HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship

Storm forward Breanna Stewart is all smiles during warmups before the Seattle Storm take on the Washington Mystics for game two of the WNBA Finals at Key Arena in Seattle Sunday

Storm sweep Mystics, win third WNBA title

In hopes of lighting a fire under his team, head coach Mike Thibault verbally assaulted an official before heading to the locker room for intermission, which earned him a technical foul.

The next wave of WNBA stars will be led by Stewart a product of a UConn Huskies machine that brings a culture of leadership, teamwork, talent, championship pedigree and visibility to the WNBA game.

The ultra-confident, steely cool Stewart had a feeling about this game, just as she had a feeling about this series and this season.

What was billed as a battle between two of the league's most lethal three-point shooting teams turned into a one-sided display for the Storm. This should make you feel a little better.

This was total domination. "I think that what we did as a team for these past four months, we had a goal and that was to win a championship".

The Storm became the sixth team to sweep a Finals in three games - something the team did in 2010. During that 10-minute frame, the home team shot just 26.3 percent (5-for-19) from the field to only manage 14 points in the quarter.

"We know how great the teams are and how much better we have to be", said Delle Donne, who finished with 23 points. The 6-4 forward averaged a career-best 21.8 points per game, ranking second in the league, to go along with 8.4 boards per affair.

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"And to see it end like this, it's a dream".

"We had a lot of growing up to do and maturing to do and this group really hasn't played together long as a group, he said. I can't believe it". In Game 2 they were 0-for-16, though they forced 15 turnovers and were in the game until the end losing 75-73. "We stayed in the moment".

Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm.

"I could tell even back then that she was special", Rizzotti said.

They have a superstar in Delle Donne and ascending players at most positions. "This didn't feel like my first trip to the Finals". And this season showed that the city of D.C. will be right there, along for the ride.

Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd were the main pieces in the Seattle Storm's march to the 2018 WNBA Championship.

Dan Hughes, 63, was lured out of retirement before the season to coach the Storm. "Probably a combination of both".

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But Seattle countered with eight consecutive points to pull away and put the game to bed.

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

Seattle led 69-53 at the start of the fourth.

Seattle overcame an early deficit to lead 20-16 after the first quarter.

The sellout crowd of 9,164 at EagleBank Arena screamed: "De-fense, De-fense", one last rally cry for a Washington Mystics facing elimination for the fouth time this season.

Bird is now celebrating her third championship with the Storm.

"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. Case in point: can you imagine planned construction on Capital One Arena during either the National Basketball Association or NHL postseason, forcing the Wizards or Caps to play elsewhere? "It really gave us that home court advantage".

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