2009 WNBA season

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2009 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationJune 6 – October 9
Number of games34
Number of teams13
Total attendance1,776,536
Average attendance8,039
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
2009 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Angel McCoughtry
Picked by Atlanta Dream
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Diana Taurasi (Phoenix)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Indiana Fever
  Eastern runners-up Detroit Shock
Western champions Phoenix Mercury
  Western runners-up Los Angeles Sparks
Finals
Champions Phoenix Mercury
  Runners-up Indiana Fever
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Diana Taurasi
WNBA seasons

The 2009 WNBA Season was the 13th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. It is the first WNBA season without a Houston franchise, the Comets having folded in December 2008. The season ended with the Phoenix Mercury winning their second championship in three years.

Contents

The regular season began with a televised (ABC) meeting between the defending champion Detroit Shock and the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles on June 6. The Connecticut Sun hosted the 9th Annual All-Star Game which was broadcast live on ABC (HD) on July 25.

2008/2009 WNBA offseason

Houston Comets dispersal draft

On December 8, 2008, the Houston Comets dispersal draft was held. Five former Comets players, Latasha Byears, Mwadi Mabika, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba, Michelle Snow and Tina Thompson were free agents and therefore not eligible for this draft. Teams selected based inversely on their 2008 regular season records.

The top picks were:

  1. Sancho Lyttle, Atlanta Dream
  2. Matee Ajavon, Washington Mystics
  3. Mistie Bass, Chicago Sky

Six of the thirteen teams making selections waived their picks.

2009 WNBA Draft

The WNBA Draft lottery was held on December 9, 2008. The Atlanta Dream received the first overall selection. The Washington Mystics received the number two selection. The Chicago Sky came up with the third overall selection, followed by the Minnesota Lynx at four and the Phoenix Mercury at number five. For the first time in WNBA history, the lottery balls were chosen exactly according to odds.

The 2009 WNBA Draft was held on April 9 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN2 (in HD for the first time ever) at 3:00pm. Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV at 4:00pm.

The top draft picks were as follows:

  1. Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
  2. Marissa Coleman, Washington Mystics
  3. Kristi Toliver, Chicago Sky
  4. Renee Montgomery, Minnesota Lynx
  5. DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury

Regular season

Standings

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Indiana Fever x2212.64714–38–917–5
Atlanta Dream x1816.5294.012–56–1110–12
Detroit Shock x1816.5294.011–67–1011–11
Washington Mystics x1618.4716.011–65–1210–12
Chicago Sky o1618.4716.012–54–1310–12
Connecticut Sun o1618.4716.012–54–139–12
New York Liberty o1321.3829.08–95–128–13
Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Phoenix Mercury x2311.67612–511–613–7
Seattle Storm x2014.5883.013–47–1013–7
Los Angeles Sparks x1816.5295.011–67–1011–9
San Antonio Silver Stars x1519.4418.010–75–1210–10
Minnesota Lynx o1420.4129.09–85–127–13
Sacramento Monarchs o1222.35311.07–105–126–14

All-Star Game

The 2009 WNBA All-Star Game was hosted by the Connecticut Sun on July 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Coverage of the game began at 3:30pm on ABC. This marked the second time the Sun had hosted the annual event.

ABC (HD)
July 25
3:30 p.m.
Western Conference 130, Eastern Conference 118
Scoring by quarter: 25-27, 38-33, 36-33, 31-25
Pts: Swin Cash (22)
Rebs: Cappie Pondexter (9)
Asts: Sue Bird (10)
Pts: Sylvia Fowles (17)
Rebs: Érika de Souza (9)
Asts: Asjha Jones (6)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance: 9,518
Referees:
  1. 44 Felicia Grinter, #42 Roy Gulbeyan, #53 Jeff Smith

Statistic leaders

The following shows the leaders for each statistic during the 2009 regular season.

CategoryPlayerTeamStatistic
Points per game Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury 20.4
Rebounds per game Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks 9.8
Assists per game Sue Bird Seattle Storm 5.8
Steals per game Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever 2.91
Blocks per game Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks 2.12
Field goal percentage Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky .599 (103-172)
Three point FG percentage Tangela Smith Phoenix Mercury .452 (42-93)
Free throw percentage Nicole Powell Sacramento Monarchs .979 (94-96)
Points per gameTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury 92.82
Least points allowedTeam Stat Seattle Storm 72.82
Field goal percentageTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury .460
Least FG% allowedTeam Stat Los Angeles Sparks .399

