As a team, the Storm set a franchise record for road wins (13) and became the fifth squad in league history to go without back-to-back losses in the regular season. The Storm were victorious 98-82 in a game that was decided in the second quarter.
Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics.
WNBA legend Sue Bird, a teammate of Jackson's for Seattle's two previous championships, turned in a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.
As bedlam burst and champagne poured, Breanna Stewart stood tall inside the cramped, plastic-lined visitor's locker room and allowed herself a smile of gratification.
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. "She makes your team better". Seattle's other title came in 2004. As the team took their morning shoot-around Wednesday, the official opening event for what will be their new home at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Ward 8 was announced, just 10 days away.
The Seattle Storm swept the Washington Mystics in the WNBA Finals, thanks to the top-notch play from the (apparently) ageless Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart.
The Minnesota Lynx, who won the WNBA championship in 2017, were not invited to the White House. The decision to speak publicly about a very private part of her life, along with the outpouring of support afterwards, have given her a sense of freedom, she said. "Their time together showed".
Fans of the former Huskies paid close attention to the championship game. "And I'm excited that we have a wide open window for the future. It's a shame we couldn't give them one more home game but I feel good about this team going forward and we're a full year ahead of schedule", Coach Thibault said proudly.
"I'm still trying to find the right words, and I'm a guy that can usually find the right words", Hughes said after the game. "And we just continued to play for each other".
"And I didn't know if I would be back to the Finals ever again". The great thing is we can still improve. The Mystics made the mistakes a young team makes, especially on the interior. That got us before.
Delle Donne was also named to the All-WNBA First Team on Wednesday. "I'm super proud of the way we bounced back from a lot of adversity that we faced all season long".