2005 WNBA season

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2005 WNBA season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationMay 21 – September 20
Number of games34
Number of teams13
Total attendance1,805,937
Average attendance8,172
TV partner(s)ABC, ESPN
2005 WNBA Draft
Top draft pickUnited States Janel McCarville
Picked byCharlotte Sting
Regular season
Season MVPUnited States Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Playoffs
Eastern championsConnecticut Sun
  Eastern runners-upIndiana Fever
Western championsSacramento Monarchs
  Western runners-upHouston Comets
Finals
ChampionsSacramento Monarchs
  Runners-upConnecticut Sun
Finals MVPUnited States Yolanda Griffith (Sacramento)
WNBA seasons

The 2005 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's ninth season. The season ended with the Sacramento Monarchs winning their first WNBA Championship.

Regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun x 26 8 .765 14–3 12–5 13–7
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 5.0 14–3 7–10 14–6
New York Liberty x 18 16 .529 8.0 10–7 8–9 9–11
Detroit Shock x 16 18 .471 10.0 12–5 4–13 11–9
Washington Mystics o 16 18 .471 10.0 10–7 6–11 9–11
Charlotte Sting o 6 28 .176 20.0 5–12 1–16 4–16

Western Conference

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 award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Nicole Powell Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Peak Performer Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Peak Performer Cheryl Ford Detroit Shock
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Temeka Johnson Washington Mystics
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Taj McWilliams-Franklin Connecticut Sun
WNBA Coach of the Year Award John Whisenant Sacramento Monarchs

Playoffs[edit]

First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 5
         
E1 Connecticut 2
E4 Detroit 0
E1 Connecticut 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Indiana 0
E2 Indiana 2
E3 New York 0
E1 Connecticut 1
W1 Sacramento 3
W1 Sacramento 2
W4 Los Angeles 0
W1 Sacramento 2
Western Conference
W3 Houston 0
W2 Seattle 1
W3 Houston 2

Coaches[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

External links[edit]