Schedule

2009 WNBA Preseason
Preseason
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu April 93:00 2009 WNBA draft: First round ESPN2 (HD) Secaucus, New Jersey
4:00 2009 WNBA draft: Later rounds ESPNU, NBA TV Secaucus, New Jersey
Thu May 2111:00am Washington @ New York 77-71
NYL
Sanford (17) Sanford (8) Carson (4) Madison Square Garden
15,958
10:00 Sacramento @ Seattle 64-55
SEA
Powell (15)5 players (5) Atkinson (4) KeyArena
4,875
Fri May 227:00 New York @ Connecticut 74-62
CON
Jones (11) Black (7)4 players (3) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,578
8:30 Detroit @ Chicago 71-67
CHI
Fowles (21) Miller (10) DeLaHoussaye,
Perkins (5)
UIC Pavilion
3,283
Sat May 231:00 Indiana @ Minnesota 68-51
IND
Douglas (19) Pringle (6) Catchings, January, Montgomery (3) Claire Lynch Hall
475
Wed May 2711:00am Chicago @ Detroit 78-68
DET
Zellous (18) Zellous (8) Smith (5) Palace of Auburn Hills
3,952
2:00 Phoenix @ Sacramento 74-70
PHO
Quigley (15) Harper (9) Quigley (4) ARCO Arena
6,339
7:30 Connecticut @ Atlanta 76-73
ATL
Phillips (18) de Souza (9) Teasley (7) Philips Arena
4,980
Thu May 2811:30am New York @ Washington 74-56
WAS
Ajavon (17) Vaughn (7) Ajavon (3) Verizon Center
9,287
7:00 Chicago @ Indiana 74-67
IND
Douglas, Dupree, Chen (15) Ely (8) Dupree (3) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,457
Sat May 307:00 San Antonio @ Detroit 62-55
DET
Young (14) Mattera (8) Johnson (4) Traverse City West H.S.
2,109
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix 61-58
PHO
Wright (16) Walker (12) Pondexter (6) US Airways Center
2,421
Sun May 313:00 Los Angeles @ Connecticut 80-77
LAS
Thompson (14) Littles (8) Lennox (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,630
Tue June 28:00E-League@ Chicago 102-55
CHI
Dupree (20) Alexander (8) Toliver (6) UIC Pavilion
3,488
10:00 Indiana @ San Antonio 67-60
IND
Catchings (16) Frazee (8) Catchings (4) Austin Convention Center
2009 WNBA Regular Season
June
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sat 62:30 Detroit @ Los Angeles ABC (HD) 78-58
LAS
Thompson (18) Lennox (10) Harrower (7) Staples Center
13,154
4:00 Seattle @ Sacramento 71-61
SEA
Jackson (23) Harper, Little (6) Bird (8) ARCO Arena
14,824
4:00 Washington @ Connecticut 82-70
WAS
Jones (22) Sanford, Langhorne (7) Harding (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,191
7:00 Indiana @ Atlanta 87-86 (2OT)
ATL
Holdsclaw (23) de Souza (17) January (5) Philips Arena
8,709
8:00 Chicago @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSN-N
102-85
MIN
Perkins (24) Perkins (6) Anosike (8) Target Center
8,708
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix NBA TV
KMYS
90-79
PHO
Taurasi, Young (25) Riley (13) Johnson (9) US Airways Center
13,582
Sun 74:00 Connecticut @ New York WCTX 66-57
CON
Whalen (14) Whalen (12) Battle, Mitchell (3) Madison Square Garden
13,397
4:00 Atlanta @ Washington 77-71
WAS
Beard (27) Langhorne (8) Harding (7) Verizon Center
11,759
7:00 Minnesota @ Indiana FSI 96-74
MIN
Houston (23) Griffith (7) Houston, White (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,234
9:00 Sacramento @ Seattle FSN-NW 80-70
SEA
Jackson (25) Powell, Lawson (7) Bird (8) KeyArena
9,686
Mon 87:30 Los Angeles @ Detroit 81-52
DET
Nolan (27) Thompson (11)5 players (3) Palace of Auburn Hills
13,915
Tue 97:00 Seattle @ Indiana ESPN2 (HD) 73-66
IND
Jackson (21) Sutton-Brown (10) Bird (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,253
Wed 107:30 Washington @ Detroit 75-69
WAS
Beard (15) Melvin (9) Nolan (6) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,329
8:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 87-76
MIN
Augustus (30) Augustus (9) Anosike, Miller (5) Target Center
7,444
10:00 New York @ Phoenix 91-84
PHO
Pondexter (26) Kraayeveld, Vaughn (7) McCarville (6) US Airways Center
5,080
Fri 127:00 Los Angeles @ Indiana 73-61
IND
Leslie (21) Leslie (13) Catchings, Douglas (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,320
8:00 Seattle @ Minnesota 88-71
SEA
Jackson (22) Jackson (11) Bird (9) Target Center
6,423
8:30 Atlanta @ Chicago NBA TV
CN100
81-73
CHI
Dupree (23) de Souza, Dupree (8) Perkins (8) UIC Pavilion
5,689
10:00 Phoenix @ Sacramento 90-71
SAC
Powell (19) Harper, Paris (8) Lawson, Pondexter (4) ARCO Arena
6,438
Sat 138:00 New York @ San Antonio NBA TV
MSG
KMYS
63-60
SAN
Christon (21) McCarville (9) Hammon (4) AT&T Center
10,572
10:00 Sacramento @ Phoenix 115-104 (OT)
PHO
Taurasi (31) Powell (9) Johnson, Lawson (8) US Airways Center
7,173
Sun 143:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut 67-62
ATL
Lyttle (20) Lyttle (15) Teasley, Whalen (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,429
6:00 Seattle @ Chicago 64-57
CHI
Jackson (22) Fowles (15) Wright (4) UIC Pavilion
2,681
Tue 168:00 Connecticut @ Chicago 78-75
CHI
Perkins (25) Fowles (10) Whalen (8) UIC Pavilion
2,396
10:00 Minnesota @ Sacramento 86-83
MIN
Augustus (30) Harper (9) Wiggins (6) ARCO Arena
7,736
Wed 1710:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix 104-80
PHO
Taurasi (28) Anosike, Bonner (10) Pondexter (9) US Airways Center
6,524
Fri 197:00 Chicago @ Connecticut 91-61
CON
Jones (17) Gardin (11) Gardin (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,892
