Seattle Storm sweeps Washington Mystics

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Now, fans can gear up with a brand new Seattle Storm t-shirt, celebrating their three-peat.

The Mystics were playing in the franchise's first Finals. The Mystics and Storm tip off Game 3 Wednesday at 8 EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia.

With Mystics star Elena Delle Donne appearing to get stronger with each passing day, the Storm can't afford to give away any games.

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"You just never know when you're going to be back - you're going to make me cry - and I didn't think I'd be back, " Bird said. But we can't take our foot off the pedal. "From letting a team back into the game, to end of game how we're handling things". The team was young, and Bird knew they were rebuilding, but she chose to stay. It's unthinkable. And yet, that's the situation in which the Mystics found themselves over the last couple weeks as a $40 million renovation of their now former home took place. "The construction in our arena at Capital One, being on the road most of July, playing at GW for the first round, and playing here at George Mason the second round".

So after Bird had to face her longtime friend Diana Taurasi in the semifinals with a Finals berth on the line, she is now facing another good friend in Toliver for the WNBA championship.

THE Seattle Storm, featuring the newest Australian Opal, Sami Whitcomb, have cruised to the 2018 WNBA Championship after sweeping the Washington Mystics. It was a convincing 98-82 win for Seattle to capture the franchise's third championship in history.

To win the first championship in franchise history, the third-seeded Mystics must win three straight games, something no WNBA team has done in the best-of-five Finals.

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In Game 1, Washington made just 3 of 21 shots from beyond the arc.

In Seattle's practice between Games 1 and 2, Bird recalled Thibault coming up to her during that Friday shootaround and said the feeling of admiration is mutual, but that both she and Thibault will flip the switch to being competitors as soon as the game is set for tipoff.

Washington coach Mike Thibault was annoyed with several things after Game 2, most dealing with officiating.

Liz Cambage, Wings: In her first WNBA season since 2013, the Australian center led the league in scoring (23.0 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (9.7 rpg). "We're going to be better", Washington guard Kristi Toliver said after Game 2. "Like numerous girls on this team, I grew up idolizing Sue Bird and playing with her is still a little bit surreal".

"We feel really good, we feel really positive". "And we get to build on it for these next three games".

Breanna Stewart was the darling of the night as she scored 30 points to pace her team en route to winning Finals MVP honors.

That may not be a fair assessment to make about the Washington Mystics, who head back home facing a 2-0 deficit to the Seattle Storm in the best-of-five series, and almost pulled off a split in Seattle before falling short 75-73 in Game 2 on Sunday.

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