Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Sami Whitcomb’s Seattle Storm to play for WNBA championship

Sami Whitcomb’s Seattle Storm to play for WNBA championship

The Storm, behind strong performances from Breanna Stewart and Bird, emerged victorious in the pivotal game, 94-84. She added one last 3-pointer in the final minute as Seattle outscored Phoenix 35-21 in the fourth quarter. "She was there offensively", Hughes said. She just gives you confidence whether she's on the floor or not. Just one season ago Bonner career was in limbo with the birth of her twin girls which caused her to miss the entire 2017 season with the Mercury In 2012 she was named the first Mercury Player other than Diana Taurasi to lead the Mercury in scoring.

It was the fifth time in her career Bird has broken her nose and while she had the protective mask with her in Phoenix, trainers couldn't get the bleeding to stop enough for her to return to the game.

The Mercury have done that all series.

Taurasi was 13-0 in winner-take-all games, but all good things must come to an end, and that's exactly what happened in Seattle on Tuesday night. She always wants to get everyone else involved. "It was a little tough, but we had ourselves in position to win the game". That's routine Sue to me but incredible, really.

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"I was thinking about her the whole game", said Taurasi, who asked Stewart about Bird's condition coming out at halftime. "That's an MVP. That is truly an MVP".

Sue Bird is fired up when the referee doesn't call a foul after she fights for a loose ball.

The Seattle veteran guard then scored 14 points on 5 for 6 shooting to punch her team's ticket to face the Washington Mystics in the Finals, which begin on Friday.

The Phoenix Mercury won Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals by a nose Sunday, setting up a decisive Game 5 Tuesday in Seattle. We'll know soon whether it's enough to deliver the Storm another title.

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