2012 WNBA season

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2012 WNBA season
Duration May 18 – October 21
Games 34
Teams 12
Total attendance 1,520,112
Average attendance 7,452
TV partner/s ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick United States Nneka Ogwumike
Picked by Los Angeles Sparks
Regular season
Season MVP United States Tina Charles Connecticut
Stat leaders
    Points A. McCoughtry (21.4)
    Rebounds T. Charles (10.5)
    Assists L. Whalen (5.4)
Playoffs
East champions Indiana Fever
  East runners-up   Connecticut Sun
West champions Minnesota Lynx
  West runners-up   Los Angeles Sparks
Finals
Finals champions Indiana Fever
  Runners-up   Minnesota Lynx
Finals MVP Tamika Catchings (Indiana)
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The 2012 WNBA season was the 16th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season began on May 18, 2012.

2011/2012 WNBA offseason[edit]

2012 WNBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2012 WNBA Draft

The WNBA Draft lottery was held on November 10, 2011. The lottery teams were the Tulsa Shock, Minnesota Lynx (from Wash.), Chicago Sky and Los Angeles Sparks. The top pick was awarded to Los Angeles.

The 2012 WNBA Draft was held on April 16, 2012 in Bristol, Connecticut. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN (HD). Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV.

Regular season[edit]

Due to the 2012 Summer Olympics, there is no All-Star Game this season as the Olympiad causes a break from mid-July through August.

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun y 25 9 .735 12–5 13–4 18–4
Indiana Fever x 22 12 .647 3.0 13–4 9–8 15–7
Atlanta Dream x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 12–10
New York Liberty x 15 19 .441 10.0 9–8 6–11 10–12
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 11.0 7–10 7–10 8–14
Washington Mystics o 5 29 .147 20.0 4–13 1–16 3–19
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

Playoffs and Finals[edit]

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

Season award winners[edit]

Player of the Week award[edit]

Player of the Month award[edit]

Rookie of the Month award[edit]

Postseason awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]