photos: Storm 94-84 over Phoenix

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1 of 20 Sue Bird comes off the floor after the Storm came from behind to defeat Phoenix in Game 5 of the WNBA Semifinals to advance to the NBA Finals. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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2 of 20 Sue Bird leads the cheers for the Storm which defeated Phoenix in Game 5 of the WNBA Semifinals. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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3 of 20 Storm President Alisha Valavanis grabs Sami Whitcomb who came off the bench to give Seattle the spark that led to a Game 5 win over Phoenix. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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4 of 20 Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart celebrate the Storm’s 94-84 come-from-behind win over Phoenix in Game 5 of the WNBA Semifinals. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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5 of 20 Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart celebrate the Storm’s 94-84 come- from-behind win over Phoenix in Game 5 of the WNBA Semifinals. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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6 of 20 Alysha Clark’s bucket with just over one minute to play sends the KeyArena crowd into a frenzy. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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7 of 20 In the closing seconds, Diana Taurasi tries to take over, but Breanna Stewart pulls down the defensive board and kills any Mercury rally hopes. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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8 of 20 Time expires and the Storm advances to the WNBA Finals with a Game 5 win over Phoenix. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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9 of 20 Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi tries to steer clear, but is called for the defensive foul on Seattle’s Sue Bird in the 1st quarter. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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10 of 20 Sue Bird lets the official have it after a jump ball was called late in the 4th quarter. Bird felt her facemask was being pulled off while in the pile. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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11 of 20 Phoenix center Brittney Griner fouls Seattle’s Breanna Stewart in the 1st half. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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12 of 20 The Storm swarms Brittney Griner in the lane in the 1st half. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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13 of 20 Breanna Stewart falls to the floor grasping her ear after taking a hit under the Storm basket in the 1st quarter. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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14 of 20 Alysha Clark and Natasha Howard put defensive pressure on Brittney Griner in the 1st quarter. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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15 of 20 The Mercury leaves Alysha Clark all alone on the arc, and she makes them pay with the 3-point shot that would earn Seattle their first tie of the game at 57. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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16 of 20 Breanna Stewart uses her reach to punch the ball away from Phoenix guard Yvonne Turner in the 3rd quarter. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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17 of 20 Breanna Stewart tries to split the double team in the lane by Phoenix’s DeWanna Bonner, left, and Brittney Griner. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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18 of 20 Sami Whitcomb gets the Storm to within two of Phoenix with this bucket at 9:27 in the 4th, making the game 63-61. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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19 of 20 Shellie Hart and a young Storm fan show their support for Sue Bird and her broken nose. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
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20 of 20 Sue Bird applies pressure to Phoenix’s Briann January in the 1st quarter. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)