7:30 San Antonio @ New York NBA TV
MSG
77-61
NYL
McCarville (18) Young (7) Christon (6) Madison Square Garden
8,046
7:30 Indiana @ Detroit 66-54
IND
Catchings (15) Hornbuckle, McWilliams (10) Catchings (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,725
7:30 Washington @ Atlanta 93-81
ATL
Beard, Lyttle (20) Lyttle (13) Currie, Hardin (7) Philips Arena
6,050
10:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix 89-80
PHO
Pondexter (21) Thompson (14) Johnson (7) US Airways Center
8,255
10:00 Minnesota @ Seattle 90-62
SEA
Jackson (26) Anosike (7) Bird (10) KeyArena
7,607
Sat 207:00 Chicago @ Washington 81-72
WAS
Beard (31) Melvin (9) Perkins (6) Verizon Center
11,745
Sun 213:00 San Antonio @ Connecticut NBA TV
WCTX
71-58
CON
Young (22) Black (8) Darling (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,928
3:00 New York @ Atlanta 93-81
NYL
Christon, Holdsclaw (17) Lyttle (9) Moore (8) Philips Arena
5,624
6:00 Detroit @ Indiana NBA TV
FSI
82-70
IND
Douglas (23) Sutton-Brown (9) Catchings, Nolan (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,610
7:00 Seattle @ Phoenix NBA TV
FSNA
93-84
SEA
Jackson, Taurasi (25) Jackson (8) Bird (9) US Airways Center
6,181
9:30 Sacramento @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
67-47
LAS
Powell (13) Walker (9) Bobbitt (5) Staples Center
9,494
Tue 2312:00 Chicago @ Atlanta 99-98 (OT)
CHI
McCoughtry (26) Dupree (10) McCoughtry (8) Philips Arena
10,351
9:30 Phoenix @ San Antonio ESPN2 (HD) 91-87
SAN
Pondexter (26) Taurasi, Young (8) Johnson, Young (5) AT&T Center
6,692
8:00 New York @ Minnesota 69-57
MIN
Christon, Wiggins (25) Hollingsworth (7) Wiggins (5) Target Center
5,620
Thu 257:00 Phoenix @ Washington 93-87
PHO
Pondexter (24) Langhorne (12) Harding (9) Verizon Center
9,808
Fri 267:00 Indiana @ New York 82-81 (OT)
IND
Douglas (24) Hoffman (14) L. Moore (6) Madison Square Garden
9,304
7:30 Detroit @ Atlanta 96-86
ATL
Holdsclaw (28) de Souza (13) Teasley (11) Philips Arena
5,935
8:00 Sacramento @ San Antonio 62-52
SAN
Hammon (26) Young (10) Hammon (6) AT&T Center
7,973
10:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle 69-67
SEA
Jackson (32) Jackson, Wright (8) Bird, Lennox (5) KeyArena
9,686
Sat 277:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut 82-68
CON
Jones (24) Jones (12) Whalen (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,264
7:00 New York @ Indiana MSG 63-54
IND
Carson, Hoffman (14) Catchings (11) Catchings (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,481
8:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSN-N
FSNA
109-80
MIN
Hodges, Wiggins (22) Anosike, Taurasi (8) Miller (8) Target Center
5,911
8:00 Washington @ Chicago 68-63
CHI
Dupree (23) Fowles (10) Harding (6) UIC Pavilion
3,918
Sun 286:00 Sacramento @ Detroit 86-72
DET
Zellous (18) Ford (8) Penicheiro (5) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,277
9:30 Seattle @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
82-55
LAS
Ferdinand-Harris (15) Cash (5) Harrower (5) Staples Center
10,797
Tue 307:00 Minnesota @ Atlanta ESPN2 (HD) 91-85
MIN
Castro Marques (31) Anosike (12) Anosike, Houston, Lehning, Wiggins (4) Philips Arena
7,686
8:00 Washington @ San Antonio 84-82
WAS
Young (21) Currie (8) Darling (6) AT&T Center
4,723
8:00 Sacramento @ Chicago 74-72
CHI
Powell (21) Fowles (14) Perkins (8) UIC Pavilion
2,721
July
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Wed 110:00 Seattle @ Phoenix 91-83
PHO
Pondexter, Taurasi (22) Pondexter (11) Pondexter (8) US Airways Center
6,341
Thu 27:00 Connecticut @ Indiana NBA TV
FSI
67-53
IND
Douglas, Sutton-Brown (14) Sutton-Brown (14) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,468
7:30 Detroit @ New York NBA TV
MSG
80-64
NYL
Christon (25) Ford, Hornbuckle (10) McCarville, Smith (5) Madison Square Garden
8,018
8:00 Sacramento @ Minnesota FSN-N 74-68
SAC
Powell (21) Anosike, Brunson (8) Anosike (7) Target Center
6,920
Fri 37:30 Washington @ Atlanta 72-65
ATL
Holdsclaw (18) Melvin (9) Holdsclaw (8) Philips Arena
5,456
8:00 Chicago @ San Antonio 85-72
SAN
Young (19) Riley, Young (8) Hammon (10) AT&T Center
6,662
Sun 56:00 Connecticut @ Detroit 95-92 (OT)
CON
Smith (28) Hornbuckle (12) Jones, McWilliams (5) Palace of Auburn Hills
6,981
6:00 Atlanta @ Indiana 78-74
IND
Sutton-Brown (22) Catchings, Sutton-Brown (9) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,024
9:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
FSNA
104-89
PHO
Pondexter (21) Bonner (10) Bobbitt, Taurasi (6) Staples Center
9,872
Tue 73:00 San Antonio @ Seattle 66-53
SEA
Cash (18) Cash, Jackson (12) Hammon (5) KeyArena
10,137
7:30 Connecticut @ Atlanta 72-67
ATL
Holdsclaw (19) de Souza (17) Lehning (7) Philips Arena
6,225
8:00 Washington @ Minnesota 96-94 (OT)
MIN
Harding (27) Currie (11) Anosike, Currie, Miller (4) Target Center
7,171
10:00 Chicago @ Sacramento 83-73
SAC
Perkins (21) Brunson (10) Lawson, Penicheiro, Perkins (6) ARCO Arena
5,672
Wed 810:00 Chicago @ Phoenix 90-70
PHO
Dupree, Taurasi (22) T. Smith (13) Pondexter (6) US Airways Center
5,597
Thu 97:30 Los Angeles @ New York MSG 69-60
LAS
Lennox (20) Thompson (8) Harrower, Ferdinand-Harris, McCarville (3) Madison Square Garden
