On cusp of 3rd WNBA title, Seattle Storm not about to relax

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The Storm earned their 3rd WNBA title Wednesday night in Fairfax, Virginia in three games of a best-of-5 series.

"We want to bring the trophy back to Seattle from this game".

James, of course, knows how it is to be on the other end of a championship loss and wanted to recognize the Mystics for their season.

In Game 2 of the Finals, Bird sank an improbable 35-foot three-pointer to beat the buzzer in the fourth and provide an emotional lift during a 75-73 victory. "We're going to be better", Washington guard Kristi Toliver said after Game 2. "We're going to be better when we get home, and we're going to knock down shots".

"We were both playing in Russian Federation at the time; she was playing on a team in Moscow, I was playing on a team in Ekaterinburg, and both of our flights were out of NY to Moscow", said Bird. "I'm just so thankful that we were both playing in Russian Federation at the time and that we just met because we connected instantly, and that's been my person that I go to about everything in my life".

Geno Auriemma wasn't sure he'd be able to attend Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday, but there he was in the EagleBank Arena stands.

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Stewart led the Storm on Wednesday night, finishing the game with 30 points - shooting 11-of-22 from the field - and eight rebounds. "So we ran into each other in the lounge, and obviously we knew each other before that, but not that well".

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WNBAElena Delle Donne boxes out Breanna Stewart.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt sank a 3-pointer with 6:49 left to cut Seattle's 16-point lead at the start of the fourth to five (72-67) and inject a little suspense in a game the Storm controlled for three quarters.

As did numerous players who represent those teams, such as Seahawks stars Earl Thomas, Russell Wilson and Frank Clark. Now I can go to the bar and order her everything she needs. Everyone has to have an "I love you off the court, but I'm going to kill you on the court" type of mentality.

Those friendly jokes and hugs may turn into tough fouls and trash talk during the game, but once the final buzzer sounds, the switch is flipped back to friendship mode.

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The legendary University of CT women's basketball coach sat next to his long-time assistant Chris Daley watching the most decorated player they'd ever coach do what she always does - dominate and win.

"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".

Bird understands her career is nearing the end, even though she remains among the league's best.

For years, Bird has sidestepped talk about when she'll put an end to a Hall-of-Fame bound career that includes two NCAA titles at CT, four Olympic gold medals, three FIBA world championships and four EuroLeague championships.

"It didn't feel like my first WNBA finals closeout game", the poised Stewart said.

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