2002 WNBA season

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2002 WNBA season
Duration May 25 - August 31
Games 32
Teams 16
Total attendance 2,362,412
Average attendance 9,228
TV partner/s ESPN, NBC, Oxygen
Draft
Top draft pick United States Sue Bird
Picked by Seattle Storm
Regular season
Season MVP United States Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Stat leaders
    Points C. Holdsclaw (19.9)
    Rebounds C. Holdsclaw (11.6)
    Assists T. Penicheiro (8.0)
Playoffs
East champions New York Liberty
  East runners-up   Washington Mystics
West champions Los Angeles Sparks
  West runners-up   Utah Starzz
Finals
Finals champions Los Angeles Sparks
  Runners-up   New York Liberty
Finals MVP United States Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles)
WNBA seasons

← 2001

2003 →

The 2002 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's sixth season. The season ended with the Los Angeles Sparks winning their second WNBA championship.

Regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference

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

Western Conference

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 award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Coco Miller Washington Mystics
WNBA Peak Performer Chamique Holdsclaw Washington Mystics
WNBA Peak Performer Chamique Holdsclaw Washington Mystics
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Jennifer Gillom Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Marianne Stanley Washington Mystics

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2002 WNBA Playoffs
Main article: 2002 WNBA Finals
First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 3
                 
E1 New York 2
E4 Indiana 1
E1 New York 2
Eastern Conference
E3 Washington 1
E2 Charlotte 0
E3 Washington 2
E1 New York 0
W1 Los Angeles 2
W1 Los Angeles 2
W4 Seattle 0
W1 Los Angeles 2
Western Conference
W3 Utah 0
W2 Houston 1
W3 Utah 2

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