2001 New York Liberty season

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2001 New York Liberty season
Head Coach Richie Adubato
Arena Madison Square Garden
Attendance 15,660 per game
Results
Record 21–11
(.656)
Place 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost Conference Finals (2-1) to Charlotte Sting
New York Liberty seasons
< 2000 2002 >

The 2001 WNBA season was the 5th season for the New York Liberty. The team attempted to reach the WNBA Finals, but they failed in the conference finals, losing in three games to the Charlotte Sting.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
4 57 Taru Tuukkanen (F/C)  Finland Xavier
4 60 Tara Mitchem (G)  United States Southwest Missouri State

Regular season[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Cleveland Rockers x 22 10 .688 15–6
New York Liberty x 21 11 .656 13–8 1.0
Miami Sol x 20 12 .625 14–7 2.0
Charlotte Sting x 18 14 .563 15–6 4.0
Orlando Miracle o 13 19 .406 9–12 9.0
Indiana Fever o 10 22 .313 7–14 12.0
Detroit Shock o 10 22 .313 7–14 12.0
Washington Mystics o 10 22 .313 4–17 12.0
Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 31 @ Miami 59-68 Loss 0-1
June 2 Indiana 75-58 Win 1-1
June 4 Sacramento 63-80 Loss 1-2
June 7 @ Cleveland 49-67 Loss 1-3
June 10 @ Washington 81-80 Win 2-3
June 12 Charlotte 79-70 Win 3-3
June 16 Washington 86-63 Win 4-3
June 17 @ Miami 55-48 Win 5-3
June 19 @ Sacramento 65-56 Win 6-3
June 21 @ Phoenix 95-70 Win 7-3
June 24 Los Angeles 82-69 Win 8-3
June 25 @ Orlando 54-67 Loss 8-4
June 30 Orlando 72-60 Win 9-4
July 2 Detroit 66-60 Win 10-4
July 3 @ Charlotte 61-66 Loss 10-5
July 6 @ Minnesota 70-57 Win 11-5
July 8 @ Indiana 58-56 Win 12-5
July 9 Indiana 72-65 Win 13-5
July 11 Seattle 67-53 Win 14-5
July 13 Minnesota 67-64 Win 15-5
July 18 @ Detroit 80-67 Win 16-5
July 19 @ Cleveland 60-65 Loss 16-6
July 22 Miami 52-68 Loss 16-7
July 24 @ Portland 68-86 Loss 16-8
July 26 @ Utah 63-71 Loss 16-9
July 28 @ Houston 64-61 Win 17-9
August 1 Detroit 66-63 Win 18-9
August 4 Cleveland 43-58 Loss 18-10
August 8 Utah 82-63 Win 19-10
August 10 Orlando 77-67 Win 20-10
August 11 @ Charlotte 60-80 Loss 20-11
August 14 Washington 71-56 Win 21-11

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Eastern Conference Semifinals
1 August 17 @ Miami 62-46 Win 1-0
2 August 19 Miami 50-53 Loss 1-1
3 August 21 Miami 72-61 Win 2-1
Eastern Conference Finals
1 August 24 @ Charlotte 61-57 Win 3-1
2 August 26 Charlotte 53-62 Loss 3-2
3 August 27 Charlotte 44-48 Loss 3-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tari Phillips 32 257 34 48 17 489
Vickie Johnson 32 107 87 35 4 353
Crystal Robinson 32 92 83 32 8 342
Becky Hammon 32 52 51 27 1 262
Tamika Whitmore 32 97 19 17 10 226
Teresa Weatherspoon 32 118 203 55 7 207
Sue Wicks 30 138 37 36 30 157
Andrea Nagy 23 9 24 2 3 34
Camille Cooper 4 11 1 0 2 26
Gracy Daley 15 8 10 8 1 25
Katrina Lazic 8 6 3 3 0 17
Rebecca Lobo 16 14 1 2 0 17
Hajduna Radunovic 4 4 0 0 1 4
Mactabene Amachree 2 1 0 0 1 1

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