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WNBA Finals: Dream Fall Short, 87-84, Despite McCoughtry's Record Scoring

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After a solid series against the league’s best team, the Dream appeared to be pulling a Hawks in tonight’s fourth quarter. At one point they went scoreless for five minutes as the Storm piled up a 10-point lead.

However, they managed to unHawk things shortly after, pulling to within one with under a minute to go.

Even Angel McCoughtry struggled momentarily. She was whistled for traveling and was clearly trying to do too much on offense. However, you won’t be astounded to learn she made a huge shot late and hit two of three free throws to close within three. She finished with 35, a WNBA Finals game record, and almost hit a tying three during the final seconds.

Lauren Jackson was named Finals MVP. “I just think our team completely dominated the league this year,” she said, accurately.

Congratulations to the Storm and Dream. And congratulations to Seattle, one of America’s best basketball cities.

We hate to keep comparing the Dream to the Hawks, but the glaring difference between the two is worth repeated comment. There ain’t no quit in these players.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.