UConn greats Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart lead Seattle Storm to WNBA Finals Game 1 win

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Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart in WNBA Finals
Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart in WNBA Finals

Sue Bird set a WNBA Finals single-game assists record and 

Breanna Stewart stuffed the stat sheet as the Seattle Storm defeated the Las Vegas Aces 93-80 in Game 1.

Stewart finished with 37 points (15-24), 15 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists, while Bird dished out a whopping 16 assists.

After the Storm took a 57-40 lead into halftime, the Aces stormed back in the third quarter, outscoring Seattle 27-12 to cut the lead to just two points entering the fourth quarter.

But Stewart then dropped 11 straight points to start the fourth quarter. She became the first player in WNBA Finals history to score 35+ points with 15+ assists in a game.

For Bird, her 16 assists weren’t just a WNBA Finals record, but also a career high for the 17-year pro.

Game 2 of the Finals is set for Sunday at 3:00 p.m.