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.
|Dates||September 18 – October 5|
|Champions||Detroit Shock (Finals Champion)|
|East champion||Detroit Shock (Coach: Bill Laimbeer)|
|West champion||S.A. Silver Stars (Coach: Dan Hughes)|
|Attendance||8,420 per game|
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|1st Detroit||1st San Antonio|
|2nd Connecticut||2nd Seattle|
|3rd New York||3rd Los Angeles|
|4th Indiana||4th Sacramento|
- 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 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 Shock vs. (4) Indiana FeverEdit
|Indiana Fever 61, Detroit Shock 80|
|Detroit wins series, 2–1|
(2) Connecticut Sun vs. (3) New York LibertyEdit
|New York Liberty 66, Connecticut Sun 62|
|New York wins series, 2–1|
(1) Detroit Shock vs. (3) New York LibertyEdit
(1) San Antonio Silver Stars vs. (4) Sacramento MonarchsEdit
|San Antonio Silver Stars 85, Sacramento Monarchs 78|
|Sacramento Monarchs 84, San Antonio Silver Stars 67|
|Sacramento Monarchs 81, San Antonio Silver Stars 86|
|San Antonio wins series, 2–1|
(2) Seattle Storm vs. (3) Los Angeles SparksEdit
|Los Angeles Sparks 71, Seattle Storm 64|
|Los Angeles wins series, 2–1|
(1) San Antonio Silver Stars vs. (3) Los Angeles SparksEdit
|San Antonio Silver Stars 70, Los Angeles Sparks 85|
|Los Angeles Sparks 66, San Antonio Silver Stars 67|