2010 WNBA season

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2010 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 15 – September 16
Number of games34
Number of teams12
Total attendance1,598,174
Average attendance7,834
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Tina Charles
Picked by Connecticut Sun
Season MVP Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lauren Jackson (Seattle)
Eastern champions Atlanta Dream
  Eastern runners-up New York Liberty
Western champions Seattle Storm
  Western runners-up Phoenix Mercury
Finals champions Seattle Storm
  Runners-up Atlanta Dream
Finals MVP Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lauren Jackson (Seattle)
WNBA seasons

The 2010 WNBA season was the 14th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season began with a televised (ESPN2) meeting between the defending champion Phoenix Mercury and the Los Angeles Sparks in Phoenix, Arizona on May 15. The Connecticut Sun hosted the 10th Annual All-Star Game which was broadcast live on ESPN on July 10. This year, it was a contest between Geno Auriemma's USA Basketball team and a single team of WNBA All-Stars. The Finals was a series between the Seattle Storm and the Atlanta Dream which Seattle won 3–0.

Contents

2009/2010 WNBA offseason

Transactions

Sacramento Monarchs dispersal draft

On December 14, 2009, the Sacramento Monarchs dispersal draft was held. Three former Monarchs players, Kara Lawson, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba and Ticha Penicheiro were free agents and therefore not eligible for this draft. Teams selected based inversely on their 2009 season finish.

The top picks were:

  1. Nicole Powell, New York Liberty
  2. Rebekkah Brunson, Minnesota Lynx
  3. DeMya Walker, Connecticut Sun

Four of the twelve teams making selections waived their picks.

2010 WNBA Draft

The WNBA Draft lottery was held on November 5, 2009. The lottery teams were the Sacramento Monarchs, Minnesota Lynx (from N.Y.), Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky. The top pick was awarded to Minnesota. Since Sacramento folded after the lottery, all the teams following Sacramento in the draft simply moved up a pick. Minnesota subsequently traded the first overall pick to Connecticut.

The 2010 WNBA Draft was held on April 8, 2010, in Secaucus, New Jersey. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN2 (HD). Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV.

The top picks were:

  1. Tina Charles, Connecticut Sun
  2. Monica Wright, Minnesota Lynx
  3. Kelsey Griffin, Minnesota Lynx
  4. Epiphanny Prince, Chicago Sky
  5. Jayne Appel, San Antonio Silver Stars

Regular season

Standings

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Washington Mystics x2212.64713–49–813–9
New York Liberty x2212.64713–49–814–8
Indiana Fever x2113.6181.013–48–913–9
Atlanta Dream x1915.5593.010–79–810–12
Connecticut Sun o1717.5005.012–55–129–13
Chicago Sky o1420.4128.07–107–107–15
Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Seattle Storm x286.82417–011–620–2
Phoenix Mercury x1519.44113.09–86–1113–9
San Antonio Silver Stars x1420.41214.08–96–1111–11
Los Angeles Sparks x1321.38215.08–95–1210–12
Minnesota Lynx o1321.38215.07–106–118–14
Tulsa Shock o628.17622.04–132–154–18

All-Star Game

The 2010 WNBA All-Star Game was hosted by the Connecticut Sun on July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Coverage of the game began at 3:30pm on ESPN. This marks the third time the Sun have hosted the annual event. Unlike in previous years, this game was a contest between Geno Auriemma's USA basketball team and a team of WNBA all-stars.

ESPN (HD)
July 10
3:30pm
USA 99, WNBA 72
Scoring by quarter:29–19, 20–9, 26–16, 24–28
Pts: Fowles (23)
Rebs: Dupree, Fowles, Moore (8)
Asts: Pondexter (6)
Pts: Douglas (15)
Rebs: Harding (7)
Asts: Harding (4)
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance: 9,518
Referees: Michael Price, Cameron Inouye, Kurt Walker

Statistic leaders

The following shows the leaders for each statistic during the 2010 regular season.

CategoryPlayerTeamStatistic
Points per game Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury 22.6 PPG
Rebounds per game Tina Charles Connecticut Sun 11.7 RPG
Assists per game Ticha Penicheiro Los Angeles Sparks 6.9 APG
Steals per game Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever 2.26 SPG
Blocks per game Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky 2.59 BPG
Field goal percentage Candice Dupree Phoenix Mercury 66.4% (231–348)
Three point FG percentage Leilani Mitchell New York Liberty 48.6% (72–148)
Free throw percentage Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars 96.0% (97–101)
Points per gameTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury 93.88 PPG
Least points allowedTeam Stat Washington Mystics 73.27 PPG
Field goal percentageTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury 47.3%
Least FG% allowedTeam Stat Seattle Storm 41.3%

