1999 Houston Comets season

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1999 Houston Comets season
Head Coach Van Chancellor
Arena Compaq Center
Attendance 11,906 per game
Results
Record 26–6
(.813)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Won WNBA Finals
Houston Comets seasons
< 1998 2000 >

The 1999 WNBA season was the third season for the Houston Comets. The Comets won their third WNBA Finals.

WNBA Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
12 Natalia Zasulskaya  Russia Russia
24 Sonja Henning  United States Stanford
36 Kara Wolters  United States UConn
48 Jennifer Rizzotti  United States UConn

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 12–8
Detroit Shock x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Charlotte Sting x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Orlando Miracle o 15 17 .469 9–11 3.0
Washington Mystics o 12 20 .375 10–10 6.0
Cleveland Rockers o 7 25 .219 5–15 11.0

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 10 @ Orlando 77-63 Win 1-0
June 12 Washington 88-63 Win 2-0
June 17 Utah 93-73 Win 3-0
June 19 @ Minnesota 69-55 Win 4-0
June 22 Los Angeles 84-76 Win 5-0
June 24 @ Detroit 77-65 Win 6-0
June 25 @ Washington 72-69 Win 7-0
June 28 Orlando 66-68 Loss 7-1
June 30 @ Utah 78-68 Win 8-1
July 1 Cleveland 76-64 Win 9-1
July 3 New York 65-50 Win 10-1
July 6 Minnesota 80-54 Win 11-1
July 8 @ Sacramento 63-74 Loss 11-2
July 9 @ Phoenix 71-70 Win 12-2
July 11 Sacramento 68-63 Win 13-2
July 16 @ Utah 88-84 Win 14-2
July 18 @ Los Angeles 65-78 Loss 14-3
July 19 @ Phoenix 48-60 Loss 14-4
July 23 @ Charlotte 75-62 Win 15-4
July 25 @ Minnesota 62-57 Win 16-4
July 27 Detroit 85-46 Win 17-4
July 29 @ Cleveland 71-65 Win 18-4
July 31 Phoenix 77-70 Win 19-4
August 2 Sacramento 75-70 Win 20-4
August 6 Charlotte 81-51 Win 21-4
August 8 @ New York 71-74 Loss 21-5
August 12 Los Angeles 83-61 Win 22-5
August 14 Minnesota 71-53 Win 23-5
August 16 Utah 80-71 Win 24-5
August 18 Phoenix 70-60 Win 25-5
August 20 @ Los Angeles 64-68 Loss 25-6
August 21 @ Sacramento 74-65 Win 26-6
August 26 (West Finals, G1) @ Los Angeles 60-75 Loss 0-1
August 29 (West Finals, G2) Los Angeles 83-55 Win 1-1
August 30 (West Finals, G3) Los Angeles 72-62 Win 2-1
September 2 (WNBA Finals, G1) @ New York 73-60 Win 3-1
September 4 (WNBA Finals, G2) New York 67-68 Loss 3-2
September 5 (WNBA Finals, G3) New York 59-47 Win 4-2

Playoffs[edit]

Led by what was already known as the Big Three, (Sheryl Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper and Tina Thompson), the Comets survived a highlight film last second, court to court game winning shot by the Liberty's Teresa Weatherspoon in Game 2 of the finals to beat the Liberty in three games and win their third straight title, this one after the death of teammate Kim Perrot, who died of cancer.

  • Won WNBA Western Conference Finals (2-0) over Los Angeles Sparks
  • Won WNBA Finals (2-1) over New York Liberty

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Awards and honors[edit]

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