Meanwhile, league MVP Breanna Stewart has been almost unstoppable, averaging 23.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals in the first two games.
The Storm rolled to a 16-point lead after the first half behind dominant performances from Stewart and center Natasha Howard.
She had 10 assists and 10 points in Seattle's championship-clinching win against Washington on Wednesday.
Bird last won a title with the Storm in 2010 and then faced a long few rebuilding years.
The Mystics got out to a 4-0 lead with Kristi Toliver and Elena Delle Donne knocking down jump shots, while the Storm had back-to-back turnovers.
The location, George Mason University, marked the third arena Washington has called home this season and the second in the playoffs. But Sanders injured her ankle on the play and had to be carried to the locker room by two Washington staff members, done for the night.
Both teams rely heavily on the 3-point shot.
"I think this was our year", Hughes said.
"We had a great season", Delle Donne made clear.
The Storm got their first taste of life without Bird in the semifinals when she broke her nose and had to sit out the remainder of Game 4 against Phoenix. Seattle's other title came in 2004. It's been a year of vulnerability and strength for the young star, and as she stood on the court clutching her trophy all she could do was smile and shrug.
Despite the misfires, Washington rallied from down 18 points to trailing 72-67 with 6:49 remaining.
"You're only going to impact [Delle Donne and Toliver] to a degree", Hughes said.
"Obviously, this finals didn't go the way we wanted it".
The players, meanwhile, saved what they had to say for Thursday's season-ending exit meeting. "I, unfortunately, wasn't able to practice a lot in the moments that we had off, so I was kind of trying to figure out my go-to moves as games were going on and just trying to get comfortable finding different ways". She also earned her 13th selection to the All-WNBA First Team or Second Team, passing Tamika Catchings and Lisa Leslie (12 each) for the most in league history. "Best feeling in the world". Past year we were brand new.
ED: "To get her - trust me, I know, I've got you, Panda". "Those are huge. Those are huge because not only is she going to score, she's going to distribute well".
What was billed as a battle between two of the league's most lethal three-point shooting teams turned into a one-sided display for the Storm.
Gottlieb called the action "historic" and said it was the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the agency's history. The FDA discovered that top-selling brands like JUUL, Vuse, MarkTen XL, blu e-cigs, and Logic were popular among minors.
Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday . And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore.
The iPhone 8 lineup will now sell at Rs 59,900 for the 64GB model, while the 256GB version will sell at Rs 74,900. Many believed that Apple was set to release a refreshed iPhone SE 2, as it looks to reach more low-end consumers.
Back in June, Thompson gave this interview to NBC News in which she mentions the video and even offered NBC a screengrab from it. Harvey Weinstein is seen getting handsy and flirting with a woman in a new video. the same woman accusing him of rape.
Bringing in Suzuki is a clear sign that the Canadiens are getting younger, though Molson refused to call it a "rebuild". Most people saw the writing on the wall and knew a divorce between Max Pacioretty and the Montreal Canadiens was coming.
But through the bravery and sacrifice of passengers and crew, he said, "the Forty" spared Washington from a devastating strike. He said the "brave patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes".
Real Madrid dominate the list with 11 of their current squad featured after last season's historic Champions League victory. The nominations are in for the FIFPro World XI and it includes 15 players now playing their trade in the Premier League .
He turned professional right out of high school in 2007, but it took him seven years to earn his PGA Tour card. They have not won successive Ryder Cups since 1993. "I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team", Finau said .
Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds
State officials and the National Weather Service warned the storm's weakening only relates to wind speed, not surges or flooding. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachians, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Cynthia Nixon Unusual Bagel Order Is Causing Quite The Stir
The candidates include Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. From left, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout at a debate on August 28 in Manhattan.
Apple will no longer give free dongles with new iPhones
Now, the operator won't sell you the handset itself, and the $400 markdown actually represents a combined 24 monthly bill credits. A total of three new bright colors will be available for the urBeats3 earbuds with Lightning: coral, yellow, and blue.
Trump threatens to 'write the real book' on his presidency
Such gaps in explanation point to the author's political agenda, which the media has seriously misrepresented as being anti-Trump. "It was clear that Trump did not understand the way the USA government debt cycle balance sheet worked", Woodward wrote .
6 people killed in series of shootings in Bakersfield
The identities or a motive have not yet been revealed for the shootings in Bakersfield, 90 miles north of Los Angeles. The investigation could take days, he said, because there are at least 30 witnesses who need to be interviewed.
Microsoft Edge warns Windows 10 users to avoid Chrome and Firefox
Considering the popularity of Chrome and Firefox, Microsoft's tact to shame users into using Edge isn't going to be well received. Oh, and this window will keep appearing, unless you go into Settings and stop Windows 10 from offering you app "recommendations".
'60 Minutes' Executive Producer Jeff Fager Out At CBS
The 36-year CBS veteran has been at the center of allegations that CBS's news division fostered a culture of harassment. CBS News president David Rhodes said Wednesday that Fager was sacked for violating company policy.
Google is Killing Inbox Because Nothing Gold Can Stay
Many of these features slowly became redundant though, as both Gmail and Android itself started adopting Inbox's core features. Back in April, though, Google launched its new Gmail experience, which includes numerous features first introduced in Inbox.