Sue Bird, Brinna Stewart and Seattle Storm are still unbeaten in the WNBA Finals.
Storm won the fourth championship on Tuesday night with a 92-59 win over Las Vegas Aces in Game 3 from “Woob” at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. That was the biggest margin of victory in the finals, the second record setting for Storm’s sweep. Their four titles are tied all-time with Minnesota Links and Houston Comets.
The Storm franchise has lost just one final game in history and has added titles since 2004, 2010 and 2018. Bird, the 17-year-old P te point guard, has been there for every championship run. He raised the league record to 16 between titles over the years.
Most of the current teams, including Stuart, were there for the 2018 title and Bird and Stewart missed out on 2019 due to injuries. Stuart Its Achilles rupture During the Euroleague play-off in April 2019. The bird deals with a knee injury.
Stuart won his second WNBA Finals MVP award in two trips to the series. That was a unanimous decision, said Commissioner Kathy Engelbert. During Game 3, Stuart scored 26 points in 25 minutes, including 10 of 14 shots and 3 of 4 shots from a 3-point range. She averages 28.3 points in the finals and Game 1 was a career night. She has a record of six consecutive final games with at least 20 points.
Bird scored five points in 22 minutes with seven assists and two blocks. He set the final record in Game 1 with 16 assists; Team Finals supportive record in Game 2 With a total of 33.
Storm sweep causes a balanced attack
The storm relied on a balanced attack over the entire series and outscored the Aces by a total of 51 points. Although Stewart led the way, and Bird took control of the offense, it was a perfect effort in games 2 and 3.
Jewel Lloyd in Game 3 with 19 points and nine rebounds with four assists and two steels near double-double. Elisha Clarke scored 10 points with seven rebounds, five assists and a steal. Jordin Canada scored 15 points in 18 minutes off the bench, with 7 of 12 shots coming from five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Natasha Howard led the team with three steels.
Seattle was 47.5 percent overall and held Aces 34.4 percent off the floor. They won the battle on board, 42-33.
Storm Command Game 3 for the title
Las Vegas scored the first seven points of the game and took nine leads in the first quarter, their biggest lead in the series. League MVP Aaja Wilson made the Storm team’s total number almost equal at one point and the Aces left the first quarter just one bucket behind, 23-21.
They had a chance to take the lead again and also build on it when Stuart got his third wrong in the second: 13: 1 at. But Wilson barely saw the ball and led Storm Assets 16-10, with Stuart on the bench. Seattle 43-34, went over half.
Aces looked defeated in the third quarter and he continued the ball over, as there is a problem in the series. They were all in Seattle for the rest of the game.
Wilson will once again lead all Aces scorers with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. She averaged 19 in the finals, but did not receive much scoring assistance from her teammates. The Aces were twice the sixth woman in the series without the Diary of the Year.
Jackie Young scored 11 points off the bench, though it was 3 out of 12 overall.
No other player has scored in double digits. Caroline Swords had 10 rebounds.
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