2004 Sacramento Monarchs season

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2004 Sacramento Monarchs season
Coach John Whisenant
Arena ARCO Arena
Attendance 8,679 per game
Results
Record 18–16 (.529)
Place 4th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Finals (2-1) to Seattle Storm

The 2004 WNBA season was the 8th for the Sacramento Monarchs. The Monarchs went to the playoffs, where they upset the Los Angeles Sparks in three games, but fell in the conference finals to eventual champion Seattle Storm.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Based on the Monarchs' 2003 record, they would pick 10th in the Cleveland Rockers dispersal draft. The Monarchs picked Jennifer Butler.

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 10 Rebekkah Brunson (F)  United States Georgetown
3 36 Nuria Martinez (F)  Spain Spain

Regular season[edit]

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 @ Phoenix 72-66 Win 1-0
May 22 Minnesota 61-69 Loss 1-1
May 28 @ San Antonio 63-72 Loss 1-2
May 30 @ Houston 57-63 Loss 1-3
June 3 Los Angeles 68-51 Win 2-3
June 5 Seattle 63-65 Loss 2-4
June 12 Connecticut 76-83 Loss 2-5
June 16 @ Indiana 50-63 Loss 2-6
June 17 @ Minnesota 60-50 Win 3-6
June 19 Detroit 74-84 Loss 3-7
June 25 Houston 61-55 Win 4-7
June 27 Phoenix 63-57 Win 5-7
July 1 New York 73-47 Win 6-7
July 3 @ Seattle 61-75 Loss 6-8
July 6 @ New York 66-73 Loss 6-9
July 9 @ Connecticut 85-70 Win 7-9
July 11 @ Minnesota 73-83 (OT) Loss 7-10
July 12 @ Detroit 67-51 Win 8-10
July 15 Seattle 63-66 Loss 8-11
July 17 @ Los Angeles 79-70 Win 9-11
July 18 Washington 81-71 Win 10-11
July 22 Phoenix 69-71 Loss 10-12
July 25 Indiana 71-62 Win 11-12
July 29 Los Angeles 80-85 (OT) Loss 11-13
July 31 Charlotte 62-61 Win 12-13
September 1 @ Seattle 73-65 Win 13-13
September 2 San Antonio 66-64 Win 14-13
September 4 @ San Antonio 80-70 Win 15-13
September 7 @ Washington 63-67 (OT) Loss 15-14
September 9 @ Charlotte 69-74 Loss 15-15
September 12 @ Los Angeles 52-65 Loss 15-16
September 16 @ Houston 71-62 Win 16-16
September 18 Houston 68-48 Win 17-16
September 19 Minnesota 72-63 Win 18-16

Playoffs[edit]

Game Date Opponent Score Result Record
Western Conference Semifinals
1 September 24 Los Angeles 72-52 Win 1-0
2 September 26 @ Los Angeles 57-71 Loss 1-1
3 September 28 @ Los Angeles 73-58 Win 2-1
Western Conference Finals
1 October 1 Seattle 74-72 (OT) Win 3-1
2 October 3 @ Seattle 54-66 Loss 3-2
3 October 5 @ Seattle 62-82 Loss 3-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Yolanda Griffith 34 246 42 75 41 494
Tangela Smith 34 138 50 38 25 380
Kara Lawson 34 77 68 21 8 294
DeMya Walker 34 143 86 26 13 284
Ticha Penicheiro 33 102 163 64 2 199
Ruthie Bolton 34 49 31 23 0 160
Rebekkah Brunson 34 122 19 23 13 151
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba 34 71 25 29 6 140
Chantelle Anderson 30 34 5 3 6 77
Edna Campbell 22 19 16 5 2 74
Lady Grooms 28 18 11 7 2 49
Giuliana Mendiola 6 5 3 0 0 10

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