League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19 and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals on Tuesday night.
Whether it was the clincher in the Western Conference Finals against Phoenix or hitting a 16-footer to give Seattle the lead in the final moments in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Sue Bird feels completely at ease with the ball in her hands and the seconds ticking away.
Three years ago, the Seattle Storm were still attached at the hip to the NBA SuperSonics and both franchises were potentially headed out of town with ownership based in the Midwest trying to relocate the franchise to Oklahoma City.
Sue Bird made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds Sunday and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals with a 91-88 victory over the defending champion Phoenix Mercury, closing the game with a 15-0 run.
Lauren Jackson had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Seattle Storm to an 82-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Seattle Storm forward Lauren Jackson was selected the WNBA's most valuable player for the third time in her career on Thursday night.