2005 WNBA season

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2005 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 21 September 20
Number of games34
Number of teams13
Total attendance1,805,937
Average attendance8,172
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN
2005 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Janel McCarville
Picked by Charlotte Sting
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Connecticut Sun
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Fever
Western champions Sacramento Monarchs
  Western runners-up Houston Comets
Finals
Champions Sacramento Monarchs
  Runners-up Connecticut Sun
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Yolanda Griffith (Sacramento)
WNBA seasons

The 2005 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's ninth season. The season ended with the Sacramento Monarchs winning their first WNBA Championship.

Contents

Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Connecticut Sun x268.76514–312–513–7
Indiana Fever x2113.6185.014–37–1014–6
New York Liberty x1816.5298.010–78–99–11
Detroit Shock x1618.47110.012–54–1311–9
Washington Mystics o1618.47110.010–76–119–11
Charlotte Sting o628.17620.05–121–164–16

Western Conference

Western Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Sacramento Monarchs x259.73515–210–717–5
Seattle Storm x2014.5885.014–36–1113–9
Houston Comets x1915.5596.011–68–911–11
Los Angeles Sparks x1717.5008.011–66–1112–10
Phoenix Mercury o1618.4719.011–65–1212–10
Minnesota Lynx o1420.41211.011–63–149–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o727.20618.05–122–153–19

Season award winners

AwardWinnerTeam
WNBA Finals MVP Award Yolanda Griffith Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Nicole Powell Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Peak Performer Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Peak Performer Cheryl Ford Detroit Shock
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Temeka Johnson Washington Mystics
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Taj McWilliams-Franklin Connecticut Sun
WNBA Coach of the Year Award John Whisenant Sacramento Monarchs

Playoffs

First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 5
         
E1 Connecticut 2
E4 Detroit 0
E1 Connecticut 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Indiana 0
E2 Indiana 2
E3 New York 0
E1 Connecticut 1
W1 Sacramento 3
W1 Sacramento 2
W4 Los Angeles 0
W1 Sacramento 2
Western Conference
W3 Houston 0
W2 Seattle 1
W3 Houston 2

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference


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