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The 1999 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's third season. The 1999 season saw two expansion teams join the league, the Minnesota Lynx and Orlando Miracle. The schedule was increased from 30 to 32 games per team. The season ended with the Houston Comets winning their third WNBA championship.

1999 WNBA season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationMay - September
Number of games32
Number of teams12
Total attendance1,959,733
Average attendance10,207
TV partner(s)ESPN, NBC, Lifetime
1999 WNBA Draft
Top draft pickUnited States Chamique Holdsclaw
Picked byWashington Mystics
Regular season
Season MVPUnited States Yolanda Griffith (Sacramento)
Playoffs
Eastern championsNew York Liberty
  Eastern runners-upCharlotte Sting
Western championsHouston Comets
  Western runners-upLos Angeles Sparks
Finals
ChampionsHouston Comets
  Runners-upNew York Liberty
Finals MVPUnited States Cynthia Cooper (Houston)
WNBA seasons

Regular season standingsEdit

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 12–8
Detroit Shock x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Charlotte Sting x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Orlando Miracle o 15 17 .469 9–11 3.0
Washington Mystics o 12 20 .375 10–10 6.0
Cleveland Rockers o 7 25 .219 5–15 11.0

Western Conference

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Houston Comets x 26 6 .813 16–4
Los Angeles Sparks x 20 12 .625 12–8 6.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 13 .594 9–11 7.0
Phoenix Mercury o 15 17 .469 7–13 11.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 8–12 11.0
Utah Starzz o 15 17 .469 8–12 11.0

Season award winnersEdit

PlayoffsEdit

There were 12 teams in the league. For the playoffs, the three teams with the best record in each conference were seeded one to three. The top seeded team in each conference got a bye for the first round.

  First Round
Best of 1
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 3
                           
       
  E1 New York 2  
Eastern Conference
    E3 Charlotte 1  
E2 Detroit 0
  E3 Charlotte 1  
    E1 New York 1
  W1 Houston 2
         
       
W1 Houston 2
Western Conference
    W2 Los Angeles 1  
W2 Los Angeles 1
  W3 Sacramento 0  

CoachesEdit

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