Schedule

2010 WNBA preseason
Preseason
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu April 83:00 2010 WNBA Draft: first round ESPN2 Secaucus, New Jersey
4:00 2010 WNBA Draft: later rounds ESPNU, NBA TV Secaucus, New Jersey
Fri April 301:00 Chicago @ Minnesota 87–78
CHI
Wright, Young (18) Marginean (9) Whitcomb (5) Concordia University
633
Sat May 110:00 China @ Los Angeles 78–58
LA
Junaid (15) Mohammed (12) Penicheiro (7) Viejas Arena
3,874
Sun May 24:00 Phoenix @ Seattle 77–58
SEA
Williams (19) Paris (9) Lacey (5) KeyArena
4,912
Tue May 411:00am Atlanta @ Connecticut 86–79
CON
Charles (21) Charles (9) Price (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
3,779
8:00 China @ San Antonio 91–57
SA
N/AN/AN/A Incarnate Word
N/A
Wed May 511:30am New York @ Washington 65–60
WAS
Coleman (15) McWilliams-Franklin (11) Mitchell (4) Verizon Center
7,152
Thu May 612:30 Minnesota @ Chicago 74–65
CHI
Kraayeveld (20)4 players (6) Whalen (10) Allstate Arena
N/A
Fri May 712:00 Chicago @ Indiana 69–63
IND
Murphy (20) Owino (11) Battle (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,291
7:30 Poland @ Connecticut 89–46
CON
Charles, Kotsopoulos (15) Charles (9) Montgomery (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,059
Sat May 83:30 San Antonio @ Los Angeles 86–77
SA
Snell (17) Clark (7) Bobbitt, Darling, Quinn (4) Walter Pyramid
1,521
10:00 China @ Phoenix 106–78
PHO
Johnson (21) Bonner, Liwei (7)Zengyu (8) US Airways Center
2,393
Sun May 92:00 Washington @ Atlanta 77–58
WAS
Currie (16) Atkinson, Langhorne (8)4 players (3) Eblen Center
2,219
2:00 Seattle @ Tulsa 90–80
TUL
Jackson (15) Black (8) Lacy, Pierson, Wright (4) BOK Center
N/A
Mon May 1012:30 Indiana @ Chicago 84–71
CHI
Murphy (15) Davenport (8) Canty (6) Allstate Arena
N/A
Tue May 1110:30am Connecticut @ New York 89–84 (3OT)
NY
Charles (22) Charles, Walker (13) Pondexter (8) Madison Square Garden
19,763
2010 WNBA regular season
May
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sat 152:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix ESPN2 78–77
PHO
Parker (24) Parker (12) Riley (4) US Airways Center
14,772
3:30 Chicago @ Connecticut CN100 74–61
CON
Jekabsone-Zogota (18) Charles, Griffin (10) Christon (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
8,072
7:00 Washington @ Indiana 72–65
WAS
Currie (21) Langhorne (8) January (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,752
8:00 Atlanta @ San Antonio FSSW 75–70
ATL
Castro Marques (23) de Souza (15) Lehning (6) AT&T Center
9,409
8:00 Minnesota @ Tulsa NBA TV
CST
80–74
MIN
Houston (21) Black (10) Whalen (6) BOK Center
7,806
Sun 164:00 Chicago @ New York NBA TV
CN100
MSG
85–82
NY
Fowles (23) Perkins (7) Mitchell (9) Madison Square Garden
12,088
7:00 Washington @ Minnesota FSNN 87–76
WAS
Currie (27) Langhorne, Melvin (9) Whalen (7) Target Center
9,985
7:00 Indiana @ Atlanta SSO 66–62
ATL
Catchings (18) de Souza (11) Douglas, Miller (6) Philips Arena
7,337
9:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle KONG 81–67
SEA
Jackson (23) Parker (11) Penicheiro (6) KeyArena
9,686
Wed 1910:00 Minnesota @ Seattle KING 79–76
SEA
Cash (24) Anosike (10) Bird (10) KeyArena
6,687
Thu 2012:30 San Antonio @ Tulsa NBA TV
FSSW
FSOK
83–74
SA
Young (24) Snow (15) Hammon (7) BOK Center
4,636
Fri 217:00 New York @ Washington 77–61
WAS
Harding (21) Langhorne (11) Pondexter (8) Verizon Center
10,158
7:00 Connecticut @ Atlanta NBA TV
CSN-NE
FSSO
97–82
ATL
McCoughtry (32) Lyttle (17) Lehning (10) Philips Arena
4,092
Sat 228:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio NBA TV
FSSW
88–81
SA
Milton-Jones (20) Snow (12) Milton-Jones (6) AT&T Center
7,862
8:00 Indiana @ Chicago CN100 92–86 (OT)
IND
Catchings (28) Fowles (12) Douglas, Murphy (6) Allstate Arena
6,477
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix 95–89 (OT)
SEA
Jackson (25) Bonner (12) Bird (8) US Airways Center
10,144
Sun 233:00 Washington @ Connecticut 80–65
CON
Langhorne (16) Charles (8) Harding (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,614
4:00 Atlanta @ New York 86–77
ATL
McCoughtry, Pondexter (21) Bales, de Souza (10) McCoughtry (6) Madison Square Garden
9,548
6:00 Chicago @ Indiana CN100
FSI
69–61
IND
Murphy (16) Fowles, Murphy (9) Douglas (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,665
7:00 Tulsa @ Minnesota 94–82
TUL
Houston (23) Black (17) Lacy (7) Target Center
6,822
Tue 257:00 Phoenix @ Tulsa ESPN2 110–96
PHO
Taurasi (35) Dupree (14) Lacy, Taylor (7) BOK Center
4,100
10:00 Washington @ Seattle 82–76
SEA
Currie (24) Jackson (7) Bird (7) KeyArena
6,612
