Storm sweep Aces to capture 4th WNBA championship

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Storm sweep Aces to capture 4th WNBA championship

PALMETTO, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 06: Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm holds the trophy after winning the WNBA Championship following a Game 3 win over the Las Vegas Aces at Feld Entertainment Center on October 06, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images/AFP


The Seattle Storm become the sixth team in league history to go undefeated in a single postseason

The Seattle Storm used a balanced attack to capture their fourth WNBA championship in franchise history on Tuesday, October 6 (Wednesday, October 7, Philippine time) with a 92-59 rout of the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces.

Breanna Stewart scored 26 points to lead 4 players in double figures as the Storm swept the best-of-five finals in 3 straight. 

The Storm are now tied with the Minnesota Lynx and the Houston Comets, for the most titles in league history at 4. The Storm also won in 2004, 2010, and 2018.

Stewart was named MVP of the finals after averaging 28.3 points in the series which was held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. 

Jewell Loyd scored 19 points and had 9 rebounds while Jordin Canada tallied 15 points for the Storm, who have won a record 11 games in a row in the WNBA finals, dating to the team’s first championship in 2004. 

Seattle is also the sixth team in league history to go undefeated in a single postseason (6-0), joining the 2013 Lynx (7-0), 2010 Storm (7-0), 2002 Sparks (6-0), 2000 Comets (6-0) and 1997 Comets (2-0).

Sue Bird, who will turn 40 next week, finished with 5 points and 7 assists. She has been part of all the title runs. 

“I do what I have to do to be able to play at a high level,” said Bird. 

Seattle put the game away in the 3rd quarter, scoring 12 of the first 14 points in the period.

A’ja Wilson led the Aces with 18 points, including 14 in the opening quarter. – Rappler.com

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