2006 Sacramento Monarchs season

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2006 Sacramento Monarchs season
Coach John Whisenant
Arena ARCO Arena
Attendance 8,691 per game
Results
Record 21–13 (.618)
Place 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish Lost WNBA Finals (3-2) to Detroit Shock

The 2006 WNBA season was the 10th season for the Sacramento Monarchs. The Monarchs reached their second trip to the WNBA Finals, but was defeated in five games to the Detroit Shock. It was the final season in franchise history that Sacramento qualified for the WNBA Finals.

Offseason[edit]

Chelsea Newton was picked up by the Chicago Sky in the 2006 WNBA Expansion Draft.

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 13 Kim Smith (F)  Canada Utah
1 14 Scholanda Dorrell (G)  United States LSU
3 41 Lamisha Augustine (F)  United States San Jose State

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 15–5
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 13 .618 4.0 14–3 7–10 10–10
Houston Comets x 18 16 .529 7.0 12–5 6–11 11–9
Seattle Storm x 18 16 .529 7.0 9–8 9–8 10–10
Phoenix Mercury o 18 16 .529 7.0 10–7 8–9 8–12
San Antonio Silver Stars o 13 21 .382 12.0 6–11 7–10 10–10
Minnesota Lynx o 10 24 .294 15.0 8–9 2–15 6–14

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 20 Phoenix 105-78 Win 1-0
May 23 @ Chicago 76-63 Win 2-0
May 25 Houston 66-81 Loss 2-1
May 31 Seattle 87-66 Win 3-1
June 2 San Antonio 71-74 Loss 3-2
June 6 @ Phoenix 76-90 Loss 3-3
June 10 Chicago 80-70 Win 4-3
June 14 @ Houston 66-73 (OT) Loss 4-4
June 17 Seattle 76-74 Win 5-4
June 18 @ Los Angeles 69-80 Loss 5-5
June 21 San Antonio 75-69 Win 6-5
June 23 Los Angeles 63-77 Loss 6-6
June 25 Indiana 82-61 Win 7-6
June 27 @ Seattle 53-68 Loss 7-7
June 29 Minnesota 87-78 Win 8-7
July 1 @ Charlotte 65-57 Win 9-7
July 2 @ Houston 62-77 Loss 9-8
July 6 @ New York 79-58 Win 10-8
July 7 @ Washington 73-60 Win 11-8
July 9 Charlotte 70-61 Win 12-8
July 15 Connecticut 69-63 Win 13-8
July 18 @ Seattle 74-61 Win 14-8
July 20 New York 71-62 Win 15-8
July 22 @ Minnesota 86-59 Win 16-8
July 25 @ Indiana 60-75 Loss 16-9
July 26 @ Detroit 71-91 Loss 16-10
July 28 @ Connecticut 68-75 Loss 16-11
July 30 Detroit 94-61 Win 17-11
August 1 Houston 74-62 Win 18-11
August 3 @ San Antonio 87-69 Win 19-11
August 5 Washington 99-95 (2OT) Win 20-11
August 9 @ Los Angeles 58-69 Loss 20-12
August 10 Minnesota 74-66 Win 21-12
August 13 @ Phoenix 71-81 Loss 21-13
August 17
1st Round, G1
@ Houston 93-78 Win 1-0
August 19
1st Round, G2
Houston 92-64 Win 2-0
August 24
West Finals, G1
Los Angeles 64-61 Win 3-0
August 26
West Finals, G2
@ Los Angeles 72-58 Win 4-0
August 30
WNBA Finals, G1
@ Detroit 95-71 Win 5-0
September 1
WNBA Finals, G2
@ Detroit 63-73 Loss 5-1
September 3
WNBA Finals, G3
Detroit 89-69 Win 6-1
September 6
WNBA Finals, G4
Detroit 52-72 Loss 6-2
September 9
WNBA Finals, G5
@ Detroit 75-80 Loss 6-3

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Yolanda Griffith 34 219 56 44 16 407
Erin Buescher 34 134 35 33 14 330
Nicole Powell 34 131 61 42 15 327
Kara Lawson 34 65 56 20 4 277
Rebekkah Brunson 34 191 17 21 15 232
DeMya Walker 23 92 32 15 7 213
Ticha Penicheiro 34 91 116 58 2 183
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba 34 73 30 32 9 177
Scholanda Robinson 33 36 27 19 4 171
Kristin Haynie 34 67 68 27 2 140
Kim Smith 31 39 20 9 0 74
Brittany Wilkins 4 0 1 0 0 6

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