Thu 277:30 Minnesota @ Connecticut 105–79
CON
Montgomery (23) Charles (10) Lawson, Montgomery (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,401
8:00 Seattle @ Chicago CN100 84–75
CHI
Fowles (19) Jackson (11) Bird, Canty (4) Allstate Arena
2,923
Fri 288:00 New York @ San Antonio 77–71
NY
Pondexter (21) McCarville, Powell (7) Hammon (8) AT&T Center
5,293
10:00 Atlanta @ Phoenix 96–93
ATL
Taurasi (30) Lyttle (17) Taylor (7) US Airways Center
7,986
10:30 Washington @ Los Angeles PRIME 81–75
LA
Parker (30) Langhorne, Parker (10) Harding (8) Staples Center
13,154
Sat 298:00 Chicago @ Minnesota CN100 73–58
CHI
Fowles (18) Brunson (9) Canty, Prince (4) Target Center
6,129
8:00 Indiana @ Tulsa NBA TV
FSOK
79–74
TUL
Holt (16) Black (11) Catchings (7) BOK Center
4,005
Sun 303:00 Seattle @ San Antonio 84–56
SEA
Jackson (27) Cash (8) Bird (6) AT&T Center
4,924
4:00 Connecticut @ Washington 69–65
WAS
Currie (18) Langhorne (16) Harding (9) Verizon Center
8,602
8:00 Atlanta @ Los Angeles 101–82
ATL
Parker (33) Lyttle (13) Penicheiro (6) Staples Center
8,404
June
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Tue 17:30 Phoenix @ Minnesota ESPN2 92–82
MIN
Wright (32) Brunson (15) Anosike, Johnson, Whalen (5) Target Center
6,854
9:30 Atlanta @ Seattle ESPN2 90–72
SEA
Jackson (32) Jackson (10) Bird (6) KeyArena
7,586
Thu 37:00 San Antonio @ Indiana FSSW
FSI
79–57
IND
Douglas (22) Catchings (7) Lawson-Wade (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,574
Fri 47:00 Chicago @ Atlanta CN100
FSSO
80–70
CHI
Fowles (19) Fowles (9) Christon (8) Philips Arena
2,515
7:30 New York @ Connecticut 75–68
CON
White (18) Charles (15) Lawson (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,493
8:00 Minnesota @ Tulsa FSOK 92–79
TUL
Brunson (23) Black, Brunson (11) Lacy (6) BOK Center
4,521
10:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix 90–89
PHO
Parker (26) Parker (12) Penicheiro (10) US Airways Center
6,485
Sat 57:00 Atlanta @ Washington 86–79 (OT)
ATL
de Souza, Langhorne, McCoughtry (23) Lyttle (17) Castro Marques, K. Miller (6) Verizon Center
8,986
7:00 New York @ Indiana 78–73
IND
Pondexter (21) Sutton-Brown (8) Catchings (9) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,090
8:00 Tulsa @ Chicago CN100 95–70
CHI
Fowles (32) Fowles (13) Lacy (7) Allstate Arena
4,549
11:00 Seattle @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSW
79–75
SEA
Parker (24) Jackson (9) Bird (6) Home Depot Center
6,026
Sun 61:00 San Antonio @ Connecticut 81–68
CON
Young (21) Charles (11) Lawson-Wade (9) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,292
7:00 Indiana @ Minnesota FSNN 89–51
IND
Catchings (27) Brunson (12) Anosike, Wiggins (3) Target Center
6,444
9:00 Phoenix @ Seattle KONG 97–74
SEA
Cash, Jackson, Little (16) T. Smith (8) Bird (11) KeyArena
7,827
Tue 88:00 New York @ Chicago CN100 85–70
NYL
Pondexter (31) McWilliams-Franklin (9)7 players (3) Allstate Arena
2,408
10:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles PRIME 92–91
LAS
Parker (22) Parker (12) Johnson, Taylor, Quinn (7) Staples Center
7,993
Thu 1010:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix FSA 99–88
PHO
Taurasi (31) Brunson (12) Johnson (10) US Airways Center
5,504
Fri 117:30 Atlanta @ New York 91–79
NYL
Pondexter (25) Lyttle (14) Pondexter (7) Madison Square Garden
8,332
7:30 Indiana @ Connecticut CSN-NE 86–77
CON
Montgomery (29) Charles (12) Douglas, Jekabsone-Zogota (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,603
8:00 Tulsa @ San Antonio 87–75
SAN
Holdsclaw (19) Holdsclaw (11) Lawson-Wade (9) AT&T Center
7,076
8:30 Washington @ Chicago CN100 95–78
WAS
Harding (25) Currie, Langhorne (8) Currie, Harding (5) Allstate Arena
3,107
10:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle KONG 82–60
SEA
Jackson (17) Jackson (9) Bird (5) KeyArena
7,286
Sat 127:00 New York @ Washington CSN-MA 82–65
WAS
Pondexter, Currie (20) Langhorne (9) Currie (4) Verizon Center
8,492
10:00 Tulsa @ Phoenix 116–84
PHX
Dupree, Taurasi (18) Hornbuckle (8) Taylor (8) US Airways Center
6,580
Sun 133:00 San Antonio @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
90–83
ATL
Lyttle, Young (24) Lyttle (12) Lehning (8) Philips Arena
6,050
3:00 Minnesota @ Los Angeles 88–84
LAS
Milton-Jones (22) Brunson (15) Whalen (7) Staples Center
7,005
6:00 Connecticut @ Indiana 77–67
IND
Douglas (20) Catchings (13) Douglas, Jekabsone-Zogota (3) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,302
Tue 158:00 Atlanta @ Chicago CN100 93–86
ATL
Castro Marques (31) de Souza (13) Lehning (9) Allstate Arena
3,292
Thu 177:00 Seattle @ Indiana FSI 72–65
