2002 New York Liberty season

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2002 New York Liberty season
Head Coach Richie Adubato
Arena Madison Square Garden
Attendance 14,670 per game
Results
Record 18–14
(.563)
Place 1st (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost WNBA Finals (2-0) to Los Angeles Sparks
New York Liberty seasons
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 WNBA season was the 6th season for the New York Liberty. The Liberty franchise reached their 4th berth to the WNBA Finals, but lost in a sweep to the Los Angeles Sparks. As of the 2010 season, this was the last season that New York qualified for the WNBA Finals.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
2 26 Linda Fröhlich (F)  Germany UNLV
3 46 Tracy Gahan (G)  United States Iowa State
4 62 Deedee Warley (F)  United States Maryland

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 11–10
Charlotte Sting x 18 14 .563 12–9
Washington Mystics x 17 15 .531 12–9 1.0
Indiana Fever x 16 16 .500 12–9 2.0
Orlando Miracle o 16 16 .500 13–8 2.0
Miami Sol o 15 17 .469 11–10 3.0
Cleveland Rockers o 10 22 .312 7–14 8.0
Detroit Shock o 9 23 .281 6–15 9.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 25 @ Los Angeles 64-72 Loss 0-1
May 29 @ Portland 84-62 Win 1-1
May 30 @ Seattle 78-61 Win 2-1
June 2 Miami 58-52 Win 3-1
June 5 Detroit 60-59 Win 4-1
June 8 @ Indiana 62-71 Loss 4-2
June 9 @ Detroit 70-63 Win 5-2
June 11 @ Utah 71-68 Win 6-2
June 13 @ Sacramento 77-78 (OT) Loss 6-3
June 16 Charlotte 54-53 Win 7-3
June 18 Orlando 62-71 Loss 7-4
June 21 @ Cleveland 69-80 Loss 7-5
June 23 @ Orlando 65-77 Loss 7-6
June 25 Indiana 74-55 Win 8-6
June 28 Cleveland 58-67 Loss 8-7
June 30 Portland 44-54 Loss 8-8
July 2 Seattle 74-63 Win 9-8
July 8 Phoenix 77-71 Win 10-8
July 10 @ Detroit 63-66 Loss 10-9
July 13 @ Washington 67-53 Win 11-9
July 18 Los Angeles 72-59 Win 12-9
July 19 @ Indiana 70-62 Win 13-9
July 22 Cleveland 73-52 Win 14-9
July 23 @ Miami 46-54 Loss 14-10
July 28 Houston 62-56 Win 15-10
August 2 Miami 66-54 Win 16-10
August 4 @ Charlotte 71-58 Win 17-10
August 6 Minnesota 49-52 Loss 17-11
August 8 Washington 54-65 Loss 17-12
August 9 @ Washington 74-66 Win 18-12
August 11 Charlotte 58-71 Loss 18-13
August 13 @ Orlando 63-70 Loss 18-14
August 16
1st Round, G1
@ Indiana 55-73 Loss 0-1
August 18
1st Round, G2
Indiana 84-65 Win 1-1
August 20
1st Round, G3
Indiana 75-60 Win 2-1
August 22
East Finals, G1
@ Washington 74-79 Loss 2-2
August 24
East Finals, G2
Washington 96-79 Win 3-2
August 25
East Finals, G3
Washington 64-57 Win 4-2
August 29
WNBA Finals, G1
Los Angeles 63-71 Loss 4-3
August 31
WNBA Finals, G2
@ Los Angeles 66-69 Loss 4-4

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Tari Phillips 32 223 41 58 14 451
Tamika Whitmore 32 141 23 27 43 406
Crystal Robinson 32 92 81 48 12 378
Vickie Johnson 31 109 86 27 4 359
Becky Hammon 32 68 54 25 0 256
Teresa Weatherspoon 32 86 181 42 3 108
Sue Wicks 30 101 14 22 15 66
Camille Cooper 23 16 3 4 5 27
Korie Hlede 16 16 12 6 2 26
Linda Fröhlich 16 13 1 2 0 6
Bernadette Ngoyisa 7 5 0 0 2 6

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