2007 WNBA Playoffs

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2007 WNBA Playoffs
Conference Conf. Champion Coach
East Detroit Shock Bill Laimbeer
West Phoenix Mercury Paul Westhead
Dates: August 24 - September 16
Finals Champion: Phoenix Mercury
Standings
Eastern Conference Western Conference
1st Detroit 1st Phoenix
2nd Indiana 2nd San Antonio
3rd Connecticut 3rd Sacramento
4th New York 4th Seattle
WNBA Playoffs

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The 2007 WNBA Playoffs was the postseason for the Women's National Basketball Association's 2007 season which ended with the Western Conference champion Phoenix Mercury defeating the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Shock 3-2.

Format[edit]

  • The top 4 teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs.
    • All 4 teams are seeded by basis of their standings.
  • The series for rounds one and two are in a best-of-three format with Games 2 and 3 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
  • The series for the WNBA Finals is in a best-of-five format with Games 1, 2 and 5 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
  • Reseeding (as used in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) is not in use: therefore, all playoff matchups are predetermined via the teams' seedings.

Playoff qualifying[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:

  1. Detroit Shock (24–10)
  2. Indiana Fever (21–13)
  3. Connecticut Sun (18–16)
  4. New York Liberty (16–18)

Western Conference[edit]

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:

  1. Phoenix Mercury (23–11)
  2. San Antonio Silver Stars (20–14)
  3. Sacramento Monarchs (19–15)
  4. Seattle Storm (17–17)

Bracket[edit]

This was the outlook for the 2007 WNBA playoffs. Teams in italics had home court advantage. Teams in bold advanced to the next round. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoffs seeding in their respective conferences. Numbers to the right of each team indicate the number of games the team won in that round.

First Round Conference Finals WNBA Finals
                 
1 Detroit 2
4 New York 1
1 Detroit 2
Eastern Conference
2 Indiana 1
2 Indiana 2
3 Connecticut 1
1 Detroit 2
1 Phoenix 3
1 Phoenix 2
4 Seattle 0
1 Phoenix 2
Western Conference
2 San Antonio 0
2 San Antonio 2
3 Sacramento 1

Eastern Conference[edit]

First Round[edit]

(1) Detroit Shock vs. (4) New York Liberty[edit]

August 24
Detroit Shock 51, New York Liberty 73
August 26
New York Liberty 73, Detroit Shock 76
August 28
New York Liberty 70, Detroit Shock 71 (OT)
Detroit wins series, 2–1

(2) Indiana Fever vs. (3) Connecticut Sun[edit]

August 23
Indiana Fever 88, Connecticut Sun 93 (3OT)
August 25
Connecticut Sun 59, Indiana Fever 78
August 27
Connecticut Sun 88, Indiana Fever 93 (OT)
Indiana wins series, 2–1

Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Detroit Shock vs. (2) Indiana Fever[edit]

August 31
Detroit Shock 65, Indiana Fever 75
September 2
Indiana Fever 63, Detroit Shock 77
September 3
Indiana Fever 65, Detroit Shock 81
Detroit wins series, 2–1

Western Conference[edit]

First Round[edit]

(1) Phoenix Mercury vs. (4) Seattle Storm[edit]

August 24
Phoenix Mercury 101, Seattle Storm 84
August 26
Seattle Storm 89, Phoenix Mercury 95
Phoenix wins series, 2-0

(2) San Antonio Silver Stars vs. (3) Sacramento Monarchs[edit]

August 23
San Antonio Silver Stars 65, Sacramento Monarchs 86
August 25
Sacramento Monarchs 61, San Antonio Silver Stars 86
August 27
Sacramento Monarchs 78, San Antonio Silver Stars 80
San Antonio wins series, 2–1

Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Phoenix Mercury vs. (2) San Antonio Silver Stars[edit]

August 30
Phoenix Mercury 102, San Antonio Silver Stars 100
September 1
San Antonio Silver Stars 92, Phoenix Mercury 98
Phoenix wins series, 2-0

WNBA Finals: Phoenix Mercury vs. Detroit Shock[edit]

Main article: 2007 WNBA Finals
September 5
Phoenix Mercury 100, Detroit Shock 108
September 8
Phoenix Mercury 98, Detroit Shock 70
September 11
Detroit Shock 88, Phoenix Mercury 83
September 13
Detroit Shock 76, Phoenix Mercury 77
September 16
Phoenix Mercury 108, Detroit Shock 92
Phoenix won series, 3-2

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