2005 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2005 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Henry Bibby (13-15)
Joe Bryant (4-2)
Arena Staples Center
Attendance 8,854 per game
Results
Record 17–17
(.500)
Place 4th (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost First Round (2-0) to Sacramento Monarchs
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2004 2006 >

The 2005 WNBA season was the ninth for the Los Angeles Sparks. Despite making the playoffs, they played mediocre basketball all season long, and they were not considered a playoff factor, as they were swept in the Conference Semifinals to eventual champion Sacramento Monarchs.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
2 26 DeeDee Wheeler (G)  United States Arizona
3 39 Heather Schreiber (F)  United States Texas

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Sacramento Monarchs x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 17–5
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 5.0 14–3 6–11 13–9
Houston Comets x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks x 17 17 .500 8.0 11–6 6–11 12–10
Phoenix Mercury o 16 18 .471 9.0 11–6 5–12 12–10
Minnesota Lynx o 14 20 .412 11.0 11–6 3–14 9–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 7 27 .206 18.0 5–12 2–15 3–19

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 21 @ Seattle 68-50 Win 1-0
May 25 @ Minnesota 65-68 Loss 1-1
May 26 @ Washington 84-75 Win 2-1
May 28 @ Charlotte 75-84 Loss 2-2
May 31 San Antonio 81-70 Win 3-2
June 4 @ Sacramento 53-81 Loss 3-3
June 8 Phoenix 63-66 Loss 3-4
June 11 Sacramento 81-74 Win 4-4
June 15 Houston 83-64 Win 5-4
June 18 Minnesota 69-56 Win 6-4
June 20 Connecticut 70-90 Loss 6-5
June 24 Seattle 76-65 Win 7-5
June 26 @ Detroit 73-79 Loss 7-6
June 28 @ Indiana 61-58 Win 8-6
July 2 Phoenix 86-63 Win 9-6
July 5 New York 55-67 Loss 9-7
July 12 Charlotte 71-59 Win 10-7
July 16 Seattle 70-78 Loss 10-8
July 19 Washington 68-74 Loss 10-9
July 23 @ Houston 69-59 Win 11-9
July 26 @ Phoenix 60-77 Loss 11-10
July 29 @ Sacramento 59-79 Loss 11-11
July 31 @ Seattle 72-77 Loss 11-12
August 5 @ San Antonio 66-63 Win 12-12
August 7 @ Minnesota 72-76 Loss 12-13
August 9 @ Connecticut 51-64 Loss 12-14
August 10 @ New York 69-74 Loss 12-15
August 13 Indiana 69-59 Win 13-15
August 16 Sacramento 63-72 Loss 13-16
August 19 Detroit 74-67 Win 14-16
August 21 Houston 55-50 Win 15-16
August 23 Minnesota 74-63 Win 16-16
August 26 @ San Antonio 70-67 Win 17-16
August 27 @ Houston 51-77 Loss 17-17

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Western Conference Semifinals
1 August 31 Sacramento 72-75 Loss 0-1
2 September 2 @ Sacramento 63-81 Loss 0-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Chamique Holdsclaw 33 223 104 38 16 561
Lisa Leslie 34 248 87 67 71 517
Tamika Whitmore 34 143 42 33 14 327
Doneeka Lewis 32 47 77 18 7 178
Tamecka Dixon 30 67 77 24 2 160
Nikki Teasley 19 53 70 23 4 141
Christi Thomas 32 104 17 11 19 122
Raffaella Masciadri 33 47 23 15 1 122
Mwadi Mabika 17 27 29 15 0 99
Laura Macchi 13 18 7 8 1 63
Edniesha Curry 13 11 12 7 1 23
Jessica Moore 15 8 1 4 0 8
Marlous Nieuwveen 7 2 0 0 0 4
Gordana Grubin 9 6 5 1 0 1

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