2005 Houston Comets season

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2005 Houston Comets season
Coach Van Chancellor
Arena Toyota Center
Attendance 7,099 per game
Results
Record 19–15 (.559)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Finals (2-0) to Sacramento Monarchs

The 2005 WNBA season was the ninth season for the Houston Comets. The Comets knocked off defending champion Seattle Storm in the first round, but they were unable to get past the eventual champion Sacramento Monarchs in the conference finals.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 5 Sancho Lyttle (C) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Houston
2 15 Roneeka Hodges (G)  United States Florida State
3 28 Jenni Dant (G)  United States DePaul

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Sacramento Monarchs x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 17–5
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 5.0 14–3 6–11 13–9
Houston Comets x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks x 17 17 .500 8.0 11–6 6–11 12–10
Phoenix Mercury o 16 18 .471 9.0 11–6 5–12 12–10
Minnesota Lynx o 14 20 .412 11.0 11–6 3–14 9–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 7 27 .206 18.0 5–12 2–15 3–19

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 21 @ San Antonio 78-70 Win 1-0
May 22 Minnesota 79-65 Win 2-0
May 27 @ Seattle 69-79 Loss 2-1
May 29 Indiana 86-78 (2OT) Win 3-1
June 4 Phoenix 59-57 Win 4-1
June 7 Minnesota 58-62 Loss 4-2
June 10 Connecticut 57-77 Loss 4-3
June 13 @ Sacramento 68-74 Loss 4-4
June 15 @ Los Angeles 64-83 Loss 4-5
June 18 @ San Antonio 75-69 Win 5-5
June 25 San Antonio 62-44 Win 6-5
June 28 Seattle 71-67 Win 7-5
July 2 Charlotte 75-65 Win 8-5
July 5 @ Detroit 75-66 Win 9-5
July 7 @ Indiana 65-63 Win 10-5
July 12 New York 65-68 (OT) Loss 10-6
July 15 @ Connecticut 66-70 Loss 10-7
July 17 @ Charlotte 67-55 Win 11-7
July 19 Sacramento 58-54 Win 12-7
July 21 Washington 65-70 Loss 12-8
July 23 Los Angeles 59-69 Loss 12-9
July 26 @ Washington 83-65 Win 13-9
July 27 @ New York 71-69 Win 14-9
July 30 San Antonio 63-68 Loss 14-10
August 2 Detroit 62-61 Win 15-10
August 5 @ Phoenix 75-80 Loss 15-11
August 7 @ Sacramento 45-55 Loss 15-12
August 9 @ Seattle 68-71 Loss 15-13
August 14 Seattle 75-72 Win 16-13
August 16 @ Minnesota 62-73 Loss 16-14
August 18 Phoenix 77-66 Win 17-14
August 21 @ Los Angeles 50-55 Loss 17-15
August 25 @ Phoenix 80-72 Win 18-15
August 27 Los Angeles 77-51 Win 19-15
August 30
1st Round, G1
Seattle 67-75 Loss 0-1
September 1
1st Round, G2
@ Seattle 67-64 Win 1-1
September 3
1st Round, G3
@ Seattle 75-58 Win 2-1
September 8
West Finals, G1
Sacramento 69-73 (OT) Loss 2-2
September 10
West Finals, G2
@ Sacramento 65-74 Loss 2-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Sheryl Swoopes 33 119 141 66 26 614
Michelle Snow 33 225 40 20 38 396
Janeth Arcain 34 93 53 55 6 342
Dominique Canty 33 108 101 29 2 270
Tina Thompson 15 57 22 12 4 152
Sancho Lyttle 33 125 17 20 3 140
Kristen Rasmussen 24 76 22 13 16 121
Tari Phillips 32 79 14 11 8 111
Adrienne Goodson 23 36 15 8 0 72
Roneeka Hodges 26 17 7 3 0 33
Dawn Staley 10 17 28 6 1 33
Edwige Lawson-Wade 17 7 4 2 1 25
Felicia Ragland 4 0 1 0 0 0
Kiesha Brown 4 1 2 1 0 0

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