Friday, September 17, 2010

STORM: Teams wins 2010 WNBA championship


Haven't heard that word in while in Seattle lately, have we? That word in Seattle is kind of a myth. "Ooooo a championship you say?" says East Coast Guy. "I didn't even know people were allowed to give those to Seattle teams." Well I have something to say to you East Coast Guy.

We have one.

The Seattle Storm defeated the Atlanta Dream 87-84 last night to go on to claim their second WNBA championship in the 13 year history of the franchise, the other coming in 2004. The win caps a perfect 7-0 record in the playoffs, including a sweep of Atlanta in the finals.

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Seattle relied heavily on point guard Sue Bird and center Lauren Jackson during the playoffs. Bird averaged near eight assists a game during the playoffs while Jackson averaged about 20 points per game. Bird also nailed the game winner in game one.

To get to the pinnacle of Woman's Basketball, the Storm shredded almost everything in their path, with a dazzling 28-8 record overall and a 17-0 record at home during the regular season. Once the playoffs started they were never truly tested until last night when Angel Mcoughtry went berserk and scored 35 points. But, because of the Storm's veteran leadership, they were able to eventually control her and win the game.

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