IND
Jackson (17) Jackson (9) Cash, Douglas (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,520
Fri 187:30 Seattle @ New York 92–84
SEA
Pondexter (24) Jackson (12) Bird (10) Madison Square Garden
8,883
8:00 Tulsa @ Minnesota 78–67
MIN
Augustus (27) Anosike (9) Whalen (12) Target Center
6,953
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix 108–105
SAN
Taurasi (39) Dupree (11) Hammon (10) US Airways Center
6,147
10:30 Connecticut @ Los Angeles 78–75
CON
Charles (26) Charles (19) Penicheiro (8) Staples Center
8,852
Sat 197:00 Chicago @ Washington NBA TV
CN100
CSN-MA
65–61 (OT)
WAS
Fowles, Smith (17) Langhorne (10) Sanford (6) Verizon Center
9,034
7:00 Atlanta @ Indiana 94–91
IND
McCoughtry,
Marques (21)
Lyttle (20) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,187
8:00 Minnesota @ Tulsa CST 92–78
MIN
Wiggins (19) Brunson (11) Whalen (6) BOK Center
5,013
Sun 206:00 Connecticut @ Phoenix NBA TV
FSA
96–94
CON
Charles,
Taurasi (24)
Charles (12) Lawson (5) US Airways Center
6,068
9:00 San Antonio @ Seattle NBA TV
FSSW
82–61
SEA
Cash (22) Jackson (14) Wright (6) KeyArena
8,086
Tue 227:30 Minnesota @ New York 75–68
MIN
Brunson (21) Brunson (13) Pondexter (5) Madison Square Garden
7,537
7:30 Chicago @ Connecticut CN100 86–77
CHI
Prince (19) Charles (16) Montgomery (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,981
Wed 2312:00 Tulsa @ Atlanta NBA TV
FSOK
SSO
96–90
ATL
McCoughtry (29) Black,
Lyttle (12)
Marques (8) Philips Arena
9,598
Thu 247:00 Los Angeles @ Washington CSN-MA 68–53
WAS
Langhorne (27) Langhorne (14) Penicheiro (4) Verizon Center
8,160
Fri 257:30 Phoenix @ Connecticut CSN-NE 82–79
CON
Taurasi (26) Charles (23) Taurasi,
Montgomery (6)
Mohegan Sun Arena
9,518
8:00 New York @ Tulsa CST 92–78
NY
Mitchell (20) Franklin (11) Powell,
Franklin (6)
BOK Center
4,554
8:30 Washington @ Chicago CN100 79–72
CHI
Langhorne (25) Langhorne (13) Perkins (5) Allstate Arena
3,419
10:00 Indiana @ Seattle 85–81
SEA
Douglas (29) Jackson (7) Wright (10) KeyArena
9,083
Sat 268:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio NBA TV
FSSW
80–66
SAN
Snow (23) Brunson,
Snow (9)
Hammon (10) AT&T Center
10,184
Sun 273:00 Los Angeles @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
89–81
ATL
Marques (25) Jones,
Lyttle (11)
Penicheiro (10) Philips Arena
7,855
4:00 Connecticut @ New York CSN-NE 77–68
NY
Pondexter (19) Charles (16) Montgomery,
Pondexter (5)
Madison Square Garden
15,293
4:00 Seattle @ Tulsa CST 83–72
SEA
Jackson (24) Little (9) Wright (10) BOK Center
4,865
4:00 Phoenix @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
95–85
WAS
Langhorne (31) Langhorne (10) Smith (6) Verizon Center
7,547
6:00 Indiana @ Chicago CN100 70–64
IND
Thorn (15) Fowles (17) Catchings,
Douglas (4)
Allstate Arena
4,051
Tue 297:00 Indiana @ Washington ESPN2 68–65
WAS
Smith (21) Langhorne (10) Douglas (5) Verizon Center
8,464
7:00 Phoenix @ Atlanta SSO 94–88
ATL
Taylor (31) Bonner,
Leuchanka (9)
Johnson (12) Philips Arena
4,073
8:00 Connecticut @ Tulsa CST 101–89
CON
Robinson (19) Charles (12) Brown (7) BOK Center
3,649
10:00 San Antonio @ Seattle 86–72
SEA
Jackson (31) Jackson (15) Wright (12) KeyArena
7,823
10:30 New York @ Los Angeles NBA TV
PRIME
80–68
NY
Quinn (24) Powell,
McCarville (7)
Pondexter,
Mitchell (5)
Staples Center
8,602
July
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 17:00 Minnesota @ Atlanta SSO 76–58
ATL
Marques (22) Lyttle (14) Shalee Lehning (5) Philips Arena
4,020
8:00 Connecticut @ Chicago CN100 92–80
CHI
Fowles (26) Fowles (11) Montgomery,
Bass,
Canty (5)
Allstate Arena
3,061
10:00 Washington @ Phoenix FSA 107–104
WAS
Smith (25) Crystal Langhorne,
Dupree (9)
Johnson (11) US Airways Center
5,509
10:30 San Antonio @ Los Angeles 73–63
LA
Thompson (24) Thompson (10) Lawson (5) Staples Center
7,803
Sat 35:00 Seattle @ Los Angeles ESPN2 75–62
SEA
Jackson (20) Thompson,
Hylton (10)
Bird (7) Staples Center
9,319
7:00 Chicago @ Atlanta NBA TV
CN100
SSO
88–82
CHI
Fowles (22) Souza (15) Lyttle,
Miller (3)
Philips Arena
6,920
8:00 Washington @ Tulsa CST 69–54
WAS
Currie (17) Coleman (10) Smith,
Harding,
Coleman (4)
BOK Center
3,516
10:00 New York @ Phoenix 97–82
PHO
Dupree (24) Smith (10) Mitchell,
Taurasi (5)
US Airways Center
6,780
Tue 63:00 New York @ Seattle 78–70
SEA
Franklin,
Cash (20)
Cash (11) Pondexter (5) KeyArena
11,012
8:00 Connecticut @ San Antonio ESPN2 79–66
SA
Young (19) Charles (13) Snow (8) AT&T Center
7,264
8:00 Indiana @ Chicago CN100 58–51
IND
Fowles (26) Fowles (18) January (5) Allstate Arena
3,732
10:00 Phoenix @ Los Angeles ESPN2 98–89
PHO
