WNBA Finals: Washington Mystics beat Connecticut Sun for first title

  • WNBA Finals: Washington Mystics beat Connecticut Sun for first title

WNBA Finals: Washington Mystics beat Connecticut Sun for first title

After securing the title following a 89-78 series-clinching Game 5 victory against the Connecticut Sun, Delle Donne and company were congratulated by no less than LeBron James and Kobe Bryant via Twitter. And as was the case all season long, they couldn't have done it without Emma Meesseman, who was named WNBA Finals MVP.

Jonquel Jones of the Sun led all scorers with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting.

Since winning their first WNBA championship, the Mystics have clapped back with being above the fold not only on the sports page, but on A1 of the whole paper.

The now-two-time league MVP battled through three herniated disks in her back - it was previously thought to be one but teammate Natasha Cloud let the truth slip after the game - and put up 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks to help her team get the comeback win.

Breanna Stewart took to social media to express her displeasure over an apparent lack of respect for the deciding game of this year's WNBA Finals. She's the first Belgian to ever win Finals MVP, and just the second non-American, joining Australian center Lauren Jackson, who won the award with the Storm in 2010.

It was more of the same for Delle Donne in the Finals, as she capped off her season with a wonderful Game 5 performance on Friday. The way Emma played, like an absolute monster, the way knocked down huge threes, every single person deserves this.

"I mean, now, this is for him".

"A lot of people questioned why I went to a team that hadn't been to the playoffs in a while", Delle Donne said. I knew he was building something really special.

This was the Mystics' first championship in 12 playoff appearances.