LeBron James congratulates Seattle Storm on WNBA title

Seattle's Sue Bird passes in front of the Mystics Elena Delle Donne in the second half of Game 2

The Storm did it in style, completing a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics on Wednesday with a 98-82 win in Fairfax, Virginia.

Last night, with the help of some fellow former Huskies - Bird and three-point specialist Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis - Stewart won her first WNBA championship in her third season.

Sixteen-year veteran Sue Bird led the Storm with a career-best 7.1 assists per game this season, while fourth-year guard Jewell Loyd finished second on the team in scoring with 15.5 points per affair. "You have to think big picture", Kristi Toliver said after the Mystics' season-ending loss to Seattle. Though the floor of the arena, the home gym of George Mason University, boasts the imported red, white and blue signage of the Mystics, the 10,000 seats surrounding the court alternate from green to yellow - Storm-like colors.

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.

Stewart and Bird have had each had a remarkable year, culminating in a magical end to the season that's been years in the making for their franchise. "I didn't even know [Toliver's] favorite beer".

"It doesn't feel real yet, honestly", WNBA Finals MVP Breanna Stewart said after the game.

"Just knowing that Game 3 was so important; obviously playing on the road is tough, but we knew we could close out this series and we wanted to do it today", Stewart said. "I, unfortunately, wasn't able to practice a lot in the moments that we had off, so I was kind of trying to figure out my go-to moves as games were going on and just trying to get comfortable finding different ways". "[Turnovers have] just stopped us from getting into the flow we want to get into". "But we had a goal coming into this year, we knew what to do and how to get better and we just continue to push one another".

Howard was a deep reserve for Minnesota during the Lynx's title run previous year, averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 points.

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 great thing is we can still improve. "Now I can go to the bar and order her everything she needs".

"We were up at halftime, but we knew D.C. was going to come back", Stewart said. "That's what really separated us again".

This is likely just the beginning for the dynamic 24-year-old forward, who won the NCAA Championship during each of her four seasons at the University of CT.

Lost in all of that Game 5 commotion was Stewart's strong performance, something that Bird said happens too often.

"Seattle Stew" was officially born in 2018 as she took League and WNBA Finals MVP honors, eliminating any debate about who the LeBron James of the women's game will be going forward.

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