2007 WNBA season

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2007 WNBA season
Duration May 19 – September 16
Games 34
Teams 13
Total attendance 1,727,939
Average attendance 7,819
TV partner/s ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick United States Lindsey Harding
Picked by Minnesota Lynx
Regular season
Season MVP Australia Lauren Jackson (Seattle)
Stat leaders
    Points L. Jackson (23.8)
    Rebounds L. Jackson (9.7)
    Assists B. Hammon (5.0)
Playoffs
East champions Detroit Shock
  East runners-up   Indiana Fever
West champions Phoenix Mercury
  West runners-up   San Antonio Silver Stars
Finals
Finals champions Phoenix Mercury
  Runners-up   Detroit Shock
Finals MVP United States Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix)
WNBA seasons

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The 2007 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's 11th season. On January 3, 2007 The Charlotte Sting folded. Three months later on April 4, the WNBA held their annual draft in Cleveland, Ohio. Lindsey Harding of Duke University was selected number one by the Phoenix Mercury. The Duke point guard was traded later to the Minnesota Lynx for Tangela Smith. The San Antonio Silver Stars selected Ohio State University center, Jessica Davenport. Davenport was traded to the New York Liberty for Becky Hammon. The season kicked off on May 19, with a rematch of the 2006 WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and the Detroit Shock. The Shock defeated the Monarchs 75-68. On July 15 The All Star Game was played at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.. The Eastern All Stars defeated the Western All Stars 103-99. Detroit Shock center, Cheryl Ford won the MVP of the game. Playing 27 minutes contributing 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Eastern All Stars victory. The 2007 WNBA regular season ended on August 19. Lauren Jackson of the Seattle Storm was named league MVP. Dan Hughes of the San Antonio Silver Stars was named Coach of the Year. Armintie Price of the Chicago Sky was named Rookie of The Year. The 2007 WNBA season officially ended on September 16 when the Phoenix Mercury won the season WNBA Championship. The Mercury defeated the Detroit Shock 3 games to 2. Mercury guard Cappie Pondexter was named Finals MVP.

Regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Detroit Shock x 24 10 .706 12–5 12–5 14–6
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 3.0 12–5 9–8 12–8
Connecticut Sun x 18 16 .529 6.0 8–9 10–7 10–10
New York Liberty x 16 18 .471 8.0 10–7 6–11 10–10
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 8.0 8–9 8–9 8–12
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 10.0 6–11 8–9 6–14

Western Conference

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Phoenix Mercury x 23 11 .706 12–5 11–6 17–5
San Antonio Silver Stars x 20 14 .588 3.0 9–8 11–6 13–9
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 15 .559 4.0 12–5 7–10 12–10
Seattle Storm x 17 17 .500 6.0 12–5 5–12 11–11
Houston Comets o 13 21 .382 10.0 7–10 6–11 10–12
Minnesota Lynx o 10 24 .294 13.0 7–10 3–14 8–14
Los Angeles Sparks o 10 24 .294 13.0 5–12 5–12 6–16

Season award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Janel McCarville New York Liberty
WNBA Peak Performer (Points) Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Peak Performer (Rebounds) Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Peak Performer (Assists) Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award Plenette Pierson Detroit Shock
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Armintie Price Chicago Sky
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Tully Bevilaqua Indiana Fever
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Dan Hughes San Antonio Silver Stars

Playoffs[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2006 WNBA season
WNBA seasons
2007
Succeeded by
2008 WNBA season