Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm.
The Storm swept in three games.
"Stewie was just awesome", Storm coach Dan Hughes said. "I've seen her as a youngster, and I have seen her with the Storm, and she really is truly awesome".
In 2004, she partnered with Lauren Jackson and Finals MVP Betty Lennox for an unexpected Finals win. "I didn't coach her on the U-17 team in 2010 but I saw her". "There is probably no comparison to be honest". Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team vote. Our team went through a rebuild and yes, I chose to stay.
The coach sensed something brewing early in his first year with the franchise.
"I mean, Stewie and I joke, I don't know if I should even say this, but at the start of the season we lost to Phoenix at home, and we were like, oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be, because it didn't - we hadn't clicked yet", Bird said. "What she did this year was ahead of schedule, for us", Thibault said of the seventh overall pick.
Joining Stewart (195 points) and Taurasi (179) on the All-WNBA First Team are Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage (190), Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (184) and Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes (138).
"Obviously, this finals didn't go the way we wanted it". A reliable scorer and rebounder to pair down low with Delle Donne, Meesseman was an All-Star in 2015 at just 22 years old. And of course, Atkins emerged as one of the best rookies in a strong 2018 draft class, showcasing her ability as both a tenacious defender and viable offensive threat behind Delle Donne and Toliver.
The Mystics reached the finals after finishing as the number two seed in the Eastern conference with a 22-12 record, receiving a bye to the second round. "To do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react". That's a pretty important thing to know about Panda. 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. Yet less than a minute later, the Storm had the lead back to 15 points, completely shutting the Mystics down.
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.
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 Mystics were 7 of 20 from behind the arc in Game 3. The Mystics joined that unwanted club.