2002 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2002 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Michael Cooper
Arena Staples Center
Attendance 11,651 per game
Results
Record 25–7
(.781)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Won WNBA Finals
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 WNBA season was the sixth season for the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks ended the season winning the WNBA Finals for the second straight year. As of 2012, this is the last WNBA team to win back to back championships.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 7 .781 17–4
Houston Comets x 24 8 .750 16–5 1.0
Utah Starzz x 20 12 .625 12–9 5.0
Seattle Storm x 17 15 .531 10–11 8.0
Portland Fire o 16 16 .500 8–13 9.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 14 18 .438 8–13 11.0
Phoenix Mercury o 11 21 .344 7–14 14.0
Minnesota Lynx o 10 22 .313 6–15 15.0

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 25 New York 72-64 Win 1-0
May 27 @ Houston 68-55 Win 2-0
May 30 @ Miami 69-65 Win 3-0
June 1 @ Charlotte 87-94 (OT) Loss 3-1
June 3 Portland 89-72 Win 4-1
June 8 @ Minnesota 76-72 Win 5-1
June 11 Detroit 90-80 Win 6-1
June 15 @ Sacramento 72-66 (OT) Win 7-1
June 18 @ Seattle 80-68 Win 8-1
June 21 Minnesota 73-64 Win 9-1
June 25 Phoenix 89-66 Win 10-1
June 27 Washington 73-69 Win 11-1
June 28 @ Phoenix 84-72 Win 12-1
June 30 Houston 58-60 Loss 12-2
July 5 Sacramento 87-65 Win 13-2
July 7 Utah 102-75 Win 14-2
July 11 @ Seattle 60-79 Loss 14-3
July 12 @ Portland 82-76 (OT) Win 15-3
July 17 @ Indiana 73-58 Win 16-3
July 18 @ New York 59-72 Loss 16-4
July 20 @ Cleveland 63-50 Win 17-4
July 22 Orlando 92-84 Win 18-4
July 24 Portland 73-69 Win 19-4
July 28 Indiana 80-62 Win 20-4
July 30 Miami 73-82 Loss 20-5
August 1 Seattle 76-81 Loss 20-6
August 3 @ Sacramento 81-71 Win 21-6
August 4 Utah 90-86 Win 22-6
August 8 Houston 64-67 Loss 22-7
August 9 @ Utah 85-77 Win 23-7
August 11 @ Minnesota 69-58 Win 24-7
August 13 @ Phoenix 63-56 Win 25-7
August 15 (First Round, G1) @ Seattle 78-61 Win 1-0
August 17 (First Round, G2) Seattle 69-59 Win 2-0
August 22 (West Finals, G1) @ Utah 75-67 Win 3-0
August 24 (West Finals, G2) Utah 103-77 Win 4-0
August 29 (WNBA Finals, G1) @ New York 71-63 Win 5-0
August 31 (WNBA Finals, G2) New York 69-66 Win 6-0

Player stats[edit]

Player Minutes Field Goals Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

Sparks on Basketball Reference