2012 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2012 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Carol Ross
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 24–10
(.706)
Place 2nd (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost in Conference Finals
Media
Television KDOC, TWC101
ESPN2, NBATV
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2011 2013 >

The 2012 WNBA season is the 16th season for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Transactions[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Sparks' selections in the 2012 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • February 1, 2011: The Sparks acquired a second-round pick from the Tulsa Shock as part of the Andrea Riley trade.
  • April 11, 2011: The Sparks acquired a second-round pick from the Chicago Sky as part of the Lindsay Widsom-Hylton trade.
  • February 1: The Sparks traded Noelle Quinn to the Washington Mystics in exchange for Marissa Coleman.
  • February 8: The Sparks signed Alana Beard.
  • February 23: The Sparks traded Natasha Lacy and LaToya Pringle to the Washington Mystics in exchange for Nicky Anosike.
  • February 23: The Sparks signed Sharnee Zoll.
  • March 9: The Sparks signed Ashley Shields.
  • April 9: The Sparks signed Darxia Morris.
  • April 23: The Sparks signed draft picks Khadijah Rushdan and April Sykes.
  • April 24: The Sparks signed Rashidat Junaid.
  • April 25: The Sparks re-signed Candace Parker to a multi-year contract.
  • April 26: The Sparks signed draft picks Nneka Ogwumike and Tyra White.
  • May 8: The Sparks waived Tyra White and Rashidat Junaid.
  • May 15: The Sparks waived Khadijah Rushdan, Ashley Shields, and Darxia Morris.
  • June 8: The Sparks signed Coco Miller and waived Sharnee Zoll.
  • July 2: The Sparks waived Coco Miller.
  • July 5: The Sparks signed Andrea Riley.

Trades[edit]

Personnel changes[edit]

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Sparks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From Yrs
F 13 Sweden Abdi, Farhiya 6' 2" (1.88m) 05-31-1992 Sweden R
G/F 0 United States Beard, Alana 5' 11" (1.8m) 160 lb (73kg) 05-14-1982 Duke 7
G/F 25 United States Coleman, Marissa 6' 1" (1.85m) 160 lb (73kg) 01-04-1987 Maryland 4
G 10 United States Harding, Lindsey 5' 8" (1.73m) 135 lb (61kg) 06-12-1984 Duke 6
F 16 United States Hoffman, Ebony 6' 2" (1.88m) 215 lb (98kg) 08-27-1982 Southern California 9
C 42 United States Lavender, Jantel 6' 4" (1.93m) 185 lb (84kg) 11-12-1988 Ohio State 2
G 1 United States Mathies, A'dia 5' 9" (1.75m) 03-18-1991 Kentucky R
F 30 United States Ogwumike, Nneka 6' 2" (1.88m) 188 lb (85kg) 07-02-1990 Stanford 2
G/F 6 Australia O'Hea, Jenna 6' 1" (1.85m) 174 lb (79kg) 06-06-1987 Australia 2
F/C 3 United States Parker, Candace 6' 4" (1.93m) 175 lb (79kg) 04-19-1986 Tennessee 5
G 20 United States Toliver, Kristi 5' 7" (1.7m) 130 lb (59kg) 01-27-1987 Maryland 4



East: ATLCHICONINDNYWAS | West: LAMINPHOSASEATUL
Head coach
United States Carol Ross (Mississippi)
Assistant coaches
Australia Sandy Brondello (Australia)
United States Bridget Pettis (Florida)
Athletic trainer
United States Courtney Watson (California)
Strength and conditioning coach
United States Bruce Deziel (Ohio)

Legend
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

WNBA roster page
Transactions

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Candace Parker Jantel Lavender
PF Nneka Ogwumike Ebony Hoffman
Nicky Anosike
SF Delisha Milton-Jones Marissa Coleman
SG Alana Beard April Sykes
Jenna O'Hea
PG Kristi Toliver

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx z 27 7 .794 16–1 11–6 17–5
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 3.0 16–1 8–9 15–7
San Antonio Silver Stars x 21 13 .618 6.0 12–5 9–8 14–8
Seattle Storm x 16 18 .471 11.0 10–7 6–11 11–11
Tulsa Shock o 9 25 .265 18.0 6–11 3–14 5–17
Phoenix Mercury o 7 27 .206 20.0 3–14 4–13 4–18

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2012 Game Log: Preseason (May)

Regular season[edit]

2012 Game Log: Regular Season
All games are viewable on WNBA LiveAccess or ESPN3.com

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader

Regular season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]