Johnson (30) Dupree (12) Taurasi (7) Staples Center
8,336
Wed 77:00 Connecticut @ Atlanta SSO 108–103
ATL (OT)
McCoughtry,
Marques (32)
Charles (20) Lawson,
Lehning (8)
Philips Arena
5,305
Thu 87:00 Tulsa @ Indiana 100–72
IND
Catchings (24) Black (12) January (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,077
8:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota 89–66
MIN
Brunson (24) Brunson (10) Darling,
Augustus,
Whalen (5)
Target Center
7,182
Sat 103:30 USA @ WNBA ESPN 99–72
USA
Fowles (23) Fowles,
Dupree,
Moore (8)
Pondexter (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,518
Sun 114:00 Chicago @ New York MSG 57–54
NY
Pondexter (30) Fowles (19) McCarville (4) Madison Square Garden
9,644
Tue 137:00 Los Angeles @ Tulsa ESPN2 87–71
LA
Thompson (24) Braxton (10) Penicheiro (9) BOK Center
7,073
Wed 1412:30 San Antonio @ Chicago CN100 88–61
CHI
Young,
Fowles,
Perkins,
Prince (14)
Snow (8) Canty,
Prince (5)
Allstate Arena
6,950
1:00 Atlanta @ Minnesota 83–81
MIN
McCoughtry (25) Souza (20) Whalen (7) Target Center
12,311
1:00 Connecticut @ Indiana 77–68
CON
Catchings (22) Catchings (9) Lawson (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,076
3:30 Seattle @ Phoenix FSA 111–107
SEA (3 OT)
Taurasi (44) Jackson (18) Bird (8) US Airways Center
13,508
Thu 1512:00 Washington @ New York 75–67
NY
Langhorne (19) McCarville (12) Pondexter (7) Madison Square Garden
18,162
Fri 167:00 Atlanta @ Indiana 89–70
IND
McCoughtry (27) Catchings (11) Catchings,
Douglas,
January (4)
Conseco Fieldhouse
7,532
8:00 Tulsa @ San Antonio 75–70
TUL
Holdsclaw (20) Young (12) Latta,
Snow (4)
AT&T Center
9,298
8:30 Los Angeles @ Chicago CN100 80–68
CHI
Milton-Jones (21) Fowles (10) Penicheiro (9) Allstate Arena
4,841
Sat 173:30 Seattle @ Minnesota 73–71
SEA
Jackson (26) Cash (11) Wright (10) Target Center
7,216
7:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut 96–80
CON
McCoughtry (27) Charles (14) White (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,378
10:00 Tulsa @ Phoenix 97–88
PHO
Taylor (29) Black (13) Taurasi (8) US Airways Center
8,564
Sun 183:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio 83–73
SAN
Hodges (24) Thompson (8) Hammon (7) AT&T Center
6,542
4:00 Indiana @ New York MSG 84–81
IND (OT)
Pondexter (40) Catchings (10) Catchings,
Pondexter (7)
Madison Square Garden
9,508
4:00 Chicago @ Washington CSN-MA 61–59
CHI
Fowles (13) Fowles (11) Harding (6) Verizon Center
8,790
Tue 2012:30 Seattle @ San Antonio NBA TV
FSSW
80–74
SEA
Jackson (21) Cash,
Fowles,
Young (7)
Hammon (10) AT&T Center
12,414
3:00 Tulsa @ Los Angeles 86–83
LA (OT)
Milton-Jones (23) Jackson (9) Penicheiro (13) Staples Center
14,413
8:00 New York @ Connecticut ESPN2 82–74
NY (OT)
Pondexter (24) Griffin (9) Pondexter (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,478
Wed 2111:30am Atlanta @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
82–72
WAS
Langhorne (24) Langhorne (15) Castro Marques (6) Verizon Center
14,347
Thu 227:00 Los Angeles @ Indiana ESPN2 76–57
IND
Thompson (19) Hoffman, Milton-Jones, Thompson (8) Catchings, Penicheiro (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,898
8:00 Phoenix @ Tulsa CST 123–91
PHO
Taurasi (26) Jackson (9) Johnson (7) BOK Center
3,333
8:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota 74–72
SA
Augustus (22) Brunson (14) Whalen (8) Target Center
6,126
Fri 238:30 New York @ Chicago CN100 79–71
NY
McWilliams-Franklin (18) Fowles (16) Canty, Pondexter (6) Allstate Arena
5,256
Sat 247:00 Indiana @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
78–73
IND
January (19) Langhorne (13) January (8) Verizon Center
9,786
7:00 Los Angeles @ Connecticut CSN-NE 89–80
LA
Milton-Jones (20) Charles, Jones (9) Milton-Jones, Penicheiro (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
8,097
8:00 Chicago @ San Antonio CN100 75–72
CHI
Fowles (23) Fowles (12) Canty (6) AT&T Center
8,999
8:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSNN
127–124 (2OT)
PHO
Augustus (36) Brunson (17) Whalen (10) Target Center
8,518
Sun 253:00 New York @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
82–75
ATL
McCoughtry (28) de Souza, McCoughtry (10) McCoughtry, Pondexter (6) Philips Arena
7,030
9:00 Tulsa @ Seattle KONG 75–59
SEA
Crossley (19) Willingham (10) Bird, Wright (6) KeyArena
9,686
Tue 271:30 Atlanta @ Tulsa NBA TV
CST
105-89
ATL
Castro Marques, Latta (23) Lyttle (14) Latta, Lehning (6) BOK Center
3,800
7:00 Chicago @ Indiana CN100 78-74
IND
Fowles (18) Catchings (10) Tamika Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,853
7:30 San Antonio @ New York ESPN2 77-72
NY
