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The 2012 WNBA season was the 16th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season began on May 18, 2012.

2012 WNBA season
LeagueWomen's National Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationMay 18 – October 21
Number of games34
Number of teams12
Total attendance1,520,112
Average attendance7,452
TV partner(s)ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Top draft pickUnited States Nneka Ogwumike
Picked byLos Angeles Sparks
Season MVPUnited States Tina Charles Connecticut
Eastern championsIndiana Fever
  Eastern runners-upConnecticut Sun
Western championsMinnesota Lynx
  Western runners-upLos Angeles Sparks
Finals championsIndiana Fever
  Runners-upMinnesota Lynx
Finals MVPTamika Catchings (Indiana)
WNBA seasons

Contents

2011/2012 WNBA offseasonEdit

2012 WNBA DraftEdit

The WNBA Draft lottery was held on November 10, 2011. The lottery teams were the Tulsa Shock, Minnesota Lynx (from Wash.), Chicago Sky and Los Angeles Sparks. The top pick was awarded to Los Angeles.

The 2012 WNBA Draft was held on April 16, 2012 in Bristol, Connecticut. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN (HD). Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV.

Regular seasonEdit

Due to the 2012 Summer Olympics, there is no All-Star Game this season as the Olympiad causes a break from mid-July through August.

StandingsEdit

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun y 25 9 .735 12–5 13–4 18–4
Indiana Fever x 22 12 .647 3.0 13–4 9–8 15–7
Atlanta Dream x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 12–10
New York Liberty x 15 19 .441 10.0 9–8 6–11 10–12
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 11.0 7–10 7–10 8–14
Washington Mystics o 5 29 .147 20.0 4–13 1–16 3–19
Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx z 27 7 .794 16–1 11–6 17–5
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 3.0 16–1 8–9 15–7
San Antonio Silver Stars x 21 13 .618 6.0 12–5 9–8 14–8
Seattle Storm x 16 18 .471 11.0 10–7 6–11 11–11
Tulsa Shock o 9 25 .265 18.0 6–11 3–14 5–17
Phoenix Mercury o 7 27 .206 20.0 3–14 4–13 4–18

Playoffs and FinalsEdit

Conference Semi-Finals
Best-of-3
Conference Finals
Best-of-3
WNBA Finals
Best-of-5
         
E1 Connecticut 2
E4 New York 0
E1 Connecticut 1
Eastern Conference
E2 Indiana 2
E2 Indiana 2
E3 Atlanta 1
E2 Indiana 3
W1 Minnesota 1
W1 Minnesota 2
W4 Seattle 1
W1 Minnesota 2
Western Conference
W2 Los Angeles 0
W2 Los Angeles 2
W3 San Antonio 0

Season award winnersEdit

Player of the Week awardEdit

Player of the Month awardEdit

Rookie of the Month awardEdit

Postseason awardsEdit

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit