|2007 WNBA season|
|League||Women's National Basketball Association|
|Duration||May 19 – September 16|
|Number of games||34|
|Number of teams||13|
|TV partner(s)||ABC, ESPN, NBA TV|
|2007 WNBA Draft|
|Top draft pick||Lindsey Harding|
|Picked by||Minnesota Lynx|
|Season MVP||Lauren Jackson (Seattle)|
|Eastern champions||Detroit Shock|
|Eastern runners-up||Indiana Fever|
|Western champions||Phoenix Mercury|
|Western runners-up||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|Finals MVP||Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix)|
The 2007 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's 11th season. On January 3, 2007 The Charlotte Sting folded. Three months later on April 4, the WNBA held their annual draft in Cleveland, Ohio. Lindsey Harding of Duke University was selected number one by the Phoenix Mercury. The Duke point guard was traded later to the Minnesota Lynx for Tangela Smith. The San Antonio Silver Stars selected Ohio State University center, Jessica Davenport. Davenport was traded to the New York Liberty for Becky Hammon. The season kicked off on May 19, with a rematch of the 2006 WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and the Detroit Shock. The Shock defeated the Monarchs 75-68. On July 15 The All Star Game was played at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The Eastern All Stars defeated the Western All Stars 103-99. Detroit Shock center, Cheryl Ford won the MVP of the game. Playing 27 minutes contributing 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Eastern All Stars victory. The 2007 WNBA regular season ended on August 19. Lauren Jackson of the Seattle Storm was named league MVP. Dan Hughes of the San Antonio Silver Stars was named Coach of the Year. Armintie Price of the Chicago Sky was named Rookie of The Year. The 2007 WNBA season officially ended on September 16 when the Phoenix Mercury won the season WNBA Championship. The Mercury defeated the Detroit Shock 3 games to 2. Mercury guard Cappie Pondexter was named Finals MVP.
|Detroit Shock x||24||10||.706||–||12–5||12–5||14–6|
|Indiana Fever x||21||13||.618||3.0||12–5||9–8||12–8|
|Connecticut Sun x||18||16||.529||6.0||8–9||10–7||10–10|
|New York Liberty x||16||18||.471||8.0||10–7||6–11||10–10|
|Washington Mystics o||16||18||.471||8.0||8–9||8–9||8–12|
|Chicago Sky o||14||20||.412||10.0||6–11||8–9||6–14|
|Phoenix Mercury x||23||11||.676||–||12–5||11–6||17–5|
|San Antonio Silver Stars x||20||14||.588||3.0||9–8||11–6||13–9|
|Sacramento Monarchs x||19||15||.559||4.0||12–5||7–10||12–10|
|Seattle Storm x||17||17||.500||6.0||12–5||5–12||11–11|
|Houston Comets o||13||21||.382||10.0||7–10||6–11||10–12|
|Minnesota Lynx o||10||24||.294||13.0||7–10||3–14||8–14|
|Los Angeles Sparks o||10||24||.294||13.0||5–12||5–12||6–16|
|WNBA Finals MVP Award||Cappie Pondexter||Phoenix Mercury|
|WNBA Most Valuable Player Award||Lauren Jackson||Seattle Storm|
|WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award||Lauren Jackson||Seattle Storm|
|WNBA Most Improved Player Award||Janel McCarville||New York Liberty|
|WNBA Peak Performer (Points)||Lauren Jackson||Seattle Storm|
|WNBA Peak Performer (Rebounds)||Lauren Jackson||Seattle Storm|
|WNBA Peak Performer (Assists)||Becky Hammon||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award||Plenette Pierson||Detroit Shock|
|WNBA Rookie of the Year Award||Armintie Price||Chicago Sky|
|Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award||Tully Bevilaqua||Indiana Fever|
|WNBA Coach of the Year Award||Dan Hughes||San Antonio Silver Stars|
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