It was a disappointing end to a great season for the Atlanta Dream after claiming their first-ever Eastern Conference Championship.
The Dream lost game three of the best-of-five series in Atlanta last night after starting the first two games in Seattle. The Seattle Storm completed the series sweep and claimed their second championship by winning game three 87 - 84.
In the end, the Storm’s Lauren Jackson, named the Finals MVP, was too much for the Dream to handle. Jackson, Seattle’s center, put up impressive numbers in points, rebounds and blocks throughout the series. Seattle maintained a perfect record throughout the 2010 playoffs.
Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but missed a contested three-point shot with time winding down. Her team-mate, Coco Miller, also missed a last-second shot with time expiring to ensure Seattle’s victory.
Despite not losing a game by more than three points, the Dream failed to bring Atlanta its first professional sporting championship since 1995.