12,247
9:00 Sacramento @ Seattle ESPN2 (HD) 66-55
SEA
Cash (18) Powell (8) Wright (7) KeyArena
6,838
Fri 108:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota 77-61
SAN
Young (21) Anosike (12) Lawson-Wade (4) Target Center
7,409
8:30 Indiana @ Chicago 83-54
IND
Murphy (15) Dupree (8) Hoffman, January (6) UIC Pavilion
4,021
Sat 117:00 Los Angeles @ Washington 75-63
WAS
Beard (26) Langhorne (11) Harding (5) Verizon Center
12,217
7:00 Detroit @ Connecticut NBA TV
WCTX
79-77 (OT)
DET
Smith (25) Braxton (13) Smith, Whalen (3) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,342
7:30 Atlanta @ New York 71-69
NYL
Castro Marques, Christon (18) Castro Marques, de Souza, Holdsclaw (8) Castro Marques, Moore (6) Madison Square Garden
8,732
10:00 Phoenix @ Sacramento 107-105
PHO
Pondexter, Powell (23) Bonner, Brunson, Taurasi, Walker (8) Pondexter (8) ARCO Arena
7,798
Sun 127:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio NBA TV
KMYS
83-76
MIN
Hammon, Houston (26) Anosike, Houston, Young (8) Hammon (5) AT&T Center
6,568
9:00 Chicago @ Seattle NBA TV
FSN-NW
86-81
CHI
Dupree (28) Dupree, Jackson, Wright (7) Toliver, Wright (7) KeyArena
6,796
Tue 147:00 Los Angeles @ Connecticut ESPN2 (HD) 82-71
CON
Jones (24) Lennox (11) Jones, Whalen (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,612
Wed 1511:30am San Antonio @ Washington 79-78
SAN
Hammon (21) Beard, Frazee, Langhorne (6) Darling, Hammon (5) Verizon Center
17,220
1:00 Atlanta @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSN-N
91-77
ATL
Holdsclaw (28) Houston (12) Montgomery (7) Target Center
11,245
1:00 Chicago @ Indiana 84-74
IND
Sutton-Brown (22) Dupree (10) Catchings, Douglas (8) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,050
3:30 Sacramento @ Phoenix NBA TV
FSNA
100-81
PHO
Powell (23) Paris (9) Pondexter (15) US Airways Center
11,590
10:00 Detroit @ Seattle NBA TV
FSN-NW
66-63
DET
Smith (19) Ford (8) Nolan (7) KeyArena
6,821
Fri 177:00 Atlanta @ Indiana 84-79
IND
Douglas (25) de Souza (14) Bevilaqua (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,975
8:00 Connecticut @ San Antonio 72-64
CON
Hammon (24) Frazee, Young (9) Jones, Whalen (5) AT&T Center
9,524
10:00 Seattle @ Sacramento 69-56
SEA
Bird (20) Little (9) Bird (6) ARCO Arena
6,386
Sat 187:00 New York @ Washington 68-67
WAS
Harding (23) Harding (7) Moore (9) Verizon Center
9,968
10:00 Detroit @ Phoenix 97-90 (OT)
PHO
Pondexter (26) McWilliams (12) Pondexter (8) US Airways Center
8,288
Sun 193:00 Indiana @ Connecticut 67-61
CON
Douglas, Hoffman, Whalen (15) Gruda (9) Whalen (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,517
4:00 Atlanta @ New York 89-86
NYL
Christon (32) de Souza (10) Mitchell (6) Madison Square Garden
8,560
6:00 San Antonio @ Chicago NBA TV
CN100
85-75
CHI
Perkins (29) Dupree (11) Canty (6) UIC Pavilion
3,282
8:00 Minnesota @ Seattle 72-69
SEA
Little (18) Anosike (11) Bird, Johnson, Wright (4) KeyArena
6,912
9:00 Detroit @ Sacramento 69-65
DET
McWilliams (21) McWilliams (12)5 players (3) ARCO Arena
7,538
Tue 217:00 Indiana @ Washington 82-70
IND
Catchings (28) Catchings (10) Bevilaqua (8) Verizon Center
9,798
Wed 2212:00 Atlanta @ Detroit 98-95 (OT)
ATL
Braxton (25) Braxton, Snow (12) Nolan (9) Palace of Auburn Hills
14,439
12:30 New York @ Chicago 77-70
NYL
Fowles, Spencer (15) Dupree (11) Canty, Moore (4) UIC Pavilion
5,881
7:00 Sacramento @ Connecticut 83-75
CON
Jones (28) Harper (11) Phillips (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,675
10:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix 99-86
MIN
Pondexter (28) Bonner (10) Johnson (6) US Airways Center
7,360
10:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle 98-87 (3OT)
SEA
Bird (23) Little (14) Bird, Cash (5) KeyArena
7,154
Thu 2312:30 Indiana @ San Antonio 84-65
SAN
Young (24) Frazee (8) January (6) AT&T Center
9,985
7:00 Chicago @ Washington ESPN2 (HD) 75-64
WAS
Langhorne (16) Langhorne (10) Harding (6) Verizon Center
11,651
7:30 Sacramento @ New York MSG 88-74
SAC
Powell (32) Powell, Walker (9) Penicheiro (9) Madison Square Garden
8,845
Sat 253:30 West All-Stars @ East All-Stars ABC (HD) 130-118
WEST
Cash (22) de Souza, Pondexter (9) Bird (10) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,518
Sun 264:00 Phoenix @ New York 94-88
PHO
Taurasi (34) Taurasi (13) Johnson (7) Madison Square Garden
11,211
4:00 Sacramento @ Washington 87-73
WAS
Langhorne (19) Langhorne (8) Beard (5) Verizon Center
10,757
Tue 287:00 Washington @ Indiana 85-81
IND
Douglas (34) Hoffman (10) Harding, Melvin (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
5,904
7:30 Phoenix @ Connecticut ESPN2 (HD) 95-80
PHO
Pondexter (29) T. Smith, Taurasi (9) Johnson (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,732
8:00 Seattle @ San Antonio KMYS 74-71
SAN
Hammon (24) Cash (11) Bird (5) AT&T Center
5,382
8:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 76-70
LAS
Thompson (30) Parker (10) Hodges, Lennox, Thompson (4) Target Center
7,216
Wed 298:00 Los Angeles @ Chicago 75-63
CHI
Perkins (18) Parker (10) Dupree (5) UIC Pavilion
5,633
Thu 302:30 San Antonio @ Sacramento 101-93 (OT)
SAC
Hammon (38) Young (11) Penicheiro (9) ARCO Arena
10,461
7:00 Connecticut @ Indiana FSI 94-85 (OT)
IND
