2006 WNBA Playoffs
The 2006 WNBA Playoffs was the postseason for the Women's National Basketball Association's 2006 season which ended with the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Shock defeating the Western Conference champion Sacramento Monarchs 3-2.
|Dates||August 17 - September 9|
|Champions||Detroit Shock (Finals Champion)|
|East champion||Detroit Shock (Coach: Bill Laimbeer)|
|West champion||Sacramento Monarchs (Coach: John Whisenant)|
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|1st Connecticut||1st Los Angeles|
|2nd Detroit||2nd Sacramento|
|3rd Indiana||3rd Houston|
|4th Washington||4th Seattle|
- The top 4 teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs.
- All 4 teams are seeded by basis of their standings.
- The series for rounds one and two are in a best-of-three format with Games 2 and 3 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
- The series for the WNBA Finals is in a best-of-five format with Games 1, 2 and 5 on the home court of the team with the higher seed.
- Reseeding (as used in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) is not in use: therefore, all playoff matchups are predetermined via the teams' seedings.
The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:
The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:
This was the outlook for the 2006 WNBA Playoffs. Teams in italics had home court advantage. Teams in bold advanced to the next round. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoffs seeding in their respective conferences. Numbers to the right of each team indicate the number of games the team won in that round.
(1) Connecticut Sun vs. (4) Washington MysticsEdit
|Washington Mystics 65, Connecticut Sun 68|
|Connecticut wins series, 2–0|
(2) Detroit Shock vs. (3) Indiana FeverEdit
|Indiana Fever 83, Detroit Shock 98|
|Detroit wins series, 2–0|
(1) Connecticut Sun vs. (2) Detroit ShockEdit
(1) Los Angeles Sparks vs. (4) Seattle StormEdit
|Seattle Storm 63, Los Angeles Sparks 68|
|Los Angeles wins series, 2–1|
(2) Sacramento Monarchs vs. (3) Houston CometsEdit
|Houston Comets 64, Sacramento Monarchs 92|
|Sacramento wins series, 2–0|
(1) Los Angeles Sparks vs. (2) Sacramento MonarchsEdit
WNBA Finals: (2) Sacramento Monarchs vs. (2) Detroit ShockEdit
|Sacramento Monarchs 63, Detroit Shock 73|