Holdsclaw (18) Holdsclaw (9) Mitchell (8) Madison Square Garden
10,712
7:30 Washington @ Connecticut 88-78
CON
Jones, Langhorne (23) Charles, Currie (9) Lawson (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,322
8:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 71-58
LA
Thompson (24) Brunson (11) Penicheiro (9) Target Center
6,215
9:30 Phoenix @ Seattle ESPN2 91-85
SEA
Jackson (33) Jackson (11) Bird (7) KeyArena
8,044
Thu 297:00 San Antonio @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
79-75
SA
Currie (22) Langhorne (11) Hammon (6) Verizon Center
9,212
10:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix 110-92
PHO
Houston (26) Houston (13) Johnson (8) US Airways Center
7,037
Fri 307:00 Washington @ Indiana 77-73
WAS
Harding (33) Langhorne (11) Catchings (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,207
7:30 Los Angeles @ New York 88-79
NY
Pondexter (20) McWilliams-Franklin (9) Penicheiro (7) Madison Square Garden
14,307
7:30 Atlanta @ Connecticut 94-62
ATL
McCoughtry (20) de Souza (13) Lawson, K. Miller, Price (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,003
8:00 San Antonio @ Tulsa NBA TV
FSOK
101-85
SA
Hammon (22) Jackson, Snow (7) Brown (5) BOK Center
5,203
10:00 Chicago @ Seattle NBA TV
KONG
80-60
SEA
Cash (16) Bass, Little, Willingham (7) Bird (8) KeyArena
7,749
August
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sun 13:00 Indiana @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
90-74
ATL
Catchings (24) Davenport (12) Lehning, McCoughtry (7) Philips Arena
6,270
4:00 Connecticut @ New York MSG 71-67
NY
Pondexter (24) Charles (10) Montgomery, Powell (5) Madison Square Garden
9,341
4:00 Tulsa @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
87-62
WAS
Currie, Smith (15) Coleman (10) Coleman, Harding (4) Verizon Center
9,008
6:00 Chicago @ Phoenix NBA TV
CN100
FSA
97-96
PHO
Fowles, Taurasi (35) Fowles (8) Taurasi (11) US Airways Center
11,237
7:00 Seattle @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSNN
72-71
MIN
Augustus (24) Brunson (8) Bird (10) Target Center
7,312
Tue 37:00 New York @ Indiana FSI 82-72
NY
Powell (20) McCarville (10) Pondexter (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,540
7:30 Washington @ Atlanta ESPN2 86-78
WAS
McCoughtry (30) Langhorne (12) Harding, Lehning (6) Philips Arena
9,072
8:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio 103-92
PHO
Dupree, Young (24) Dupree (12) Hammon (11) AT&T Center
6,116
8:00 Seattle @ Tulsa CST 84-75
TUL
Robinson (21) Bird (7) Latta, Wright (7) BOK Center
3,697
8:00 Connecticut @ Minnesota CSN-NE 111-103 (OT)
MIN
Montgomery (33) Charles (21) Whalen (12) Target Center
5,954
Wed 410:30 Chicago @ Los Angeles NBA TV
CN100
82-77
LA
Milton-Jones (22) Wisdom-Hylton (13) Penicheiro (15) Staples Center
9,732
Thu 510:30 Connecticut @ Seattle ESPN2 83-82
SEA
Jackson (31) Jones (9) Montgomery (10) KeyArena
7,539
Fri 67:00 Atlanta @ Indiana 95-93
IND
McCoughtry (31) Catchings, Lyttle (8) Lehning (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,214
7:30 Washington @ New York 85-77
NY
Currie, Pondexter (23) Currie, Melvin (6) Mitchell (6) Madison Square Garden
11,465
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix 103-87
PHO
Hammon, Holdsclaw (21) Holdsclaw (9) Taylor (8) US Airways Center
12,909
10:30 Tulsa @ Los Angeles 77-70
LA
Milton-Jones (23) Jackson (9) Penicheiro (13) Staples Center
8,962
Sat 73:00 Minnesota @ Chicago ESPN2 87-82 (OT)
MIN
Augustus (27) Fowles (11) Whalen (7) Allstate Arena
4,992
10:00 Tulsa @ Seattle KONG 111-65
SEA
Abrosimova (20) Jackson (10) Abrosimova (8) KeyArena
9,686
Sun 85:00 Washington @ Connecticut 76-67
CON
Charles, Jones (17) Charles (14) Montgomery (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,076
6:00 Indiana @ Phoenix 104-82
IND
Douglas (28) Catchings (10) Taurasi (7) US Airways Center
10,995
7:00 New York @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSNN
74-72
NY
Powell (21) Brunson (18) Mitchell, Pondexter, Powell (4) Target Center
9,016
8:00 San Antonio @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FSSW
FSW
92-83
SA
Thompson (23) Young (10) Penicheiro (8) Staples Center
9,793
Tue 107:00 Connecticut @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
84-74
WAS
Langhorne (23) Charles (15) Harding (6) Verizon Center
8,180
7:00 Seattle @ Atlanta FSSO 80-70
SEA
McCoughtry (16) Lyttle (17) Abrosimova, Lehning (6) Philips Arena
6,042
8:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio 73-68
MIN
Augustus (20) Brunson (12) Hammon (8) AT&T Center
5,142
8:00 Phoenix @ Chicago 91-82
CHI
