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Gallery: Storm 78, Phoenix 71

June 4, 2011


After players and coaches received their championship rings and a banner honoring the 2010 title was raised to the rafters of KeyArena, the Storm defeated the Phoenix Mercury 78-71 on Opening Day, holding Phoenix to 40.3 percent shooting. Check out exclusive photos from the game.


Sue Bird receives her championship ring from Dawn Trudeau of Force 10 Hoops LLC.
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Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson celebrate the 2010 championship.
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Tanisha Wright, Le'coe Willingham and Ashley Robinson show off their new bling.
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Excited fans stream into KeyArena for Opening Day.
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Banners for the 2010 WNBA and Western Conference championships join their 2004 counterparts in the rafters.
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KeyArena at tipoff.
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Lauren Jackson contests Candice Dupree's shot.
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Tanisha Wright drives to the basket.
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Swin Cash scores in traffic.
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A pair of WNBA scoring leaders, Katie Smith and Diana Taurasi, prepare for a play.
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Sue Bird, who finished with a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists, hits a patented pull-up jumper.
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