2003 Cleveland Rockers season

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2003 Cleveland Rockers season
Coach Dan Hughes
Arena Gund Arena
Attendance 7,400 per game
Results
Record 17–17 (.500)
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost First Round (2-1) to Detroit Shock
Team Leaders
Points Chasity Melvin (13.1)
Rebounds Chasity Melvin (6.3)
Assists Helen Darling (3.8)

The 2003 WNBA season was the 7th and final season for the Cleveland Rockers franchise. The season saw the team reach the playoffs for the first time in two years. To date, they are the only to qualify for the WNBA Playoffs in their final season of play. The team disbanded after the season after no new ownership was found.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality Former Team
3 Betty Lennox (G)  United States Miami Sol

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 1 LaToya Thomas (F)  United States Mississippi State
2 15 Jennifer Butler (C)  United States Massachusetts
3 30 Shaquala Williams (G)  United States Oregon

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Detroit Shock x 25 9 .735 13–4 12–5 18–6
Charlotte Sting x 18 16 .529 7.0 13–4 5–12 12–12
Connecticut Sun x 18 16 .529 7.0 10–7 8–9 11–13
Cleveland Rockers x 17 17 .500 8.0 11–6 6–11 13–11
Indiana Fever o 16 18 .471 9.0 11–6 5–12 12–12
New York Liberty o 16 18 .471 9.0 11–6 5–12 11–13
Washington Mystics o 9 25 .265 16.0 3–14 6–11 7–17

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 27 Los Angeles 71-79 Loss 0-1
May 31 New York 74-50 Win 1-1
June 6 @ Washington 63-53 Win 2-1
June 7 Charlotte 67-57 Win 3-1
June 10 @ New York 65-73 Loss 3-2
June 14 Connecticut 84-56 Win 4-2
June 18 @ Connecticut 57-70 Loss 4-3
June 20 Washington 79-74 Win 5-3
June 21 @ Houston 62-63 Loss 5-4
June 25 @ Charlotte 50-61 Loss 5-5
June 27 Seattle 59-71 Loss 5-6
June 29 Indiana 66-53 Win 6-6
July 2 @ Connecticut 57-64 Loss 6-7
July 5 @ Minnesota 79-71 Win 7-7
July 7 @ Los Angeles 75-81 Loss 7-8
July 10 @ Phoenix 68-67 Win 8-8
July 15 Sacramento 57-66 Loss 8-9
July 17 Minnesota 70-61 Win 9-9
July 19 Detroit 57-58 Loss 9-10
July 20 @ Charlotte 59-57 (OT) Win 10-10
July 22 @ Detroit 71-74 Loss 10-11
July 26 Washington 89-78 Win 11-11
July 27 @ San Antonio 55-64 Loss 11-12
July 29 Detroit 65-77 Loss 11-13
August 1 Phoenix 73-56 Win 12-13
August 3 @ New York 48-60 Loss 12-14
August 9 @ Indiana 66-62 Win 13-14
August 10 Indiana 71-67 Win 14-14
August 16 @ Washington 72-68 Win 15-14
August 17 New York 54-71 Loss 15-15
August 19 Connecticut 69-52 Win 16-15
August 21 @ Detroit 56-71 Loss 16-16
August 23 @ Indiana 46-59 Loss 16-17
August 25 Charlotte 75-66 Win 17-17
August 29
1st Round, G1
Detroit 74-76 Loss 0-1
August 31
1st Round, G2
@ Detroit 66-59 Win 1-1
September 2
1st Round, G3
@ Detroit 63-77 Loss 1-2

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
Chasity Melvin 34 215 52 28 22 444
Penny Taylor 34 148 80 38 10 398
LaToya Thomas 32 164 37 28 13 345
Betty Lennox 34 89 32 14 4 258
Deanna Jackson 34 89 51 20 13 245
Merlakia Jones 34 97 44 22 3 164
Helen Darling 34 87 128 39 6 141
Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough 30 82 19 12 10 89
Lucienne Berthieu 22 42 6 10 4 84
Jennifer Rizzotti 33 42 65 14 0 59
Tracy Henderson 11 14 3 1 1 2

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