The Storm became the sixth team to sweep a Finals in three games - something the team did in 2010.
It was also reported that Mystics star Elena Delle Donne was a guest on the next episode of LeBron's HBO show 'The Shop.'
"We can't relax", Storm forward Natasha Howard told the Seattle Times. But at 37, the question seems to always linger for the league's oldest player - how much longer will we get to see her do things like this? We went through a rebuild a couple of years ago, and who's to say we'd get here this quickly.
Home has been an evolving term for the Mystics of late. Washington already has staved off elimination on three occasions this postseason: The Mystics routed Los Angeles in a single-elimination second-round matchup at home; they won Game 4 at home in the semifinals; and then they won on the road in a squeaker over Atlanta in Game 5 to advance to the WNBA Finals.
It's the Western Conference franchise's third National Basketball Association championship after Australian Lauren Jackson led the side to titles in 2004 and 2010. It was a convincing 98-82 win for Seattle to capture the franchise's third championship in history.
League MVP Breanna Stewart top-scored for the Storm with 30 points to earn the nod as the Finals' best player after averaging 25.6 points across the three games.
Converting their 3-point attempts would be a big step in the right direction. For a game featuring teams from Seattle and Washington D.C., Hartford-New Haven had the second highest viewership for markets watching the championship behind only Seattle-Tacoma, according to ESPN. ".We had a goal and that was to win a championship and every one of us, 1-12, the coaching staff, our entire staff helped us reach this point". "Where we were picked and where we ended up, they should be excited about, and they should be excited about the future".
Both teams were 6 of 18 (33.3 percent) from the field in the first quarter, but the Storm finished the period ahead 20-16 because it was 4 of 9 on three-pointers while Washington was 2 of 5. Starting with a Stewart 3-point play, Seattle countered with eight consecutive points and pulled away.
The Mystics looked poised for a fourth-quarter comeback by opening the period on an 11-1 run, with Delle Donne scoring the first six points. We feel like we've got a lot of young, great talent, and obviously this isn't how we wanted it to end, but it's an experience that we can grow from.
The ultra-confident, steely cool Stewart had a feeling about this game, just as she had a feeling about this series and this season.