Sue Bird won't visit the White House after winning WNBA championship

Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud moves past the Storm’s Sue Bird and toward the basket in the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA Finals in Seattle on Sunday

The Seattle Storm clinched their third WNBA title Wednesday when they defeated the Washington Mystics 98-82.

The Mystics had no answers for Stewart and Howard and that was before Alysha Clark added 15 points and nine rebounds and Bird notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.

Seattleites are invited to celebrate the Seattle Storm's WNBA championship win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday with a parade and rally at KeyArena.

The Mystics got out to a 4-0 lead with Kristi Toliver and Elena Delle Donne knocking down jump shots, while the Storm had back-to-back turnovers. Many of them reserved special praise for Breanna Stewart, the WNBA and WNBA Finals MVP. They won the championship in their first two appearances in 2004 and 2010.

The victory takes the Storm to an unassailable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five WNBA Finals. The team, which formed in 1998, had been to the semifinals twice before this season, losing to NY in 2002 and to the eventual champion Minnesota Lynx in 2017.

"Just knowing that Game 3 was so important; obviously playing on the road is tough, but we knew we could close out this series and we wanted to do it today", Stewart said.

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Breanna Stewart won four NCAA championships at UConn and won four Final Four MVP awards. "This isprobably going to be one of the defining moments of my career". 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. The Storm ended the first half with a 16-point lead and never looked back.

Although most of the team didn't shut their eyes until they got on a plane this morning, they said it was worth it to see all the fans waiting for them when they got home.

After scoring 10 points of 4-for-11 shooting in Game 1, Delle Donne - who suffered a bone bruise in her left knee in the semifinals - scored 17 points on 7 of-16 shooting in Game 2 while switching from a brace to a sleeve. We went through a rebuild a couple of years ago, and who's to say we'd get here this quickly. Case in point: can you imagine planned construction on Capital One Arena during either the National Basketball Association or NHL postseason, forcing the Wizards or Caps to play elsewhere?

Check out the brand new t-shirt - which honors the Storm's previous titles and their current roster - below.

Stewart will go for a second World Cup gold later this month with the United States senior national team.

Delle Donne was also named to the All-WNBA First Team on Wednesday. "And to do it with this group, the way we did it, I don't even know how to react to be honest".

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