Natasha Howard helps lead Seattle Storm to WNBA title

Annette Crawford
September 13, 2018

Howard, who came to Seattle in an offseason trade with Minnesota, won her second straight WNBA title on Wednesday after finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds, while shooting 11-of-14 from the field and knocking down both of her 3-pointers. "I'm going to tell you what, they were special in November, January, and when we started April 29th, and they're special tonight". We had some great additions along the way, obviously one sitting to my left.

The Mystics looked poised for a fourth-quarter comeback by opening the period on an 11-1 run, with Delle Donne scoring the first six points. "The difference between really good teams at this level, can be if you're able to get production from places that you don't normally expect".

"I'm still trying to find the right words, and I'm a guy that can usually find the right words", Hughes said after the game. And her experience with the Fever and the Lynx in previous WNBA Finals showed in how well she played throughout this year for the Storm.

Seattle Storm forward and league MVP Breanna "Stewie" Stewart hopes to eat and drink all that her "heart desires" in coming days after leading her team to its third WNBA title Wednesday night.

Seattle is in the WNBA Finals for the third time in franchise history.

What took place on Wednesday night on the campus of George Mason University, in a green-and-yellow arena turned red-and-blue, would have been hard to imagine just two years ago. "I think that what we did as a team for these past four months, we had a goal and that was to win a championship".

She became the sixth player in WNBA history to be named regular season and Finals MVP in the same year, joining last year's victor Sylvia Fowles (2017), former Storm star Lauren Jackson (2010), Phoenix's Diana Taurasi (2009) and a pair of legends in Lisa Leslie (2001) and Cynthia Cooper (1997, 1998). "If I'm exhausted, she can guard [Elena] Delle Donne, and if she's exhausted, I can do it".

"There's been a huge transformation with the culture of this team", said Delle Donne, who was acquired by Washington before the 2017 season. "I don't know if it was putting us seventh or eighth, I can't remember, and our team took a look at that and said, hell, no". And after two years of losing, she was ready to win her first title and make sure that it isn't her last. Now I can go to the bar and order her everything she needs.

ED: "To get her - trust me, I know, I've got you, Panda. I felt more and more uncomfortable as we kept going".

"This is probably going to be one of the most defining moments of my career", Bird said. Starting with a Stewart 3-point play, Seattle countered with eight consecutive points and pulled away. "So hopefully everybody goes off to wherever they're going this offseason but continues to improve, get better, and then come back and regroup and build off of this season".

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