September 4th 2018: the Legendary Sue Bird Mask Game pic.twitter.com/qAdOZwcNT8
— Dead Serious (@Deadseriousness) September 5, 2018
The legend of masked Sue Bird was written on Tuesday night in a winner-take-all Game 5 that saw the Seattle Storm topple the Phoenix Mercury to make it to their first NBA Finals since 2010. In Game 4, Bird had her nose broken and the Storm lost to the Mercury but Game 5 was at home in Seattle and Sue wasn’t done playing this season.
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 5, 2018
Not only did Sue score 14 points in the 4th quarter but all of her scoring started with less than 6 minutes left to go in the game. She was actually saving the best for last. I believe there are some that would label this display as ‘clutch’.
With three straight 3-pointers down the stretch of Game 5, Sue Bird truly put the team on her back in a much needed offensive explosion considering she was playing against Diana Taurasi, who prior to this game, was 13-0 in elimination games in her career.
Sue Bird is maaaaaaad pic.twitter.com/PejdBGfK4u
— Mark (@tole_cover) September 5, 2018
Bird was having none of that shit.
Now the Seattle Storm head to the WNBA Finals and prepare to take on Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics for the title. The smart fan would put their money on the league MVP, Breanna Stewart, and the oldest player in the league, Sue Bird, who is on a mission to win what might be her last WNBA Title.