2002 Utah Starzz season

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2002 Utah Starzz season
Coach Candi Harvey
Arena Delta Center
Attendance 7,420 per game
Results
Record 20–12 (.625)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Finals (2-0) to Los Angeles Sparks

The 2002 WNBA season was the 6th season and their last in Utah. They won their first playoff series with a 1st round victory over the Houston Comets, but lost in a sweep to the Los Angeles Sparks in the West Finals. After the season, the team relocated to San Antonio, Texas to become the San Antonio Silver Stars.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 11 Danielle Crockrom (F)  United States Baylor
1 14 LaNeishea Caufield (G)  United States Oklahoma
2 27 Andrea Gardner (F/C)  United States Howard
3 43 Edmarie Lumbsley (C)  United States Mobile
4 59 Jaclyn Winfield (G)  United States Southern

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 25 @ Minnesota 79-75 (OT) Win 1-0
May 30 Portland 69-64 Win 2-0
June 1 @ Phoenix 66-71 Loss 2-1
June 4 Washington 89-97 Loss 2-2
June 8 Charlotte 69-64 Win 3-2
June 9 @ Seattle 71-68 Win 4-2
June 11 New York 68-71 Loss 4-3
June 15 Seattle 61-54 Win 5-3
June 18 Indiana 79-71 Win 6-3
June 22 @ Sacramento 77-61 Win 7-3
June 25 Portland 86-83 Win 8-3
June 28 @ Houston 57-73 Loss 8-4
June 30 @ Cleveland 79-62 Win 9-4
July 3 Houston 67-78 Loss 9-5
July 5 Minnesota 87-56 Win 10-5
July 7 @ Los Angeles 75-102 Loss 10-6
July 8 Detroit 94-76 Win 11-6
July 10 @ Indiana 82-69 Win 12-6
July 13 Phoenix 75-66 Win 13-6
July 17 Houston 75-67 Win 14-6
July 19 @ Orlando 73-84 Loss 14-7
July 20 @ Washington 83-73 Win 15-7
July 23 @ Detroit 86-75 Win 16-7
July 24 @ Minnesota 62-70 Loss 16-8
July 26 Phoenix 74-61 Win 17-8
July 31 Miami 81-76 (OT) Win 18-8
August 1 @ Sacramento 71-80 Loss 18-9
August 4 @ Los Angeles 86-90 Loss 18-10
August 6 @ Portland 82-69 Win 19-10
August 9 Los Angeles 77-85 Loss 19-11
August 11 @ Seattle 57-74 Loss 19-12
August 12 Sacramento 81-79 Win 20-12
August 16
1st Round, G1
Houston 66-59 Win 1-0
August 18
1st Round, G2
@ Houston 77-83 (OT) Loss 1-1
August 20
1st Round, G3
@ Houston 75-72 Win 2-1
August 22
West Finals, G1
Los Angeles 67-75 Loss 2-2
August 24
West Finals, G2
@ Los Angeles 77-103 Loss 2-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Adrienne Goodson 32 181 67 45 6 503
Marie Ferdinand-Harris 32 107 91 51 7 489
Margo Dydek 30 262 71 25 107 394
Natalie Williams 31 255 38 38 16 351
Jennifer Azzi 32 69 158 27 14 306
LaTonya Johnson 28 19 10 7 2 75
Amy Herrig 28 57 4 9 14 68
Semeka Randall 8 21 8 4 1 58
Andrea Gardner 30 61 5 3 3 57
Elisa Aguilar 28 11 16 3 2 43
Danielle Crockrom 18 13 2 0 2 29
Kate Starbird 15 7 7 9 4 26
LaNeishea Caufield 8 5 1 7 0 19

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