News Alert: The Seattle Storm sweep the Las Vegas Aces, win fourth championship
Seattle overpowers Las Vegas in 92-59 win on Tuesday night
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The Seattle Storm completed a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces to win their fourth WNBA Championship on Tuesday night.
In the 92-59 win, Breanna Stewart finished with 26 points on 71% shooting and four rebounds. Sue Bird continued to dominate the assists column, with seven assists on Tuesday, four days after she set a new league record for most assists in a playoff game with 16 dishes during game one of the Finals. Additionally, Jewell Loyd and Jordin Canada exploded for 34 points in game three.
The win also marked Bird’s fourth WNBA title in her 17-year career. Bird turns 40 later this month on October 16.