making the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history is outstanding and these ladies should have their heads up high as they enter this upcoming offseason.
Candace Parker, Sparks: An All-WNBA selection for the eighth time, Parker (17.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.7 apg) was the only player to reach those averages in points, rebounds and assists this season. Give a lot of credit to the Seattle Storm, they are a great team and unfortunately for the Mystics, they ran into a team that didn't make mistakes, had all hands on deck and came up big when it mattered most.More news: Canada PM safe for now as Trump attacks, but angry farmers loom
"Obviously, this finals didn't go the way we wanted it". But Seattle pulled away to capture the championship.
Check out the brand new t-shirt - which honors the Storm's previous titles and their current roster - below.
Minutes into the third quarter, center LaToya Sanders who has been a picture of consistency for the Mystics this season suffered a left ankle sprain that was initially much scarier. I didn't know (Toliver's' favorite) beer. "We won this thing". This marks the first All-WNBA nods for Cambage and Hayes. "We're only out there on the court a little bit of time together, but the moments that we spend hanging out in the airport, playing 'would you rather, ' hanging out, getting dinner together, those are the moments that are so special, and what we're actually probably going to miss the most now that this season has ended".
Bird understands her career is nearing the end, even though she remains among the league's best.More news: Google Made Another Headphone Dongle for the Pixel 2 for $12
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