2001 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2001 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Michael Cooper
Arena STAPLES Center
Attendance 9,278 per game
Results
Record 28–4
(.875)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Won WNBA Finals
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2000 2002 >

The 2001 WNBA season was the fifth season for the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks won their first WNBA Finals.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 16 Camille Cooper (C)  United States Purdue
2 32 Nicole Levandusky (G)  United States Xavier
3 48 Kelley Slemon (F)  United States Notre Dame
4 64 Beth Record (G/F)  United States Syracuse

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 19–2
Sacramento Monarchs x 20 12 .625 13–8 8.0
Utah Starzz x 19 13 .594 11–10 9.0
Houston Comets x 19 13 .594 13–8 9.0
Phoenix Mercury o 13 19 .406 8–13 15.0
Minnesota Lynx o 12 20 .375 9–12 16.0
Portland Fire o 11 21 .344 5–16 17.0
Seattle Storm o 10 22 .313 6–15 18.0

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 28 @ Houston 66-63 Win 1-0
June 1 @ Orlando 68-62 Win 2-0
June 2 @ Charlotte 76-67 Win 3-0
June 5 Cleveland 58-50 Win 4-0
June 9 @ Minnesota 62-60 Win 5-0
June 14 Orlando 84-68 Win 6-0
June 16 @ Seattle 73-60 Win 7-0
June 17 Portland 90-75 Win 8-0
June 19 Charlotte 73-69 Win 9-0
June 21 @ Houston 65-69 Loss 9-1
June 22 @ Cleveland 70-74 Loss 9-2
June 24 @ New York 69-82 Loss 9-3
June 26 @ Detroit 98-89 Win 10-3
July 1 Miami 86-60 Win 11-3
July 3 Utah 84-71 Win 12-3
July 5 Phoenix 73-50 Win 13-3
July 8 Minnesota 100-95 Win 14-3
July 10 @ Utah 79-67 Win 15-3
July 11 @ Phoenix 75-61 Win 16-3
July 14 @ Washington 62-50 Win 17-3
July 19 @ Sacramento 83-68 Win 18-3
July 21 Seattle 85-79 Win 19-3
July 25 Sacramento 80-78 Win 20-3
July 28 @ Portland 88-83 Win 21-3
July 30 Minnesota 78-69 Win 22-3
August 2 Sacramento 67-62 Win 23-3
August 4 Seattle 79-60 Win 24-3
August 6 Indiana 81-66 Win 25-3
August 8 Phoenix 79-67 Win 26-3
August 11 Houston 65-54 Win 27-3
August 13 @ Utah 78-80 Loss 27-4
August 14 @ Portland 67-58 Win 28-4

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Western Conference Semifinals
1 August 18 @ Houston 64-59 Win 1-0
2 August 20 Houston 70-58 Win 2-0
Western Conference Finals
1 August 24 @ Sacramento 74-73 Win 3-0
2 August 26 Sacramento 60-80 Loss 3-1
3 August 27 Sacramento 93-62 Win 4-1
WNBA Finals
1 August 30 @ Charlotte 75-66 Win 5-1
2 September 1 Charlotte 82-54 Win 6-1

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
Lisa Leslie 31 298 73 34 71 606
Tamecka Dixon 29 85 114 27 2 340
DeLisha Milton-Jones 32 169 68 49 29 330
Mwadi Mabika 28 130 87 39 11 313
Latasha Byears 32 183 29 42 13 297
Ukari Figgs 32 100 126 43 4 257
Rhonda Mapp 30 79 14 16 6 126
Verdana Grgin-Fonseca 24 35 12 4 1 71
Nicky McCrimmon 28 12 63 21 0 64
Nicole Levandusky 13 9 7 5 1 20
Wendi Wilts 13 5 3 1 0 17

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]