Douglas (32) Gruda (10) Bevilaqua (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,538
7:30 Washington @ New York NBA TV
MSG
78-75
WAS
Beard, McCarville (28) Langhorne (11) Harding (4) Madison Square Garden
10,172
7:30 Phoenix @ Atlanta 106-76
ATL
McCoughtry (17) de Souza (14) Lehning (5) Philips Arena
7,827
Fri 317:30 Minnesota @ Detroit 91-83
DET
Nolan (22) Ford (9) McWilliams, Nolan (6) Palace of Auburn Hills
9,314
August
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sat 17:00 New York @ Atlanta NBA TV
MSG
89-83
ATL
Christon (23) Carson, Christon (8) McCarville (6) Philips Arena
6,103
8:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota 87-74
PHO
Taurasi (20) Anosike (10) Anosike, Willingham (5) Target Center
6,631
8:00 Connecticut @ Chicago NBA TV
WCTX
84-72
CHI
Dupree (23) Dupree (8) Canty, Jēkabsone-Žogota (6) UIC Pavilion
3,071
10:00 Los Angeles @ Sacramento 59-56
LAS
Powell (18) Parker (12) Penicheiro (8) ARCO Arena
7,204
10:00 San Antonio @ Seattle NBA TV
KMYS
85-82 (OT)
SEA
Jackson (23) Jackson (13) Bird (5) KeyArena
8,167
Sun 24:00 Indiana @ Washington 87-79
IND
Douglas (24) Catchings (9) Catchings (5) Verizon Center
11,595
6:00 Connecticut @ Detroit 83-65
CON
Whalen (22) Ford (9) Nolan, Whalen (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,814
Tue 43:00 San Antonio @ Los Angeles 63-59
SAN
Hammon (20) Thompson (12) Hammon (5) Staples Center
13,865
7:30 New York @ Detroit ESPN2 (HD) 76-64
DET
Nolan (26) Nolan (14) McWilliams, Nolan, Smith (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,081
10:00 Phoenix @ Seattle 101-90 (OT)
PHO
Wright (25) Cash, Jackson (11) T. Johnson, Wright (7) KeyArena
6,728
Wed 57:00 Chicago @ Indiana NBA TV
CN100
76-67
IND
Dupree (19) Dupree (13) Canty (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,581
Thu 68:00 Atlanta @ San Antonio 92-84
ATL
Hammon (26) Lyttle (10) Lehning (7) AT&T Center
5,042
10:30 Seattle @ Los Angeles 79-75 (OT)
LAS
Quinn (23) Parker (13) Bird, Wright (6) Staples Center
9,735
Fri 77:00 Detroit @ Washington 70-66
WAS
Beard (15) Langhorne (9) Nolan (6) Verizon Center
10,637
8:00 Connecticut @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSN-N
95-88
MIN
Montgomery (24) Anosike (12) Jēkabsone-Žogota (7) Target Center
8,134
10:00 New York @ Sacramento 84-66
NYL
Paris (19) Brunson (7) McCarville (5) ARCO Arena
6,284
Sat 87:00 Chicago @ Atlanta 82-80
CHI
Thorn (20) de Souza (15) Perkins (5) Philips Arena
5,424
10:00 Indiana @ Phoenix 90-83
IND
Douglas (28) Douglas (10) Swanier (6) US Airways Center
9,867
10:00 New York @ Seattle 70-69
SEA
McCarville (22) Christon, Jackson (9) Bird (6) KeyArena
7,496
Sun 93:00 Washington @ Connecticut 96-67
CON
Beard (18) Holt (8) Beard (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,528
6:00 Chicago @ Detroit 64-58
DET
Zellous (19) Fowles (18) Smith (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
6,893
6:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota 89-87
SAN
Anosike (24) Hodges, Hollingsworth (8) Hammon (9) Target Center
7,764
Mon 1010:30 Indiana @ Los Angeles 75-63
LAS
Leslie (21) Leslie (11) Milton-Jones (4) Staples Center
8,263
Tue 117:00 Detroit @ Washington 81-77
DET
Nolan (23) McWilliams (13) Harding (8) Verizon Center
10,398
8:00 Sacramento @ San Antonio 90-73
SAC
Brunson (19) Brunson (9) Penicheiro (11) AT&T Center
4,961
9:00 New York @ Los Angeles ESPN2 (HD) 65-61
NYL
Leslie (12) Parker (11) Christon, Moore (5) Staples Center
9,548
Thu 137:00 Seattle @ Connecticut 64-53
CON
Gruda (14) Jackson, Jones (10) Whalen (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,983
7:30 Detroit @ Atlanta 80-75
ATL
Nolan (20) de Souza (13) Lehning, McWilliams (5) Philips Arena
5,641
8:00 Indiana @ Minnesota 91-81
IND
Hoffman (24) Anosike (16) Bevilaqua, Dixon (4) Target Center
7,156
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix 95-83
PHO
Tauarsi, Young (29) Wauters (10) Hammon (8) US Airways Center
6,522
Fri 147:00 Connecticut @ Washington 91-89 (2OT)
WAS
Beard (26) Langhorne (16) Whalen (5) Verizon Center
9,738
7:30 Chicago @ New York NBA TV
CN100
MSG
88-77
CHI
Christon (25) Christon (10) Canty, Moore (6) Madison Square Garden
9,832
10:30 Sacramento @ Los Angeles 85-79
SAC
Leslie (25) Parker (10) Penicheiro (10) Staples Center
10,122
Sat 157:00 Detroit @ Indiana 82-59
IND
Douglas (19) Braxton (10) Douglas (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,963
7:00 Seattle @ Atlanta 88-79
ATL
Jackson (25) de Souza (12) Bird (12) Philips Arena
8,751
8:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio NBA TV
KMYS
FSNA
106-89
SAN
Young (25) Young (7) Hammon (6) AT&T Center
8,933
8:00 Minnesota @ Chicago 79-76
CHI
Hodges (25) Dupree (14) Canty (8) UIC Pavilion
3,877
10:00 Los Angeles @ Sacramento 78-61
LAS
Powell (20) Brunson (11) Walker (5) ARCO Arena
7,646
Sun 164:00 New York @ Washington 60-59
NYL
McCarville (19) Langhorne (8) Harding (7) Verizon Center
10,580
Tue 187:30 Seattle @ Detroit 79-75
SEA
Jackson (36) McWilliams (8) Bird (8) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,392
8:00 Phoenix @ Chicago 106-99
PHO
Taurasi (27) Bonner (10) Taurasi (7) UIC Pavilion
TBA
10:30 Washington @ Los Angeles 72-69
LAS
Leslie (20) Parker (12) Parker, Quinn (5) Staples Center
