Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks React To Seattle Storm's WNBA Championship

Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks React To Seattle Storm's WNBA Championship

For a game featuring teams from Seattle and Washington D.C., Hartford-New Haven had the second highest viewership for markets watching the championship behind only Seattle-Tacoma, according to ESPN.

A rally and a parade are planned for Sunday afternoon near Seattle Center. After eliminating Phoenix in a thrilling five-game series in the 2018 WNBA Semifinals, the Storm collected two triumphs in the Emerald City against Washington (89-76 on September 7; 75-73 on September 9) before defeating the Mystics on Wednesday to complete the sweep.

Breanna Stewart led all scorers with 30 points as the Seattle Storm topped the Washington Mystics 98-82 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals Wednesday night to capture the third championship in franchise history. Howard capped her breakout season with 29 points (on 11 of 14 shooting) with a game-high 14 rebounds. During that 10-minute frame, the home team shot just 26.3 percent (5-for-19) from the field to only manage 14 points in the quarter. "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".

The Storm became the sixth team to sweep a Finals in three games - something the team did in 2010. Post your congratulations and photos on the KING 5 Facebook page as we continue our coverage of the Storm's winning legacy. They forgot about their past, which included seven straight playoffs losses on the road and focused entirely on Game 3. The Mystics got out to a 4-0 lead with Kristi Toliver and Elena Delle Donne knocking down jump shots, while the Storm had back-to-back turnovers.

What was billed as a battle between two of the league's most lethal three-point shooting teams turned into a one-sided display for the Storm. The Mystics trailed by as many as 18 in the third quarter but clawed within five on a Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 3-pointer with 6:49 left, with Delle Donne scoring or assisting on each basket during an 11-1 run. Clearly, I wanted to stay at the top of my game and wanted to help this franchise get on the other side of this rebuild, but the Finals? "We're poised to get better".

The 24-year-old was also named the WNBA Finals MVP on Wednesday following her 30-point performance.

Then there is Ariel Atkins (22), who just completed a solid rookie campaign many did not see coming.

Asked whether she would visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump, Bird said, "No, I wouldn't".

"I gotta say, as exciting as it is to have the Storm making playoff noise - I'm anxious that everyone's not on the same page". "We're already onto the next thing". In the end, the Storm, who dominated the regular season, proved to be the league's best team.

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