2000 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2000 Los Angeles Sparks season
Coach Michael Cooper
Arena Great Western Forum
Attendance 6,563 per game
Results
Record 28–4 (.875)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Finals (2-0) to Houston Comets

The 2000 WNBA season was the fourth season for the Los Angeles Sparks. The team set a 28-4 record, the best in league history, but they were unable to go for the WNBA Finals, losing in the conference finals in a sweep to the Houston Comets.

Offseason[edit]

Gordana Grubin was picked up by the Indiana Fever, while Nina Bjedov was selected by the Seattle Storm in the 2000 WNBA Expansion Draft.

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 15 Nicole Kubik (G)  United States Nebraska
2 31 Paige Sauer (C)  United States Connecticut
3 47 Marte Alexander (C)  United States Arizona
4 63 Nicky McCrimmon (G)  United States USC

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 17–4
Houston Comets x 27 5 .844 17–4 1.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 11 .656 13–8 7.0
Phoenix Mercury x 20 12 .625 11–10 8.0
Utah Starzz o 18 14 .563 13–8 10.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 5–16 13.0
Portland Fire o 10 22 .313 4–17 18.0
Seattle Storm o 6 26 .188 4–17 22.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 31 Utah 69-62 Win 1-0
June 3 @ Minnesota 82-75 Win 2-0
June 6 Portland 70-57 Win 3-0
June 10 Phoenix 76-57 Win 4-0
June 11 @ Sacramento 68-75 Loss 4-1
June 13 @ Seattle 59-69 Loss 4-2
June 17 @ Portland 94-81 Win 5-2
June 18 Charlotte 70-62 Win 6-2
June 20 Houston 90-84 Win 7-2
June 23 @ Miami 68-54 Win 8-2
June 25 @ New York 72-67 Win 9-2
June 26 @ Washington 74-72 Win 10-2
June 28 @ Indiana 82-73 Win 11-2
July 1 Cleveland 75-67 Win 12-2
July 2 Detroit 85-63 Win 13-2
July 5 @ Sacramento 76-61 Win 14-2
July 6 Washington 79-70 Win 15-2
July 9 Utah 92-72 Win 16-2
July 11 Portland 77-80 Loss 16-3
July 14 Houston 63-58 Win 17-3
July 15 Minnesota 58-57 Win 18-3
July 20 New York 82-66 Win 19-3
July 21 @ Phoenix 74-68 Win 20-3
July 23 Sacramento 73-68 Win 21-3
July 25 Orlando 78-63 Win 22-3
July 27 Seattle 76-63 Win 23-3
July 29 @ Houston 84-74 Win 24-3
July 31 @ Minnesota 73-66 Win 25-3
August 2 @ Detroit 84-81 Win 26-3
August 5 @ Phoenix 77-63 Win 27-3
August 8 @ Seattle 60-52 Win 28-3
August 9 @ Utah 77-89 Loss 28-4

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Western Conference Semifinals
1 August 11 @ Phoenix 86-71 Win 1-0
2 August 13 Phoenix 101-76 Win 2-0
Western Conference Finals
1 August 17 @ Houston 56-77 Loss 2-1
2 August 20 Houston 69-74 Loss 2-2

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Lisa Leslie 32 306 60 31 74 570
Mwadi Mabika 32 179 98 58 18 394
DeLisha Milton-Jones 32 194 68 44 29 378
Tamecka Dixon 31 105 96 40 10 338
Ukari Figgs 32 55 127 21 3 215
Allison Feaster 32 85 33 23 2 202
Clarisse Machanguana 31 72 18 13 4 110
Nicky McCrimmon 32 32 65 29 8 101
Vedrana Grgin-Fonseca 18 23 12 3 1 49
La'Keshia Frett 25 24 6 7 6 40
Paige Sauer 12 16 3 2 1 20

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