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WNBA Finals Media Roundup: What They’re Saying

Seattle Storm’s Championship Clincher Highest-Rated WNBA Finals Game On ESPN2 Since 2010, Up 33% From Last Year

The Seattle Storm’s championship-clinching Game 3 of the 2018 WNBA Finals earned a 0.4 metered-market rating last night, the highest-rated WNBA Finals game on ESPN2 since 2010 (tied with six other Finals games). The game, which saw Seattle overcome the Washington Mystics 98 – 82 for the sweep, was also up 33% from last year’s Game 3. Read More

WNBA Title Proves To Be Breanna Stewart’s Destiny

UConn coach Geno Auriemma couldn’t stop grinning. The player who led his Huskies to four consecutive NCAA titles had just won her first WNBA championship at the age of 24. And after winning the regular-season MVP, Breanna Stewart became the sixth player in league history to earn WNBA Finals MVP too. “The bigger the game gets, the lower her heart rate gets, it seems,” Auriemma said. “Most players get really excited or nervous. For Stewie, it’s like everything is in slow motion for her. It’s a big game, and it’s like, ‘When do I prove to everybody that I am who I am? I’ll do that now.’ That’s just how Stewie is.” Read More

Mystics’ Season Ends With A Loss In The WNBA Finals, But It Feels Like The Start Of Something

For this sport in this town, Wednesday’s Game 3 was nothing short of the biggest game involving a local team since the University of Maryland won the national title a dozen years ago. In the history of the WNBA, 13 franchises had reached this stage before this year. Washington was never one of them. For a team that, just seven years ago, went 11-57 over a two-season stretch, that’s not nothing. Read More

Natasha Howard Shines In Starring Role For WNBA Champion Storm

Natasha Howard had been a reserve in the WNBA Finals the past three seasons. This year, she played a starring role. Howard had a career-high 29 points, plus 14 rebounds, in the Seattle Storm’s 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 on Wednesday. It completed a sweep for the Storm, who know they couldn’t have done it without the 6-foot-2 post player. Howard was the league’s most improved player this season, progress that came mostly because she had more of a chance to play in Seattle. Read More

Seattle Seahawks React To Seattle Storm’s WNBA Championship

The Seattle Storm claimed their third WNBA title on Wednesday night, defeating the Washington Mystics, 98-82, to complete a three-game sweep in the best-of-five series. League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 30 points in the victory and was selected Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points through the three games. Seahawks players, staff, and Legends were paying close attention to the local team’s performance, and several of them reacted to the Storm’s most recent title on Twitter. Read More

Despite Finals Loss, Mystics Have A Lot To Be Optimistic About

Minutes after Washington head coach Mike Thibault walked into the Mystics locker room following Wednesday’s 98-82 season-ending loss to the Seattle Storm, he was already looking forward to next season. Choosing not to dwell on the team’s third straight loss, or make any excuses as to how it fell on the wrong end of 3-0 WNBA Finals sweep, he was already looking ahead. “It’s already in the past,” Thibault said. “We’re already onto the next thing.” Read More

Sue Bird Is Not Going Anywhere

At 37, she’s champion again of the WNBA as the Storm’s clutch leader, coming off one of her best seasons ever with no plans to stop aspiring and inspiring. This year, in her 16th season, Bird established career bests in field-goal percentage (46.6), three-point percentage (44.8) and assists (7.1). And then she did what she did in the postseason. Read More