Storm Sweep Mystics for WNBA Finals
(knock knock) Broom service. In all five instances that a team has led 2-0 in the WNBA finals, they've swept. Last night was no exception.
The Seattle Storm were dominant again in Game 3 as they beat the Washington Mystics, 98-82. The Storm snagged an early lead and stepped on the gas in the second quarter (outscoring Washington 27-14). The Mystics cut the deficit to five in the 4th quarter, but Seattle went on an 18-6 run to close it out. It's Seattle's third WNBA championship.
League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 77 points in the three finals games (26.3 per game). Last night, "Stewy" dropped 30 points (4-for-5 from 3-point range) and grabbed eight rebounds, securing the Finals MVP Award.
Natasha Howard was also ridiculous with 29 points and 14 rebounds. Sue Bird added 10 points and 10 assists for a double-double in what could've been her final WNBA game.
Dan Hughes... Finally
Storm head coach Dan Hughes has coached more games than anyone in WNBA history, and he just won his first championship last night. Hughes has coached for more than two decades, spending most of that time in San Antonio. He took the Seattle job last offseason and got a ring in Year 1. Good move, Dan.