Taurasi (28) Fowles (14) Taylor (6) Allstate Arena
4,089
10:00 Indiana @ Los Angeles ESPN2 82-76
IND
Thompson (23) Thompson (13) Bevilaqua, Riley (6) Staples Center
10,586
Thu 128:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 78-77
LA
Houston (24) Brunson (14) Penicheiro (10) Target Center
7,867
Fri 137:00 Minnesota @ Washington 61-58
WAS
Harding (15) Langhorne (14) Whalen (5) Verizon Center
7,752
7:00 Phoenix @ Indiana 110-90
IND
Catchings (29) Catchings (7) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,002
7:00 New York @ Atlanta SSO 90-83
NY
Pondexter (31) Lyttle (13) Lehning (8) Philips Arena
6,025
7:30 Seattle @ Connecticut 88-68
CON
Jones (19) Gruda (9) Abrosimova (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,197
8:00 Tulsa @ San Antonio 94-74
SA
Holdsclaw (18) Kelly (9) Hammon (8) AT&T Center
10,244
Sat 147:30 Phoenix @ New York NBA TV
MSG
107-69
NY
Pondexter (28) Braxton, Dupree (8) McCarville (6) Madison Square Garden
9,645
8:00 Los Angeles @ Tulsa CST 92-87
LA
Latta (26) Jackson (13) Penicheiro (9) BOK Center
5,719
8:00 Atlanta @ Chicago CN100 98-74
ATL
Prince (18) Bales (12) Price (6) Allstate Arena
4,214
Sun 154:00 Seattle @ Washington 80-71
WAS
Currie (25) Langhorne (7) Bird (7) Verizon Center
9,438
5:00 Indiana @ Connecticut 79-66
IND
Catchings (26) Charles (13) Montgomery (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,915
7:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota NBA TV
FSSW
FSNN
84-78
MIN
Hammon (30) Brunson, Houston (8) Whalen (12) Target Center
8,678
Tue 177:00 Chicago @ Atlanta NBA TV
FSSO
84-79
CHI
Castro Marques (19) Fowles (14) Young (5) Philips Arena
5,209
7:30 Indiana @ New York 78-57
NY
Catchings (25) McWilliams-Franklin (10) Pondexter (6) Madison Square Garden
8,953
7:30 Tulsa @ Connecticut CSN-NE 90-62
CON
Montgomery (22) Charles (10) Charles (4) Mohegan Sun Arena
8,828
8:00 Washington @ San Antonio 76-66
WAS
Langhorne (21) Langhorne (12) Smith (6) AT&T Center
6,801
10:00 Minnesota @ Seattle 68-64
SEA
Jackson (24) Little (14) Bird (8) KeyArena
7,394
10:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles NBA TV
PRIME
90-84
PHO
Thompson (33) Dupree, Taylor (11) Penicheiro (11) Staples Center
8,817
Thu 197:30 Tulsa @ New York 95-85
NY
Powell (20) Black (9) Mitchell (8) Madison Square Garden
8,766
Fri 207:00 New York @ Washington 75-74
WAS
Pondexter (28) Langhorne (7) Powell (5) Verizon Center
13,109
8:00 Indiana @ San Antonio 75-61
SA
Young (22) Snow (8) Snow,
Hammon (6)
AT&T Center
10,807
8:30 Connecticut @ Chicago NBA TV
CN100
78-71
CON
Montgomery (20) Griffin (11) Canty (7) Allstate Arena
5,598
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix 78-73
SEA
Braxton (15) Bird,
Bonner (7)
Bird (5) US Airways Center
12,459
10:30 Minnesota @ Los Angeles 98-91
LA
Thompson (26) Thompson (9) Penicheiro (12) Staples Center
13,154
Sat 218:00 Chicago @ Tulsa NBA TV
FSOK
84-71
TUL
Crossley, Jackson (17) Jackson (9) Canty, Latta (5) BOK Center
6,321
11:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle ESPN2 75-74
SEA
Little (22) Milton-Jones (9) Bird (9) KeyArena
9,686
Sun 223:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio 83-82
SA
Hammon (30) Bonner (12) Hodges (6) AT&T Center
8,331
3:00 Washington @ Atlanta SSO 90-81
WAS
Currie (20) Langhorne, Lyttle (11) Harding (8) Philips Arena
9,570
4:00 Connecticut @ New York MSG 88-87 (OT)
NY
Pondexter (31) Charles (13) Pondexter (6) Madison Square Garden
15,989
5:00 Minnesota @ Indiana NBA TV
FSI
83-79 (OT)
MIN
Augustus (25) Catchings (14) January (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
10,015
2010 WNBA postseason
Conference Semifinals (August 25September 1)
Conference Finals (September 28)
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 210:00 Phoenix @ Seattle NBA TV 82-74
SEA
Jackson (23) Jackson (17) Bird (10) KeyArena
9,686
Sun 53:00 Seattle @ Phoenix ABC 91-88
SEA
Taurasi (28) Cash,
Jackson,
Little (8)
Johnson (12) US Airways Center
9,010
7:00 Atlanta @ New York NBA TV
MSG
81-75
ATL
Pondexter (24) Lyttle (13) Mitchell (6) Madison Square Garden
14,248
Tue 77:30 New York @ Atlanta NBA TV
FSSO
MSG
105-93
ATL
McCoughtry (42) de Souza, McWilliams-Franklin (6) Pondexter (9) Philips Arena
9,045
WNBA Finals (September 1221)
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sun 123:00 Atlanta @ Seattle ABC 79-77
SEA
Jackson (26) Lyttle (14) Bird (8) KeyArena
15,084
Tue 149:00 Atlanta @ Seattle ESPN2 87-84
SEA
Jackson (26) Little, McCoughtry (9) C. Miller (8) KeyArena
13,898
Thu 168:00 Seattle @ Atlanta ESPN2 87-84
SEA
McCoughtry (35) de Souza (14) Bird (7) Philips Arena
10,522