9,287
Wed 197:00 New York @ Connecticut 74-69
CON
Whalen (20) Whalen (10) White (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,050
10:30 Minnesota @ Los Angeles 78-63
LAS
Leslie (20) Parker (10) Quinn (7) Staples Center
9,181
Thu 207:30 San Antonio @ Atlanta 93-87
ATL
McCoughtry (34) de Souza (11) Lehning (6) Philips Arena
5,848
10:00 Indiana @ Sacramento 67-62
SAC
Douglas (21) Brunson, Powell (10) January, Penicheiro (6) ARCO Arena
6,290
Fri 217:30 Connecticut @ New York NBA TV
MSG
85-83 (OT)
NYL
Gruda (24) McCarville (13) Whalen (7) Madison Square Garden
9,355
8:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio NBA TV
KMYS
67-66 (OT)
LAS
Young (31) Parker, Thompson (12) Hammon (6) AT&T Center
9,540
10:00 Washington @ Phoenix 91-81
WAS
Langhorne (19) Langhorne (12) Harding, Pondexter (6) US Airways Center
9,155
Sat 227:00 Minnesota @ Connecticut 98-94
CON
Gruda, Humphrey, Whalen, Wiggins (21) Gruda (9) Whalen (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,803
8:00 Detroit @ Chicago 76-67
DET
Dupree (20) Dupree (14)4 players (4) UIC Pavilion
5,167
10:00 Washington @ Sacramento 82-60
SAC
Powell (26) Powell (11) Penicheiro (5) ARCO Arena
7,067
10:00 Indiana @ Seattle 74-60
SEA
Bird (16) Cash (9) Catchings (7) KeyArena
8,273
Sun 233:00 Los Angeles @ Atlanta 91-87
LAS
Castro Marques (26) de Souza (9) Thompson (6) Philips Arena
11,304
4:00 Minnesota @ New York 80-67
NYL
Christon (24) |Jackson, Wiggins (7) Moore (6) Madison Square Garden
8,481
6:00 San Antonio @ Detroit 99-84
DET
Smith (31) McWilliams, Nolan (7) Hornbuckle (7) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,130
Tue 257:00 Detroit @ Connecticut 90-70
DET
Gruda, Smith (19) Kelly (8) Whalen (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,811
7:30 Sacramento @ Atlanta 103-83
ATL
Castro Marques (30) Lyttle (9) Penicheiro (11) Philips Arena
5,159
10:00 Chicago @ Los Angeles ESPN2 (HD) 75-63
LAS
Leslie, Parker (21) Parker (12) Canty (4) Staples Center
9,615
10:00 Washington @ Seattle 78-68
SEA
Burse (14) Little (7) Wright (6) KeyArena
6,791
Thu 277:00 San Antonio @ Indiana NBA TV
FSI
77-66
IND
Catchings (20) Wauter (14) Hammon (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,836
7:30 Atlanta @ Detroit 87-83
DET
Nolan (29) de Souza (13) McCoughtry (5) Palace of Auburn Hills
5,695
10:00 Connecticut @ Seattle 86-74
SEA
Bird (21) Little (10) Bird (7) KeyArena
6,588
10:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
98-90
PHO
Pondexter (26) Bonner (9) Quinn (8) Staples Center
9,586
Fri 288:00 Sacramento @ Minnesota 100-95
MIN
Maiga-Ba (20) Brunson (9) Powell (6) Target Center
8,782
8:30 New York @ Chicago NBA TV
MSG
CN100
96-77
CHI
Dupree (26) Vaughn (9) Christon (6) UIC Pavilion
3,707
Sat 293:00 Detroit @ San Antonio ESPN2 (HD) 100-88 (OT)
SAN
Nolan (34) Wauters (11) Hammon (9) AT&T Center
7,735
7:00 Sacramento @ Indiana 79-78
SAC
Douglas (24) Powell (11) Bevilaqua (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,579
10:00 Connecticut @ Phoenix NBA TV
WCTX
95-84
PHO
Jēkabsone-Žogota (23) Gardin (13) Taurasi (5) US Airways Center
9,977
10:00 Atlanta @ Seattle 91-84 (2OT)
SEA
Wright (25) Little (15) Bird (8) KeyArena
9,089
Sun 304:00 Chicago @ New York 77-63
NYL
Christon (18) Dupree, Kraayeveld (13) Thorn (7) Madison Square Garden
8,685
4:00 Minnesota @ Washington 81-75
WAS
Houston (20) Langhorne (10) Harding (5) Verizon Center
12,241
9:30 Connecticut @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
91-81
LAS
Jēkabsone-Žogota, Thompson (21) Parker (13) Whalen (9) Staples Center
11,072
September
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Tue 17:30 Seattle @ New York 65-58
SEA
Little (17) Little (13) Moore (4) Madison Square Garden
8,469
7:30 Phoenix @ Detroit 101-99
DET
Pondexter (25) Ford (11) Taurasi (6) Palace of Auburn Hills
5,239
8:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio 84-82 (2OT)
SAN
Hammon (29) Anosike (11) Hammon (5) AT&T Center
4,881
10:00 Connecticut @ Sacramento 90-70
SAC
Brunson (32) Brunson (13) Powell (7) ARCO Arena
6,015
10:30 Atlanta @ Los Angeles 84-79
ATL
Castro Marques (27) Parker (14) Lennox (5) Staples Center
8,756
Wed 27:00 Phoenix @ Indiana NBA TV
FSI
106-90
PHO
Catchings (27) Catchings (12) Johnson (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,446
Thu 37:00 Seattle @ Washington 78-67
WAS
Bird, Currie (17) Langhorne (11) Bird (6) Verizon Center
10,648
Fri 47:00 New York @ Connecticut NBA TV
MSG
88-85 (OT)
CON
Jēkabsone-Žogota (23) Moore (8) Whalen (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,685
7:30 Indiana @ Detroit 70-63 (OT)
DET
Nolan (22) Catchings (13) Nolan (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,230
8:30 Washington @ Chicago 92-86
CHI
Ajavon (32) Dupree, Langhorne (10) Harding, Perkins (5) UIC Pavilion
3,241
10:00 Atlanta @ Sacramento 98-90
ATL
de Souza (27) de Souza (13) McCoughtry (10) ARCO Arena
6,517
Sat 58:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio 89-72
SAN
Johnson (27) Parker (10) Lawson-Wade (11) AT&T Center
8,631
8:00 Seattle @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSN-N
76-68
MIN
Houston (22) Little (8) Houston, Johnson, Wright (4) Target Center
8,170
10:00 Atlanta @ Phoenix 100-82
