2003 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2003 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Michael Cooper
Arena Staples Center
Attendance 9,290 per game
Results
Record 24–10
(.706)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost WNBA Finals (2-1) to Detroit Shock
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2002 2004 >

The 2003 WNBA season was the seventh season for the Los Angeles Sparks franchise. The Sparks reached the WNBA Finals for the third consecutive season, but fell to the Detroit Shock in three games.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality Former Team
14 Jackie Stiles (G)  United States Portland Fire

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
2 27 Schuye LaRue (F)  United States Virginia
3 42 Mary Jo Noon (C)  United States Purdue

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 11–6 13–4 17–7
Houston Comets x 20 14 .588 4.0 14–3 6–11 14–10
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 15 .559 5.0 12–5 7–10 13–11
Minnesota Lynx x 18 16 .529 6.0 11–6 7–10 14–10
Seattle Storm o 18 16 .529 6.0 13–4 5–12 11–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 12 22 .353 12.0 9–8 3–14 10–14
Phoenix Mercury o 8 26 .235 16.0 6–11 2–15 5–19

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 24 @ Connecticut 82-73 Win 1-0
May 27 @ Cleveland 79-71 Win 2-0
May 28 @ Minnesota 83-80 Win 3-0
May 30 @ Seattle 77-74 (OT) Win 4-0
June 5 Sacramento 63-61 Win 5-0
June 7 @ Sacramento 79-61 Win 6-0
June 10 Minnesota 76-75 Win 7-0
June 12 Indiana 74-66 Win 8-0
June 14 @ New York 67-60 Win 9-0
June 17 @ Detroit 78-87 (OT) Loss 9-1
June 19 Seattle 67-69 Loss 9-2
June 21 @ Phoenix 54-48 Win 10-2
June 24 @ Houston 71-62 Win 11-2
June 26 @ San Antonio 67-58 Win 12-2
June 28 Sacramento 60-69 Loss 12-3
July 5 Seattle 84-75 Win 13-3
July 7 Cleveland 81-75 Win 14-3
July 9 @ Washington 97-91 Win 15-3
July 15 Phoenix 80-77 (OT) Win 16-3
July 18 Houston 74-79 Loss 16-4
July 20 Connecticut 73-76 Loss 16-5
July 22 Washington 77-73 Win 17-5
July 24 Phoenix 82-65 Win 18-5
July 30 San Antonio 62-70 Loss 18-6
July 31 @ Sacramento 75-83 Loss 18-7
August 2 Charlotte 73-84 Loss 18-8
August 6 @ Seattle 56-92 Loss 18-9
August 8 @ Phoenix 67-64 Win 19-9
August 9 @ San Antonio 52-69 Loss 19-10
August 14 @ Minnesota 87-83 Win 20-10
August 16 @ Houston 64-63 Win 21-10
August 21 Minnesota 88-65 Win 22-10
August 23 San Antonio 83-70 Win 23-10
August 25 Houston 67-64 Win 24-10
August 28
1st Round, G1
@ Minnesota 72-74 Loss 0-1
August 30
1st Round, G2
Minnesota 80-69 Win 1-1
September 1
1st Round, G3
Minnesota 74-64 Win 2-1
September 5
West Finals, G1
@ Sacramento 69-77 Loss 2-2
September 7
West Finals, G2
Sacramento 79-54 Win 3-2
September 8
West Finals, G3
Sacramento 66-63 Win 4-2
September 12
WNBA Finals, G1
Detroit 75-63 Win 5-2
September 14
WNBA Finals, G2
@ Detroit 61-62 Loss 5-3
September 16
WNBA Finals, G3
@ Detroit 78-83 Loss 5-4

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
Mwadi Mabika 32 141 82 30 18 441
Lisa Leslie 23 231 46 31 63 424
DeLisha Milton-Jones 31 220 64 49 41 416
Tamecka Dixon 30 126 89 35 10 412
Nikki Teasley 34 175 214 39 15 392
Jennifer Gillom 33 55 21 16 3 103
Nicky McCrimmon 33 29 32 19 1 68
Rhonda Mapp 24 68 6 7 6 62
Sophia Witherspoon 23 19 4 7 0 56
Shaquala Williams 25 32 19 6 0 49
Vanessa Nygaard 11 19 5 3 0 41
Latasha Byears 5 21 2 0 2 28
Chandra Johnson 8 6 3 0 1 6
Lynn Pride 4 6 0 0 0 1
Jenny Mowe 1 1 0 0 1 0

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