2007 WNBA season

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2007 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 19 September 16
Number of games34
Number of teams13
Total attendance1,727,939
Average attendance7,819
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
2007 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Lindsey Harding
Picked by Minnesota Lynx
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lauren Jackson (Seattle)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Detroit Shock
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Fever
Western champions Phoenix Mercury
  Western runners-up San Antonio Silver Stars
Finals
Champions Phoenix Mercury
  Runners-up Detroit Shock
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix)
WNBA seasons

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.

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Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Detroit Shock x2410.70612–512–514–6
Indiana Fever x2113.6183.012–59–812–8
Connecticut Sun x1816.5296.08–910–710–10
New York Liberty x1618.4718.010–76–1110–10
Washington Mystics o1618.4718.08–98–98–12
Chicago Sky o1420.41210.06–118–96–14

Western Conference

Western Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Phoenix Mercury x2311.67612–511–617–5
San Antonio Silver Stars x2014.5883.09–811–613–9
Sacramento Monarchs x1915.5594.012–57–1012–10
Seattle Storm x1717.5006.012–55–1211–11
Houston Comets o1321.38210.07–106–1110–12
Minnesota Lynx o1024.29413.07–103–148–14
Los Angeles Sparks o1024.29413.05–125–126–16

Season award winners

AwardWinnerTeam
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

Playoffs

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

Coaches

Eastern Conference

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Western Conference

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