PHO
de Souza (23) Bonner, Snow (7) Lehning (10) US Airways Center
10,424
Sun 64:00 Washington @ Indiana 72-61
IND
Catchings (20) Sutton-Brown (11) Hoffman (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,702
6:00 Chicago @ Detroit 84-75
DET
Nolan (19) Ely, Nolan (8) Braxton, Hornbuckle, Nolan (4) Palace of Auburn Hills
6,619
Tue 87:30 Indiana @ New York 69-63
IND
Carson, Catchings, Douglas (17) Catchings (10) Mitchell (6) Madison Square Garden
7,583
10:30 San Antonio @ Los Angeles NBA TV
KMYS
76-68
LAS
Leslie (18) Parker (13) Hammon (7) Staples Center
10,476
Wed 98:00 Detroit @ Minnesota 75-72
MIN
Ford (16) Ford (12) Ford, Teasley, Zellous (4) Target Center
7,423
Thu 107:30 New York @ Detroit NBA TV
MSG
94-87 (OT)
DET
Nolan (34) Braxton, McWilliams (8) Moore (6) Palace of Auburn Hills
8,178
8:00 Indiana @ Chicago 86-79
CHI
Douglas (25) Catchings (10) Canty (6) UIC Pavilion
2,902
10:00 San Antonio @ Sacramento 80-71
SAN
Hammon (27) Powell (10) Johnson, Lawson-Wade, Penicheiro (5) ARCO Arena
7,566
10:00 Phoenix @ Seattle 92-84 (OT)
PHO
Wright (24) Burse, Little (9) Pondexter (8) KeyArena
9,089
Fri 117:00 Connecticut @ Atlanta 88-64
ATL
McCoughtry (18) de Souza (14) Lyttle (5) Philips Arena
8,644
10:30 Minnesota @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSNW
90-61
LAS
Leslie, Thompson (19) Parker (14) Quinn (9) Staples Center
13,764
Sat 127:00 Atlanta @ Washington 82-64
WAS
Harding (25) McCoughtry (13) Currie (5) Verizon Center
11,987
8:00 Seattle @ San Antonio 64-55
SEA
S. Johnson (16) Little, Perperoglou (11) Darling (5) AT&T Center
10,153
8:00 Detroit @ Chicago 80-69
DET
Dupree (27) McWilliams (10) Canty (6) UIC Pavilion
5,334
Sun 133:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix ESPN2 (HD) 81-78
LAS
Parker (24) Parker (14) Lennox (6) US Airways Center
12,968
3:00 Indiana @ Connecticut WCTX 95-85
CON
Gardin (23) Gardin (8) Phillips, Wirth (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,047
4:00 Washington @ New York MSG 86-65
NYL
Carson, Currie (17) Ajavon (9) Mitchell (6) Madison Square Garden
15,667
9:00 Minnesota @ Sacramento 88-66
SAC
Powell (27) Paris (14) Penicheiro (10) ARCO Arena
10,212
2009 WNBA Postseason
Conference Semifinals (September 16-21)
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Wed 168:00 Atlanta @ Detroit ESPN2 (HD) 94-89
DET
Castro Marques, Nolan (25) Ford (10) Castro Marques (7) Palace of Auburn Hills
6,122
10:00 Seattle @ Los Angeles ESPN2 (HD) 70-63
LAS
Cash (24) Leslie, Parker (10) Bird, Harrower, Wright (5) Staples Center
7,919
Thu 178:00 Indiana @ Washington ESPN2 (HD) 88-79
IND
Catchings (26) Catchings (12) Melvin (4) Comcast Center
6,332
10:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio ESPN2 (HD) 92-91
SAN
Young (24) Wauters (11) V. Johnson (8) AT&T Center
5,721
Fri 187:30 Detroit @ Atlanta NBA TV 94-79
DET
Nolan (22) Braxton, Hornbuckle (8) Braxton, Nolan (5) Gwinnett Center
4,780
10:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle NBA TV 75-74
SEA
Cash (18) Leslie (14) Wright (9) KeyArena
8,854
Sat 197:00 Washington @ Indiana NBA TV 81-74 (OT)
IND
Catchings (24) Catchings (16) Catchings, Douglas, Harding (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,655
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix NBA TV 106-78
PHO
Taurasi (24) Bonner (13) Taurasi (5) US Airways Center
7,267
Sun 205:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle ESPN2 (HD) 75-64
LAS
Parker (22) Cash (10) Quinn (7) KeyArena
8,159
Mon 2110:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix ESPN2 (HD) 100-92
PHO
Taurasi (30) T. Smith, Young (8) Taurasi (6) US Airways Center
6,896
Conference Finals (September 23-26)
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Wed 238:00 Indiana @ Detroit ESPN2 (HD) 72-56
DET
Zellous (23) Catchings (11) Bevilaqua, Douglas, Zellous (5) Palace of Auburn Hills
7,214
10:00 Phoenix @ Los Angeles ESPN2 (HD) 103-94
PHO
Parker, Taurasi (28) Parker (10) Taurasi (6) Pauley Pavilion
6,389
Fri 257:00 Detroit @ Indiana NBA TV 79-75
IND
Nolan (23) Ford (13) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,210
10:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix NBA TV 87-76
LAS
Taurasi (25) Parker (18) Taylor (5) US Airways Center
7,628
Sat 267:00 Detroit @ Indiana NBA TV 72-67
IND
Sutton-Brown (17) Ford (11) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
18,165
10:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix NBA TV 85-74 Leslie (22) Thompson (11) Taylor (4) US Airways Center
7,226
WNBA Finals (September 29-October 9)
DateTimeMatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Tue 299:00 Indiana @ Phoenix ESPN2 (HD) 120-116 (OT)
PHO
Douglas (20) Taurasi (9) January (7) US Airways Center
11,617
Thu 19:00 Indiana @ Phoenix ESPN2 (HD) 93-84
IND
Taurasi (20) Catchings (9) Catchings (11) US Airways Center
16,758
Sun 44:00 Phoenix @ Indiana ESPN2 (HD) 86-85
IND
Pondexter (23) Catchings (12) Pondexter (8) Conseco Fieldhouse
18,165
Wed 77:30 Phoenix @ Indiana ESPN2 (HD) 90-77
PHO
Catchings (24) Catchings (12) Pondexter (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
18,165
Fri 99:00 Indiana @ Phoenix ESPN2 (HD) 94-86
PHO
Taurasi (26) Catchings (9) Douglas (9) US Airways Center
17,313

