2001 Phoenix Mercury season

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2001 Phoenix Mercury season
Coach Cynthia Cooper
Arena America West Arena
Attendance 8,561 per game
Results
Record 13–19 (.406)
Place 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2001 WNBA season was the fifth for the Phoenix Mercury. Cynthia Cooper became the second head coach in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality School
13th Kristen Veal  Australia Australia
29th Ilona Korstine  United States Russia
45th Tere Williams  United States Virginia Tech
53rd Carolyn Moos  United States Stanford
61st Megan Franza  United States Washington

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 19–2
Sacramento Monarchs x 20 12 .625 13–8 8.0
Utah Starzz x 19 13 .594 11–10 9.0
Houston Comets x 19 13 .594 13–8 9.0
Phoenix Mercury o 13 19 .406 8–13 15.0
Minnesota Lynx o 12 20 .375 9–12 16.0
Portland Fire o 11 21 .344 5–16 17.0
Seattle Storm o 10 22 .313 6–15 18.0

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 30 Utah 61-82 Loss 0-1
May 31 @ Seattle 70-83 Loss 0-2
June 2 @ Minnesota 89-80 Win 1-2
June 4 @ Portland 69-71 (OT) Loss 1-3
June 5 Charlotte 76-69 Win 2-3
June 10 Houston 58-60 Loss 2-4
June 12 Sacramento 78-64 Win 3-4
June 14 @ Sacramento 59-81 Loss 3-5
June 16 Orlando 72-68 Win 4-5
June 21 New York 70-95 Loss 4-6
June 22 Seattle 55-58 Loss 4-7
June 29 @ Detroit 71-75 Loss 4-8
July 1 @ Indiana 78-86 (OT) Loss 4-9
July 4 Miami 60-47 Win 5-9
July 5 @ Los Angeles 50-73 Loss 5-10
July 7 Washington 66-52 Win 6-10
July 11 Los Angeles 61-75 Loss 6-11
July 13 @ Cleveland 61-69 Loss 6-12
July 14 @ Minnesota 80-67 Win 7-12
July 19 Portland 60-58 Win 8-12
July 21 Utah 59-50 Win 9-12
July 26 Detroit 63-62 Win 10-12
July 27 @ Seattle 56-54 Win 11-12
July 29 @ Sacramento 47-63 Loss 11-13
August 1 Minnesota 63-68 Loss 11-14
August 3 @ Miami 61-72 Loss 11-15
August 5 @ Orlando 69-78 Loss 11-16
August 6 @ Houston 48-62 Loss 11-17
August 8 @ Los Angeles 67-79 Loss 11-18
August 10 @ Utah 57-69 Loss 11-19
August 11 Portland 73-62 Win 12-19
August 14 Houston 56-38 Win 13-19

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Jennifer Gillom 32 127 35 31 19 395
Maria Stepanova 32 201 41 43 64 334
Trisha Fallon 31 77 33 35 12 322
Lisa Harrison 32 139 52 39 1 246
Bridget Pettis 32 60 50 28 4 172
Kristen Veal 29 60 125 33 4 116
Michele Timms 21 45 87 21 2 98
Adrian Williams 25 75 11 15 5 96
Tonya Edwards 10 19 18 5 1 94
Jaynetta Saunders 28 40 7 10 8 68
Slobodanka Tuvic 30 63 17 16 17 54
Adriana Moises 7 16 17 6 0 41
Ilona Korstine 12 11 5 3 0 21
Brandy Reed 1 3 0 0 0 3
Nicole Kubik 3 2 5 4 0 2
Michelle Cleary 4 3 9 2 0 2
E.C. Hill 3 0 1 1 0 0
Pat Luckey 1 1 1 0 1 0

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