This decisive game 3 was just as thrilling as the first two. It went back and forth and the WNBA’s mission statement for the Finals “Everything We Got” was exemplified by both teams. Unfortunately though as in all sports someone wins and someone loses.
The Storm’s outburst from the beginning of the season kept them out of reach in the standings all season long. The confidence they had coming into this crucial game 3 was shown throughout the game. The “Big 3″ for Seattle were as poised and as dominant as ever.
The Storm started out strong with a 9-0 run in the 1st quarter. Atlanta quickly called a time-out and would not be bound.
The Dream surprisingly fought back by playing a half-court game .Desouza was playing well inside and found shooters outside when she was doubled. Angel and Izzi didnt play out-of-control and took good shots. They took the lead early in the 3rd quarter and it seemed that maybe there would be a game 4. That’s when the Big “3″ decided to soar.
While LJ was struggling Sue Bird was there to hit shots get steals on defense and make the smart fouls to stop Atlanta’s transition. Swin Cash hit two critical 3′s in the 3rd quarter come-back. That gave her MVP teammate renewed energy to impose herself offensively in the game.
With the “Big 3″ attacking and LJ reinserting herself back into the offense the Storm’s assault was getting stronger instead of weaker. Whenever the storm seemed to lose control Sue bird was there to put the wind in motion. LJ was as physical as ever inside and Swin was knocking down the 3ball which deflated Atlanta’s defense.
Angel McCoughtry’s late game heroics were thrilling to watch late in the 4th as the game went down to the wire. It wasn’t enough as she couldn’t match the woman on the other team with the ice in her veins.
With the brilliant coaching of Brian Agler and the ball in Sue Bird’s hands. The Seattle Storm was destined to win. Destiny prevailed as Seattle’s Storms“Dream” was accomplished while Atlanta’s “Dream” was deferred.
Congratulations to the Seattle Storm 2010 WNBA champions and congrats to their great fans.
SN I’ve enjoyed covering the 2010 playoffs and enjoyed seeing the passion, fight, perseverance and teamwork the players showed throughout the playoffs. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. The WNBA demonstrates again why “I love this Game”