2000 Portland Fire season

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2000 Portland Fire season
Coach Linda Hargrove
Arena Rose Garden
Attendance 8,317 per game
Results
Record 10–22 (.313)
Place 7th (Western)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify
Team Leaders
Points Sophia Witherspoon 16.8 ppg
Rebounds Sylvia Crawley 6.0 rpg
Assists Stacey Thomas 3.2 apg

The 2000 WNBA season was the 1st season for the Portland Fire.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team College/HS/Club Team
4 Alisa Burras (F)  United States Cleveland Rockers Louisiana Tech
5 Sonja Henning (G)  United States Houston Comets Stanford
12 Tari Phillips (C)  United States Orlando Miracle Florida
13 Coquese Washington (G)  United States New York Liberty Notre Dame
20 Molly Goodenbour (G)  United States Sacramento Monarchs Stanford
21 Jamila Wideman (G)  United States Cleveland Rockers Stanford

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Team/Country
1 7 Lynn Pride (G/F)  United States Kansas
2 23 Stacey Thomas (F)  United States Michigan
3 39 Maxann Reese (G)  United States Michigan State
4 55 Rhonda L Smith (C)  United States Long Beach State

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 Houston 89-93 Loss 0-1
June 3 @ Seattle 65-58 Win 1-1
June 6 @ Los Angeles 57-70 Loss 1-2
June 8 Utah 72-81 Loss 1-3
June 13 Phoenix 69-75 Loss 1-4
June 14 @ Phoenix 80-81 Loss 1-5
June 17 Los Angeles 81-94 Loss 1-6
June 20 Charlotte 85-87 Loss 1-7
June 23 Seattle 72-61 Win 2-7
June 25 @ Sacramento 76-92 Loss 2-8
June 28 Cleveland 80-69 Win 3-8
June 30 @ Houston 39-79 Loss 3-9
July 2 @ Minnesota 75-81 Loss 3-10
July 3 @ Indiana 68-64 Win 4-10
July 5 @ New York 45-62 Loss 4-11
July 7 Sacramento 60-63 Loss 4-12
July 9 Washington 75-58 Win 5-12
July 11 @ Los Angeles 80-77 Win 6-12
July 12 @ Utah 67-76 Loss 6-13
July 14 Minnesota 65-54 Win 7-13
July 19 @ Miami 62-69 Loss 7-14
July 21 @ Charlotte 64-73 Loss 7-15
July 23 @ Minnesota 63-80 Loss 7-16
July 24 @ Detroit 61-57 Win 8-16
July 26 Sacramento 70-73 Loss 8-17
July 28 Indiana 58-73 Loss 8-18
July 30 Orlando 76-55 Win 9-18
August 1 Miami 54-50 Win 10-18
August 4 Houston 56-81 Loss 10-19
August 6 @ Seattle 58-66 Loss 10-20
August 7 @ Utah 73-83 Loss 10-21
August 9 Phoenix 60-68 Loss 10-22

Player stats[edit]

Player Minutes Field Goals Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
Sophia Witherspoon 1061 175 105 68 38 8 538
Sylvia Crawley 930 143 185 34 29 24 357
Vanessa Nygaard 843 91 121 30 17 5 253
Michelle Marciniak 537 58 59 73 37 6 177
Stacey Thomas 863 58 126 101 54 15 163
Alisa Burras 314 64 74 6 3 7 159
Tully Bevilaqua 796 40 95 89 41 6 153
Lynn Pride 462 41 61 40 16 9 114
DeMya Walker 311 15 47 19 17 7 92
Tara Williams 174 31 17 13 8 2 80
Michele Van Gorp 199 25 42 5 3 4 69
Jamila Wideman 35 0 4 2 2 0 0

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