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New Opal claims WNBA title with Seattle

The team enjoys champagne in the locker room The team enjoys champagne in the locker room
Cassandra Gardner | 14 September, 2018, 14:30

They trust me; they trusted me from day one. After years of work and planning and back-to-back No. 1 draft picks, the franchise had found a way to bring the trophy back to Seattle.

The Storm's 2018 WNBA Championship Parade will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16.

A young Seattle team that lost in the first round the past two years and won just 15 games last season, obliterated the Mystics.

The Storm were lead by 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart, who averaged 20.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. In the end, the Storm, who dominated the regular season, proved to be the league's best team.

"I could tell even back then that she was special", Rizzotti said. "I, unfortunately, wasn't able to practice a lot in the moments that we had off, so I was kind of trying to figure out my go-to moves as games were going on and just trying to get comfortable finding different ways".

Winning and alcohol creates potent truth serum where confessions and secrets are revealed. Two of the league's most improved players were on the Mystics' roster.

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The Mystics were playing in the franchise's first Finals.

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. "She makes your team better. We won this thing".

"We can really create something here, and I think we've really grown this fan base", said Delle Donne. "Look, this isn't about me". There is no doubt in the back of my mind that the Washington Mystics will be back next year contending for a championship and now that rookies like Ariel Atkins have playoff experience, the Mystics now know what it takes to get back to the promise land. And we did that.

"We shot the ball extremely well and I don't know if it was our defense or shots just not going in for them", coach Dan Hughes said. So it's incredible to be sitting here right now, I was just saying this earlier, I really believe it just came to me. Many question marks surrounded Washington's offseason, from who in the frontcourt could aid Elena Delle Donne to how the team would adapt without the presence of Emma Meesseman, who averaged 14 points and 5.7 rebounds but announced in January she would sit out the season to train for this month's World Cup with Belgium.

The Storm became the sixth team to sweep a Finals in three games - something the team did in 2010. The Storm's championship also saw 11-time All-Star point guard Sue Bird, the league's oldest player and long-time member of the Storm, win the third WNBA championship of her career. It was her first double-double performance in the championship round. She is expected to return to the Mystics in 2019. "She's exactly what you want in a point guard and a leader".

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