Playoffs and Finals

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

2009 WNBA season summary

Season highlights

End-of-season business report

Retirements

Season award winners

Player of the Week award

For games
played beginning
Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference
PlayerTeamPlayerTeam
June 6, 2009 Candice Dupree Chicago Sky Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
June 15, 2009 Alana Beard Washington Mystics Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
June 22, 2009 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever Candice Wiggins Minnesota Lynx
June 29, 2009 Tammy Sutton-Brown Indiana Fever Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
July 6, 2009 Alana Beard Washington Mystics Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
July 13, 2009 Shameka Christon New York Liberty Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
July 20, 2009 Asjha Jones Connecticut Sun Sue Bird Seattle Storm
July 27, 2009 Katie Douglas Indiana Fever Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
August 3, 2009 Katie Douglas Indiana Fever Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
August 10, 2009 Sancho Lyttle Atlanta Dream Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
August 17, 2009 Sandrine Gruda Connecticut Sun Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
August 24, 2009 Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock Sue Bird Seattle Storm
August 31, 2009 Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock Vickie Johnson San Antonio Silver Stars
September 7, 2009 Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks

Postseason awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeamVotes/Statistic
Most Valuable Player Award Diana Taurasi Guard Phoenix Mercury 323 out of 966
Finals MVP Award Diana Taurasi Guard Phoenix Mercury N/A
Rookie of the Year Award Angel McCoughtry Forward Atlanta Dream 30 out of 41
Most Improved Player Award Crystal Langhorne Forward Washington Mystics 19 out of 40
Defensive Player of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Forward Indiana Fever 34 out of 40
Sixth Woman of the Year Award DeWanna Bonner Guard Phoenix Mercury 20 out of 38
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Kara Lawson Guard Sacramento Monarchs 8 out of 38
Peak Performer: Points Diana Taurasi Guard/Forward Phoenix Mercury 20.4 PPG
Peak Performer: Rebounds Candace Parker Forward Los Angeles Sparks 9.8 RPG
Peak Performer: Assists Sue Bird Guard Seattle Storm 5.8 APG
Coach of the Year Award Marynell Meadors Coach Atlanta Dream 30 out of 41
TeamGuardGuardForwardForwardCenter
All-WNBA First Team Becky Hammon Diana Taurasi Cappie Pondexter Tamika Catchings Lauren Jackson
All-WNBA Second Team Deanna Nolan Katie Douglas Candace Parker Sophia Young Lisa Leslie
All-Defensive First Team Tully Bevilaqua Tanisha Wright Tamika Catchings Nicky Anosike Lauren Jackson
All-Defensive Second Team Alana Beard / Deanna Nolan Angel McCoughtry Candace Parker Sancho Lyttle Lisa Leslie
All-Rookie Team Renee Montgomery Shavonte Zellous Marissa Coleman Angel McCoughtry DeWanna Bonner

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

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The Dallas Wings are an American basketball team based in Arlington, Texas. The Wings play in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team is owned by a group which is led by chairman Bill Cameron. Greg Bibb is president and CEO. Brad Hilsabeck joined the Dallas Wings ownership group in March 2019 with the acquisition of Mark Yancey’s interest in the Wings.

The 2016 WNBA season was the 20th season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Its regular season began on May 14 when the Indiana Fever hosted the Dallas Wings and concluded on September 18, with a Seattle Storm defeat of the Chicago Sky.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">2017 WNBA All-Star Game</span>

The 2017 WNBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game played on July 22, 2017. The Seattle Storm hosted a WNBA All-Star Game for the first time.

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