2005 WNBA season

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2005 WNBA season
Duration May 21 – September 20
Games 34
Teams 13
Total attendance 1,805,937
Average attendance 8,172
TV partner/s ABC, ESPN
Draft
Top draft pick United States Janel McCarville
Picked by Charlotte Sting
Regular season
Season MVP United States Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Stat leaders
    Points S. Swoopes (18.6)
    Rebounds C. Ford (9.8)
    Assists S. Bird (5.9)
Playoffs
East champions Connecticut Sun
  East runners-up   Indiana Fever
West champions Sacramento Monarchs
  West runners-up   Houston Comets
Finals
Finals champions Sacramento Monarchs
  Runners-up   Connecticut Sun
Finals MVP United States Yolanda Griffith (Sacramento)
WNBA seasons

← 2004

2006 →

The 2005 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's ninth season. The season ended with the Sacramento Monarchs winning their first WNBA Championship.

Regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun x 26 8 .765 14–3 12–5 13–7
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 5.0 14–3 7–10 14–6
New York Liberty x 18 16 .529 8.0 10–7 8–9 9–11
Detroit Shock x 16 18 .471 10.0 12–5 4–13 11–9
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 10.0 10–7 6–11 9–11
Charlotte Sting o 6 28 .176 20.0 5–12 1–16 4–16

Western Conference

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 award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Nicole Powell Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Peak Performer Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Peak Performer Cheryl Ford Detroit Shock
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Temeka Johnson Washington Mystics
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Taj McWilliams-Franklin Connecticut Sun
WNBA Coach of the Year Award John Whisenant Sacramento Monarchs

Playoffs[edit]

First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 5
                 
E1 Connecticut 2
E4 Detroit 0
E1 Connecticut 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Indiana 0
E2 Indiana 2
E3 New York 0
E1 Connecticut 1
W1 Sacramento 3
W1 Sacramento 2
W4 Los Angeles 0
W1 Sacramento 2
Western Conference
W3 Houston 0
W2 Seattle 1
W3 Houston 2

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2004 WNBA season
WNBA seasons
2005
Succeeded by
2006 WNBA season