Playoffs and Finals

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

Season award winners

Player of the Week award

For games
played beginning
Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference
PlayerTeamPlayerTeam
May 15, 2010 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
May 22, 2010 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
May 29, 2010 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
June 5, 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
June 12, 2010 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
June 19, 2010 Crystal Langhorne Washington Mystics Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
June 26, 2010 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
July 3, 2010 Iziane Castro Marques Atlanta Dream Candice Dupree Phoenix Mercury
July 10, 2010 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
July 17, 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
July 24, 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
July 31, 2010 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever Lindsay Whalen Minnesota Lynx
August 7, 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Tina Thompson Los Angeles Sparks
August 14, 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Tina Thompson Los Angeles Sparks

Player of the Month award

For games playedEastern ConferenceWestern Conference
PlayerTeamPlayerTeam
May 2010 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
June 2010 Crystal Langhorne Washington Mystics
July 2010 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
August 2010 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Tina Thompson Los Angeles Sparks

Rookie of the Month award

For games playedPlayerTeam
May 2010 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010

Postseason awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeamVotes/Statistic
Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Jackson Forward Seattle Storm 323 out of 1002
Finals MVP Award Lauren Jackson Forward Seattle Storm
Rookie of the Year Award Tina Charles Center Connecticut Sun 39 out of 39
Most Improved Player Award Leilani Mitchell Guard New York Liberty 29 out of 39
Defensive Player of the Year Award Tamika Catchings Forward Indiana Fever 30 out of 39
Sixth Woman of the Year Award DeWanna Bonner Guard/Forward Phoenix Mercury 16 out of 39
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Tamika Catchings Forward Indiana Fever 10 out of 38
Peak Performer: Points Diana Taurasi Guard/Forward Phoenix Mercury 22.6 PPG
Peak Performer: Rebounds Tina Charles Center Connecticut Sun 11.7 RPG
Peak Performer: Assists Ticha Penicheiro Guard Los Angeles Sparks 6.9 APG
Coach of the Year Award Brian Agler Coach Seattle Storm 17 out of 39
TeamGuardGuardForwardForwardCenter
All-WNBA First Team Cappie Pondexter Diana Taurasi Tamika Catchings Lauren Jackson Sylvia Fowles
All-WNBA Second Team Sue Bird Katie Douglas Angel McCoughtry Crystal Langhorne Tina Charles
All-Defensive First Team Cappie Pondexter Tanisha Wright Tamika Catchings Angel McCoughtry Sylvia Fowles
All-Defensive Second Team Tully Bevilaqua
Katie Douglas
Lindsey Harding Sancho Lyttle Rebekkah Brunson Lauren Jackson
All-Rookie Team Epiphanny Prince Kalana Greene Monica Wright Kelsey Griffin Tina Charles

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

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