2009 WNBA Playoffs

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2009 WNBA Playoffs
2009 WNBA Playoffs logo.png
Conference Conf. Champion Coach
East Indiana Fever Lin Dunn
West Phoenix Mercury Corey Gaines
Dates: September 16 – October 9
Finals Champion: Phoenix Mercury
Attendance: 9,979 per game
Standings
Eastern Conference Western Conference
1st Indiana 1st Phoenix
2nd Atlanta 2nd Seattle
3rd Detroit 3rd Los Angeles
4th Washington 4th San Antonio
WNBA Playoffs

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The 2009 WNBA Playoffs is the postseason for the Women's National Basketball Association's 2009 season.

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.

Playoff qualifying[edit]

Eastern Conference

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:

  1. Indiana Fever (22–12)
  2. Atlanta Dream (18–16)
  3. Detroit Shock (18–16)
  4. Washington Mystics (16–18)
Western Conference

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:

  1. Phoenix Mercury (23–11)
  2. Seattle Storm (20–14)
  3. Los Angeles Sparks (18–16)
  4. San Antonio Silver Stars (15–19)

Bracket[edit]

This is the outlook for the 2009 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.

Conference Semi-Finals
Best-of-3
Conference Finals
Best-of-3
WNBA Finals
Best-of-5
                 
E1 Indiana 2
E4 Washington 0
E1 Indiana 2
Eastern Conference
E3 Detroit 1
E2 Atlanta 0
E3 Detroit 2
E1 Indiana 2
W1 Phoenix 3
W1 Phoenix 2
W4 San Antonio 1
W1 Phoenix 2
Western Conference
W3 Los Angeles 1
W2 Seattle 1
W3 Los Angeles 2

Eastern Conference[edit]

First Round[edit]

(1) Indiana Fever vs. (4) Washington Mystics[edit]

September 17
8:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever 88, Washington Mystics 79
Pts: Catchings (26)
Rebs: Catchings (12)
Pts: Langhorne (18)
Rebs: Langhorne (10)
Comcast Center, College Park, MD
Attendance: 6,332
September 19
7:00 p.m.
Washington Mystics 74, Indiana Fever 81 (OT)
Pts: Langhorne (15)
Rebs: Currie (14)
Pts: Catchings (24)
Rebs: Catchings (16)
Indiana won the series 2–0

(2) Atlanta Dream vs. (3) Detroit Shock[edit]

September 16
8:00 p.m.
Atlanta Dream 89, Detroit Shock 94
Pts: Castro Marques (25)
Rebs: Lyttle (9)
Pts: Nolan (25)
Rebs: Ford (10)
September 18
7:30 p.m.
Detroit Shock 94, Atlanta Dream 79
Pts: Nolan (22)
Rebs: Braxton, Hornbuckle (8)
Pts: Latta (21)
Rebs: de Souza (7)
Detroit won the series 2–0

Conference Finals: (1) Indiana Fever vs. (3) Detroit Shock[edit]

September 23
8:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever 56, Detroit Shock 72
Pts: Douglas (16)
Rebs: Catchings (11)
Pts: Zellous (23)
Rebs: Braxton, Ford (9)
September 25
7:00 p.m.
Detroit Shock 75, Indiana Fever 79
Pts: Nolan (23)
Rebs: Ford (13)
Pts: Catchings (22)
Rebs: Catchings (9)
September 26
7:00 p.m.
Detroit Shock 67, Indiana Fever 72
Pts: Nolan (16)
Rebs: Ford (11)
Pts: Sutton-Brown (17)
Rebs: Catchings (8)
Indiana won the series 2–1

Western Conference[edit]

First Round[edit]

(1) Phoenix Mercury vs. (4) San Antonio Silver Stars[edit]

September 17
10:00 p.m.
Phoenix Mercury 91, San Antonio Silver Stars 92
Pts: Taylor (18)
Rebs: Taurasi (7)
Pts: Young (24)
Rebs: Wauters (11)
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Attendance: 5,721
September 19
10:00 p.m.
San Antonio Silver Stars 78, Phoenix Mercury 106
Pts: Young (19)
Rebs: Wauters (5)
Pts: Taurasi (24)
Rebs: Bonner (13)
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 7,267
September 21
10:00 p.m.
San Antonio Silver Stars 92, Phoenix Mercury 100
Pts: Hammon (29)
Rebs: Young (8)
Pts: Taurasi (30)
Rebs: T. Smith (8)
Phoenix won the series 2–1
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 6,896

(2) Seattle Storm vs. (3) Los Angeles Sparks[edit]

September 16
10:00 p.m.
Seattle Storm 63, Los Angeles Sparks 70
Pts: Cash (24)
Rebs: Batkovic-Brown (7)
Pts: Thompson (16)
Rebs: Leslie, Parker (10)
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Attendance: 7,919
September 18
10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Sparks 74, Seattle Storm 75
Pts: Lennox (17)
Rebs: Leslie (14)
Pts: Cash (18)
Rebs: Wright (6)
KeyArena, Seattle, WA
Attendance: 8,854
September 20
5:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Sparks 75, Seattle Storm 64
Pts: Parker (22)
Rebs: Milton-Jones (9)
Pts: Cash (21)
Rebs: Cash (10)
Los Angeles won the series 2–1
KeyArena, Seattle, WA
Attendance: 8,159

Conference Finals: (1) Phoenix Mercury vs. (3) Los Angeles Sparks[edit]

September 23
10:00 p.m.
Phoenix Mercury 103, Los Angeles Sparks 94
Pts: Taurasi (28)
Rebs: T. Smith (6)
Pts: Parker (28)
Rebs: Parker (10)
September 25
10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Sparks 87, Phoenix Mercury 76
Pts: Parker (24)
Rebs: Parker (18)
Pts: Taurasi (25)
Rebs: Pondexter (7)
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 7,628
September 26
10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Sparks 74, Phoenix Mercury 85
Pts: Leslie (22)
Rebs: Thompson (11)
Pts: Taurasi (21)
Rebs: Taurasi (7)
Phoenix won the series 2–1
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 7,226

WNBA Finals: (1) Phoenix Mercury vs. (1) Indiana Fever[edit]

Main article: 2009 WNBA Finals
September 29
9:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever 116, Phoenix Mercury 120 (OT)
Pts: Douglas (30)
Rebs: Hoffman (8)
Pts: Pondexter, Taylor (23)
Rebs: Taurasi (9)
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 11,617
October 1
9:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever 93, Phoenix Mercury 84
Pts: Catchings (19)
Rebs: Catchings (9)
Pts: Taurasi (20)
Rebs: Taurasi (7)
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 16,758
October 4
4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Mercury 85, Indiana Fever 86
Pts: Pondexter (23)
Rebs: T. Smith (10)
Pts: Hoffman (18)
Rebs: Catchings (12)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,165
October 7
7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Mercury 90, Indiana Fever 77
Pts: Pondexter (22)
Rebs: Willingham (8)
Pts: Catchings (24)
Rebs: Catchings (12)
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,165
October 9
9:00 p.m.
Indiana Fever 86, Phoenix Mercury 94
Pts: Sutton-Brown (22)
Rebs: Catchings (9)
Pts: Taurasi (26)
Rebs: Smith (8)
Phoenix won the series 3-2
US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attendance: 17,313
  • All times Eastern

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruin Alumnae Return To Pauley Pavilion For LA Sparks Playoff Game Wednesday, UCLABruins.com, September 22, 2009. Accessed 2009-09-24. Archived 2009-09-27.

1. http://www.wnba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html

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