While the Lakers and Heat battle it out in the NBA Finals; the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas Aces were going at in the WNBA Finals. The Las Vegas Aces, led by 2020 MVP A’ja Wilson, were dominant in the regular season, clinching the #1 seed with an 18-4 record. The Seattle Storm are back at full strength with the return of 2018 WNBA MVP and Finals MVP, Breanna Stewart.
Game 1 was an absolute masterpiece from Breanna Stewart. She poured in 37 points and grabbed 15 boards. Jewell Loyd scored 28 points while the savvy veteran dished out 16 assists, which set a WNBA finals record for a single game. A’ja Wilson scored 19 points in her Finals debut, but it wasn’t enough as the Storm won 93-80.
Game 2 was an even more balanced attack from Seattle as three players scored 21+ points. Add in another 16 points from Sue Bird as well. The offense of Seattle overwhelmed the Aces as the Storm took Game 2 by a score of 104-91.
Up 2-0, the Storm smelled blood in the water. They only led by seven going into halftime, but in the third quarter, they opened the game up. They outscored Las Vegas 49-23 in the second half. Breanna Stewart led the charge for Seattle as she finished with 26 points in 25 minutes of play. Seattle won 92-59 to sweep the Las Vegas Aces. Stewart captured her second finals MVP in her short career to add to her already legendary resume. This championship makes number four for Sue Bird, making her the only the third player in WNBA and NBA history to win a title in three different decades (2004, 2010, 2018, 2020). This championship ties Seattle with Minnesota and Houston for most hampionships in WNBA history.
by: Cam Deloatch