It was an impressive 4th quarter performance from Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird on Tuesday night as she helped her team advance to the WNBA Finals. Bird scored 14 of her 22 points in the final quarter and Seattle rallied back to beat the Phoenix Mercury, 94-84.
Bird suffered a broken nose in Game 4 and she struggled with her shot for the first three quarters of Game 5 of the Conference Finals on Tuesday. But in the fourth, she took over and then she took over twitter.
After the game, Bird told the media, “I don’t know that I’ve had a fourth quarter like this in a big game in my life, to be honest.”
This will be the Storm’s third appearance in the Finals.
WNBA MVP and forward Breanna Stewart led Seattle with 28 points and carried the scoring load through the first three quarters for Seattle before Bird took over down the stretch.
Several NBA stars took to twitter to give props to Bird on her incredible performance.
@S10Bird You’re a MONSTER!!! 💪🏾🙏🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 5, 2018
@S10Bird you are INCREDIBLE!!! I hope you play forever!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 5, 2018
Go head and build a statue outside the key for @S10Bird she’s a legend in the town!— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) September 5, 2018
The Washington Mystics now await the Storm in the 2018 WNBA Finals. Seattle and Washington will tip-off Game One on Friday.
Washington is playing in its first WNBA Finals in franchise history. The Mystics survived a late push from the Atlanta Dream in Game 5 on Tuesday night to beat the Dream 86-81. Mystics star Elena Delle Donne returned from injury for the final two games of the WNBA semifinals series against Atlanta.
The Storm went 2-1 against the Mystics during the regular season. Seattle won a pair of close games at home, but then lost in Washington 100-77 late in the season.