2004 Phoenix Mercury season

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2004 Phoenix Mercury season
Coach Carrie Graf
Arena America West Arena
Attendance 8,017 per game
Results
Record 17–17 (.500)
Place 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2004 WNBA season was the eighth for the Phoenix Mercury.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality School
1st Diana Taurasi
8th Chandi Jones
14th Ashley Robinson
27th Maria Villarroel

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Regular season[edit]

In her WNBA debut, Taurasi netted 26 points and led the Mercury to an 84-76 victory over the Seattle Storm. For the season, the rookie averaged 17.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. Although the Mercury did not qualify for the playoffs, the season was a personal success as Taurasi was named to the Western Conference All Star team and won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award.

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 16–6
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 5.0 13–4 7–10 13–9
Minnesota Lynx x 18 16 .529 7.0 11–6 7–10 12–10
Sacramento Monarchs x 18 16 .529 7.0 10–7 8–9 12–10
Phoenix Mercury o 17 17 .500 8.0 10–7 7–10 11–11
Houston Comets o 13 21 .382 12.0 9–8 4–13 7–15
San Antonio Silver Stars o 9 25 .265 16.0 6–11 3–14 6–16

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 20 Sacramento 66-72 Loss 0-1
May 22 @ Connecticut 65-58 Win 1-1
May 28 Seattle 84-76 Win 2-1
June 1 Houston 73-63 Win 3-1
June 3 @ Seattle 45-72 Loss 3-2
June 5 @ Minnesota 68-76 Loss 3-3
June 9 Connecticut 75-59 Win 4-3
June 11 Charlotte 51-59 Loss 4-4
June 18 Los Angeles 74-76 Loss 4-5
June 22 Minnesota 69-46 Win 5-5
June 24 New York 72-60 Win 6-5
June 26 San Antonio 72-80 (OT) Loss 6-6
June 27 @ Sacramento 57-63 Loss 6-7
June 29 @ San Antonio 77-65 Win 7-7
July 1 @ Charlotte 71-59 Win 8-7
July 3 @ Indiana 60-61 Loss 8-8
July 7 @ Los Angeles 71-73 Loss 8-9
July 9 @ Minnesota 59-61 Loss 8-10
July 11 @ New York 69-77 Loss 8-11
July 18 Minnesota 60-63 Loss 8-12
July 21 San Antonio 87-55 Win 9-12
July 22 @ Sacramento 71-69 Win 10-12
July 24 Indiana 71-56 Win 11-12
July 30 @ San Antonio 68-59 Win 12-12
August 1 @ Washington 62-82 Loss 12-13
September 1 @ Detroit 63-58 Win 13-13
September 3 @ Houston 70-60 Win 14-13
September 4 Seattle 63-55 Win 15-13
September 8 Los Angeles 72-58 Win 16-13
September 11 Detroit 72-80 Loss 16-14
September 14 @ Los Angeles 60-73 Loss 16-15
September 15 @ Seattle 58-73 Loss 16-16
September 17 Washington 67-74 Loss 16-17
September 19 Houston 78-64 Win 17-17

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; FG = Field Goals; MIN= Minutes; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points

Player GP MIN FG REB AST STL BLK PTS
Diana Taurasi 34 1130 209 149 132 43 25 578
Anna DeForge 34 1152 165 123 107 51 8 488
Penny Taylor 33 1076 150 160 82 52 14 434
Plenette Pierson 31 803 112 131 26 26 17 290
Slobodanka Tuvic 33 691 37 123 32 25 37 91
Tamara Moore 32 387 27 28 53 26 9 82
Nikki McCray 27 371 30 29 13 7 0 69
Adrian Williams 11 145 27 21 5 11 5 65
Shereka Wright 24 243 13 27 8 3 1 57
Gwen Jackson 14 136 23 27 4 3 1 56
Kayte Christensen 32 407 19 69 23 21 7 50
Jae Kingi-Cross 13 128 6 13 12 5 2 20
Ashley Robinson 19 130 7 13 2 8 10 17
Lindsay Taylor 5 26 1 3 2 1 1 3

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Awards and honors[edit]

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