Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.

"We thought, `Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?'" Bird reminisced.

The answer came nearly four months later with a championship.