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The 2002 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's sixth season. The season ended with the Los Angeles Sparks winning their second WNBA championship.

2002 WNBA season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationMay 25 - August 31
Number of games32
Number of teams16
Total attendance2,362,412
Average attendance9,228
TV partner(s)ESPN, NBC, Oxygen
2002 WNBA Draft
Top draft pickUnited States Sue Bird
Picked bySeattle Storm
Regular season
Season MVPUnited States Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Playoffs
Eastern championsNew York Liberty
  Eastern runners-upWashington Mystics
Western championsLos Angeles Sparks
  Western runners-upUtah Starzz
Finals
ChampionsLos Angeles Sparks
  Runners-upNew York Liberty
Finals MVPUnited States Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles)
WNBA seasons

Contents

Regular season standingsEdit

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 11–10
Charlotte Sting x 18 14 .563 12–9
Washington Mystics x 17 15 .531 12–9 1.0
Indiana Fever x 16 16 .500 12–9 2.0
Orlando Miracle o 16 16 .500 13–8 2.0
Miami Sol o 15 17 .469 11–10 3.0
Cleveland Rockers o 10 22 .312 7–14 8.0
Detroit Shock o 9 23 .281 6–15 9.0

Western Conference

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 7 .781 17–4
Houston Comets x 24 8 .750 16–5 1.0
Utah Starzz x 20 12 .625 12–9 5.0
Seattle Storm x 17 15 .531 10–11 8.0
Portland Fire o 16 16 .500 8–13 9.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 14 18 .438 8–13 11.0
Phoenix Mercury o 11 21 .344 7–14 14.0
Minnesota Lynx o 10 22 .313 6–15 15.0

Season award winnersEdit

PlayoffsEdit

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

CoachesEdit

External linksEdit