2002 Portland Fire season

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2002 Portland Fire season
Coach Linda Hargrove
Arena Rose Garden
Attendance 8,041 per game
Results
Record 16–16 (.500)
Place 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

The 2002 WNBA season was the 3rd and final season for the Portland Fire franchise. The team improved compared from their first two seasons, but playoff hopes were denied when they finished one game back for a playoff berth. The team later folded after the season.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 5 Nikki Teasley (G)  United States North Carolina
3 37 Mandy Nightingale (G)  United States Colorado
4 50 Melody Johnson (C)  United States Arizona State
4 53 Monique Cardenas (G)  United States Florida

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 7 .781 17–4
Houston Comets x 24 8 .750 16–5 1.0
Utah Starzz x 20 12 .625 12–9 5.0
Seattle Storm x 17 15 .531 10–11 8.0
Portland Fire o 16 16 .500 8–13 9.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 14 18 .438 8–13 11.0
Phoenix Mercury o 11 21 .344 7–14 14.0
Minnesota Lynx o 10 22 .313 6–15 15.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 29 New York 62-84 Loss 0-1
May 30 @ Utah 64-69 Loss 0-2
June 2 Seattle 47-57 Loss 0-3
June 3 @ Los Angeles 72-89 Loss 0-4
June 6 Sacramento 86-73 Win 1-4
June 11 @ Seattle 70-63 Win 2-4
June 13 @ Minnesota 46-60 Loss 2-5
June 15 Detroit 67-60 Win 3-5
June 18 Minnesota 59-51 Win 4-5
June 20 Indiana 72-81 Loss 4-6
June 23 Houston 58-71 Loss 4-7
June 25 @ Utah 83-86 Loss 4-8
June 26 Orlando 64-57 Win 5-8
June 28 Washington 72-66 Win 6-8
June 30 @ New York 54-44 Win 7-8
July 2 @ Cleveland 68-64 Win 8-8
July 3 @ Charlotte 76-73 Win 9-8
July 7 Sacramento 74-59 Win 10-8
July 10 @ Minnesota 75-72 Win 11-8
July 12 Los Angeles 76-82 (OT) Loss 11-9
July 17 Phoenix 73-61 Win 12-9
July 19 Houston 70-60 Win 13-9
July 21 @ Phoenix 87-75 Win 14-9
July 24 @ Los Angeles 69-73 Loss 14-10
July 25 @ Sacramento 80-81 (OT) Loss 14-11
July 27 Miami 71-61 Win 15-11
July 30 @ Houston 59-89 Loss 15-12
August 2 @ Washington 67-65 Win 16-12
August 4 @ Orlando 61-63 Loss 16-13
August 6 Utah 69-82 Loss 16-14
August 9 @ Seattle 74-83 Loss 16-15
August 11 Phoenix 70-73 Loss 16-16

Player stats[edit]

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

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
DeMya Walker 31 154 51 26 33 339
Tamicha Jackson 32 59 95 55 1 314
Sylvia Crawley 32 134 47 18 37 279
Alisa Burras 32 147 7 10 7 278
Ukari Figgs 31 80 104 25 2 264
Kristin Folkl 32 148 32 18 17 155
Stacey Thomas 32 94 67 42 12 143
Jackie Stiles 21 18 20 4 0 125
LaQuanda Barksdale 17 40 12 8 7 100
Tully Bevilaqua 27 33 44 22 3 84
Carolyn Young 19 14 12 4 0 83
Amber Hall 20 26 1 7 1 30
Jenny Mowe 5 1 0 0 0 1

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