2014 WNBA season

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2014 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration May 16 – September 12
Number of games 34
Number of teams 12
Total attendance 1,545,890
Average attendance 7,578
TV partner(s) ESPN on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV
Top draft pick United States Chiney Ogwumike
Picked by Connecticut Sun
Season MVP United States Maya Moore Minnesota
Eastern champions Chicago Sky
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Fever
Western champions Phoenix Mercury
  Western runners-up Minnesota Lynx
Finals champions Phoenix Mercury
  Runners-up Chicago Sky
Finals MVP United States Diana Taurasi (Phoenix)
Seasons

The 2014 WNBA season was the 18th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The season started in May and concluded in September to accommodate the 2014 Women's World Championship.

Notable occurrences[edit]

TV and Internet coverage[edit]

Games aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and NBA TV. The Washington Mystics made history in May 2014 when they debuted Kiswe Mobile's Mystics Live and became the first U.S. professional sports team to stream live games within the venue via a mobile application.[1][2]

2014 WNBA Draft[edit]

On December 12, 2013, the 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery took place. The Connecticut Sun, who had a league-worst record of 10-24 last season, won the draft lottery and had the right to pick first in the 2014 draft.[3] In the draft, held on April 14, the Sun made Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford University the top pick.[4]

Regular season[edit]

The timing of the 2014 WNBA schedule and the draft were not finalized at its normal timeframe, as the league and players were negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement during the 2013 season.[5] The previous agreement expired during the 2013 WNBA Finals and a new CBA was reached on February 17, 2014.[6]

On February 6, 2014, the 2014 regular season schedule was announced.[7] The regular season schedule began on May 16 and concluded on August 17.

It was announced on January 22 that the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game would take place on July 19 at 3:00 PM EDT in Phoenix, Arizona.[8]

Team standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 y- Atlanta Dream 19 15 .559 - 34
2 x- Indiana Fever 16 18 .471 3.0 34
3 x-Washington Mystics 16 18 .471 3.0 34
4 x-Chicago Sky 15 19 .441 4.0 34
5 e-New York Liberty 15 19 .441 4.0 34
6 e-Connecticut Sun 13 21 .382 6.0 34
Western Conference
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 y-Phoenix Mercury 29 5 .853 - 34
2 x-Minnesota Lynx 25 9 .735 4.0 34
3 x-San Antonio Stars 16 18 .471 13.0 34
4 x-Los Angeles Sparks 16 18 .471 13.0 34
5 e-Tulsa Shock 12 22 .353 17.0 34
6 e-Seattle Storm 12 22 .353 17.0 34

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semi-Finals:
Best-of-3
Conference Finals:
Best-of-3
WNBA Finals:
Best-of-5
                 
E1 Atlanta 1
E4 Chicago 2
E4 Chicago 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Indiana 1
E2 Indiana 2
E3 Washington 0
E4 Chicago 0
W1 Phoenix 3
W1 Phoenix 2
W4 Los Angeles 0
W1 Phoenix 2
Western Conference
W2 Minnesota 1
W2 Minnesota 2
W3 San Antonio 0

Season award winners[edit]

Player of the Week award[edit]

Player of the Month award[edit]

Rookie of the Month award[edit]

Postseason awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ourand, John (June 16, 2014). "Mystics streaming live games to mobile app". Sports Business Journal. 
  2. ^ Tanklefsky, David (June 30, 2014). "WNBA Breaks New Ground With Free In-Market Live Streaming". PromaxBDA. 
  3. ^ Bennert, Kate. "2014 Draft Watch: Grand Marshall". www.wnba.com. 
  4. ^ "2014 WNBA Draft Board". WNBA. April 14, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Open Thread: WNBA Finals Game 1 and NFL Sunday Night Football at 8:30 PM ET
  6. ^ "WNBA, WNBPA Reach a New Collective Bargaining Agreement". www.wnba.com. 
  7. ^ "Defending Champ Minnesota Tips Off WNBA’s 18th Season as League Releases 2014 Game and Telecast Schedules". www.wnba.com. 
  8. ^ "Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 Set for Phoenix". www.wnba.com. 

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