2002 Seattle Storm season

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2002 Seattle Storm season
Head Coach Lin Dunn
Arena KeyArena
Attendance 6,986 per game
Results
Record 17–15
(.531)
Place 4th (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost Western Conference Semifinals
Seattle Storm seasons
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 WNBA season was the third season for the Seattle Storm basketball team. They made to the playoffs for the first time, but losing to the Los Angeles Sparks in a sweep, who went on to win the WNBA Finals for the second year in a row. The Storm beat the Portland Fire by 1 game for the final spot, which the Fire would later cease operations.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Sue Bird was among four of the top six draft picks, (along with Swin Cash (#2), Asjha Jones (#4) and Tamika (Williams) Raymond (#6) ) that were from the same team, the 2002 NCAA Champion University of Connecticut.

Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 Sue Bird  United States University of Connecticut
19 Lucienne Berthieu
28 Felicia Ragland
35 Takeisha Lewis

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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 30 vs New York 61-78 Loss 0-1
June 2 at Portland 57-47 Win 1-1
June 4 vs Minnesota 78-68 (OT) Win 2-1
June 6 vs Charlotte 65-59 Win 3-1
June 9 vs Utah 68-71 Loss 3-2
June 11 vs Portland 63-70 Loss 3-3
June 14 at Phoenix 90-82 Win 4-3
June 15 at Utah 54-61 Loss 4-4
June 18 vs Los Angeles 68-80 Loss 4-5
June 20 at Sacramento 64-72 Loss 4-6
June 21 vs Indiana 63-51 Win 5-6
June 23 vs Sacramento 86-60 Win 6-6
June 26 at Phoenix 53-62 Loss 6-7
June 27 vs Orlando 73-71 Win 7-7
July 2 at New York 63-74 Loss 7-8
July 5 at Cleveland 73-65 Win 8-8
July 7 at Miami 61-65 (OT) Loss 8-9
July 9 at Houston 59-67 Loss 8-10
July 11 vs Los Angeles 79-60 Win 9-10
July 12 vs Cleveland 58-62 Loss 9-11
July 19 vs Phoenix 89-48 Win 10-11
July 20 vs Houston 54-56 Loss 10-12
July 23 at Houston 54-66 Loss 10-13
July 25 at Orlando 79-76 Win 11-13
July 27 at Washington 80-71 Win 12-13
July 28 at Detroit 72-59 Win 13-13
July 31 vs Minnesota 75-63 Win 14-13
August 1 at Los Angeles 81-76 Win 15-13
August 4 at Minnesota 60-73 Loss 15-14
August 9 vs Portland 83-74 Win 16-14
August 11 vs Utah 74-57 Win 17-14
August 13 at Sacramento 51-59 Loss 17-15
August 15 (Playoffs, Game 1) vs Los Angeles 61-78 Loss 0-1
August 17 (Playoffs, Game 2) at Los Angeles 59-69 Loss 0-2

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]