2008 WNBA Playoffs

The 2008 WNBA Playoffs was the postseason for the Women's National Basketball Association's 2008 season which ended with the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Shock defeating the Western Conference champion San Antonio Silver Stars 3-0.

2008 WNBA Playoffs
DatesSeptember 18 – October 5
ChampionsDetroit Shock (Finals Champion)
East championDetroit Shock (Coach: Bill Laimbeer)
West championS.A. Silver Stars (Coach: Dan Hughes)
Attendance8,420 per game
Standings
Eastern Conference Western Conference
1st Detroit 1st San Antonio
2nd Connecticut 2nd Seattle
3rd New York 3rd Los Angeles
4th Indiana 4th Sacramento

FormatEdit

  • 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.

Playoff qualifyingEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the East:

  1. Detroit Shock (22–12)
  2. Connecticut Sun (21–13)
  3. New York Liberty (19–15)
  4. Indiana Fever (17–17)

Western ConferenceEdit

The following teams clinched a playoff berth in the West:

  1. San Antonio Silver Stars (24–10)
  2. Seattle Storm (22–12)
  3. Los Angeles Sparks (20–14)
  4. Sacramento Monarchs (18–16)

BracketEdit

This was the outlook for the 2008 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.

First Round Conference Finals WNBA Finals
         
1 Detroit 2
4 Indiana 1
1 Detroit 2
Eastern Conference
3 New York 1
2 Connecticut 1
3 New York 2
1 Detroit 3
1 San Antonio 0
1 San Antonio 2
4 Sacramento 1
1 San Antonio 2
Western Conference
3 Los Angeles 1
2 Seattle 1
3 Los Angeles 2

Eastern ConferenceEdit

First RoundEdit

(1) Detroit Shock vs. (4) Indiana FeverEdit

September 23
Indiana Fever 61, Detroit Shock 80
Detroit wins series, 2–1

(2) Connecticut Sun vs. (3) New York LibertyEdit

September 22
New York Liberty 66, Connecticut Sun 62
New York wins series, 2–1

Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Detroit Shock vs. (3) New York LibertyEdit

September 29
New York Liberty 73, Detroit Shock 75
Detroit wins series, 2–1

Western ConferenceEdit

First RoundEdit

(1) San Antonio Silver Stars vs. (4) Sacramento MonarchsEdit

September 22
Sacramento Monarchs 81, San Antonio Silver Stars 86
San Antonio wins series, 2–1

(2) Seattle Storm vs. (3) Los Angeles SparksEdit

September 23
Los Angeles Sparks 71, Seattle Storm 64
Los Angeles wins series, 2–1

Conference FinalsEdit

(1) San Antonio Silver Stars vs. (3) Los Angeles SparksEdit

September 28
Los Angeles Sparks 72, San Antonio Silver Stars 76
San Antonio wins series, 2–1

WNBA Finals: San Antonio Silver Stars vs. Detroit ShockEdit

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