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THE SEATTLE STORMclinched their third WNBA championship by sweeping the Washington Mystics in three games. SI went behind the scenes.

1 Coach Dan Hughes guided the Storm.

2 Mystics star Elena Delle Donne showed her frustration.

3 Regular-season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart made another circus shot.

4 The league's career assist leader, Sue Bird, dished 21 in the Finals.

5 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (left), Jewell Lloyd and Noelle Quinn got loose before Game 2.

6 The trophy.

7 Stewart (far left) and Mosqueda-Lewis celebrated.