2011 WNBA season

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2011 WNBA season
WNBA 15 year logo.jpg
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationJune 3 – October 7
Number of games34
Number of teams12
Total attendance1,622,685
Average attendance7,954
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Maya Moore
Picked by Minnesota Lynx
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Tamika Catchings (Indiana)
Eastern champions Atlanta Dream
  Eastern runners-up Indiana Fever
Western champions Minnesota Lynx
  Western runners-up Phoenix Mercury
Finals champions Minnesota Lynx
  Runners-up Atlanta Dream
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Seimone Augustus (Minnesota)
WNBA seasons

The 2011 WNBA season was the 15th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. [1] The regular season began on June 3 with the Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Minnesota Lynx, featuring 2011 WNBA Draft top pick Maya Moore, in a game televised on NBA TV. Four games followed the next day, with the marquee matchup, televised on ABC, featuring the defending champion Seattle Storm and the Phoenix Mercury in Seattle.

Contents

The Minnesota Lynx finished the regular season with the best record in the league at 27-7, and were the top seed in the Western Conference. The Indiana Fever were the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Lynx ultimately advanced to face the Atlanta Dream in the 2011 WNBA Finals. [2]

2010/2011 WNBA offseason

Marquee sponsorship

On August 22, 2011, the WNBA announced a league-wide marquee sponsorship with Boost Mobile. [4] The deal would allow the Boost Mobile logo to be placed on ten of the 12 teams' jerseys (excluding Phoenix and San Antonio) in addition to branding on the courts and in arenas. A source said the deal is worth "roughly $10 million over its four years" and is the richest in league history. [5]

2011 WNBA Draft

The WNBA Draft lottery was held on November 2, 2010. The lottery teams were the Tulsa Shock, Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx (from Conn.). The top pick was awarded to Minnesota.

The 2011 WNBA Draft was held on April 11, 2011, in Bristol, Connecticut. Coverage of the first round was shown on ESPN (HD). Second and third round coverage was shown on ESPNU and NBA TV.

The top picks were:

  1. Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
  2. Elizabeth Cambage, Tulsa Shock
  3. Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky
  4. Amber Harris, Minnesota Lynx (from Conn.)

Regular season

Standings

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Indiana Fever x2113.61813–48–913–9
Connecticut Sun x2113.61815–26–1114–8
Atlanta Dream x2014.5881.011–69–814–8
New York Liberty x1915.5592.012-57–1011–11
Chicago Sky o1420.4127.010–74–1310–12
Washington Mystics o628.17615.04–132–154–18
Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx x277.79414–313–418–4
Seattle Storm x2113.6186.015–26–1115–7
Phoenix Mercury x1915.5598.011–68–911–11
San Antonio Silver Stars x1816.5299.09–89–811–11
Los Angeles Sparks o1519.44112.010–75–1210–12
Tulsa Shock o331.08824.02–151–161–21

All-Star Game

The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game was hosted by the San Antonio Silver Stars on July 23 at the AT&T Center. Coverage of the game began at 3:30pm (ET) on ABC. This marks the first time the Silver Stars have hosted the annual event. This is only the second time in league history that the showcase was played on the court of a Western Conference team.

ABC (HD)
July 23
3:30 pm EDT
East 118, West 113
Scoring by quarter: 33–36, 32–30, 27–26, 26–21
Pts: Cappie Pondexter (17)
Rebs: Angel McCoughtry (10)
Asts: Cappie Pondexter (7)
Pts: Swin Cash (21)
Rebs: Swin Cash (12)
Asts: Diana Taurasi (7)
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 12,540
Referees:
#4 Sue Blauch
#17 Scott Twardoski
#45 Tom Mauer

Statistic leaders

The following shows the leaders for each statistic during the 2011 regular season.

CategoryPlayerTeamStatistic
Points per game Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury 21.6 PPG
Rebounds per game Tina Charles Connecticut Sun 11.0 RPG
Assists per game Lindsay Whalen Minnesota Lynx 5.9 APG
Steals per game Sancho Lyttle Atlanta Dream 2.36 SPG
Blocks per game Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky 2.00 BPG
Field goal percentage Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky 59.1% (263–445)
Three point FG percentage Jeanette Pohlen Indiana Fever 46.8% (29–62)
Free throw percentage DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury 90.9% (90–99)
Points per gameTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury 88.97 PPG
Least points allowedTeam Stat Seattle Storm 69.85 PPG
Field goal percentageTeam Stat Phoenix Mercury 46.1%
Least FG% allowedTeam Stat Minnesota Lynx 41.3%

Schedule

2011 WNBA preseason
May
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 197:00 China @ Connecticut 101-63
CON
Yuan (17) Charles (10) Banban
Montgomery (6)
Mohegan Sun Arena
4,666
Mon 2312:30 China @ Chicago 84-45
CHI
Fowles (18) Song (9) Vandersloot (7) Trinity International University
972
Tue 241:00 Indiana @ Minnesota 71-66
MIN
Brunson
Douglas (11)
Harris (10) January (7) Concordia University
2,055
10:00 Japan @ Phoenix 96-52
PHO
Gray-Lawson (16) Dupree (8) Gray-Lawson (6) US Airways Center
2,969
Wed 2510:30am Washington @ New York 60-57
WAS
Anosike (14) Melvin (6) Miller (5) Prudential Center
6,472
3:00 Seattle @ Los Angeles 71-66
LAS
Parker (17)3 players (6) Wright (7) Torodome
3,212
7:00 San Antonio @ Connecticut 80-56
SAN
White (15) Charles (17) Hammon (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
4,801
Thu 2611:30am Chicago @ Washington 66-55
WAS
Langhorne (15) Langhorne (9) Prince (4) Verizon Center
9,502
Fri 277:00 China @ New York 79-65
NYL
Pondexter Breland N/A Times Union Center
N/A
7:00 San Antonio @ Connecticut 75-73
CON
Charles (17) Charles (11) Robinson (6) Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
2,139
Sat 289:00 Phoenix @ Los Angeles 83-72
LAS
Milton-Jones (14) Braxton
Milton-Jones (6)
Lavender
Penicheiro (4)
The Pit
N/A
Sun 2912:00 Atlanta @ Great Britain NBA TV
82-51
ATL
Miller (21) Irvin (8) Harding (5) Manchester Evening News Arena
N/A
5:00 Tulsa @ Seattle 76-70
SEA
Holt (25) Cambage
|Jackson (8)
Bird (8) KeyArena
4,979
Tue 317:00 Minnesota @ Indiana 76-70
MIN
Douglas (15) McWilliams-Franklin (8) Wiggins (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
3,817
2011 WNBA regular season
June
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Fri 311:00 Minnesota @ Los Angeles NBA TV
PRIME
82-74
LAS
Moore (21) Brunson (12) Whalen (5) Staples Center
13,589
Sat 43:00 Phoenix @ Seattle ABC 78-71
SEA
Taurasi (31) Braxton
Dupree
Little (9)
Bird (10) KeyArena
11,548
7:00 Washington @ Connecticut 89-73
CON
Charles (18) Anosike
Jones (7)
Ajavon
Lawson
Miller (4)
Mohegan Sun Arena
6,666
7:00 Chicago @ Indiana CN100
FS-I
65-57
IND
Prince (20) Catchings (9) Vandersloot (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,024
8:00 Tulsa @ San Antonio COX 93-73
SAN
Young (20) Cambage (10) Hammon
Hodges
Robinson (5)
AT&T Center
12,406
Sun 53:00 New York @ Atlanta SSO 94-88 (OT)
NYL
Pierson (25) Lyttle (11) Pondexter (11) Philips Arena
8,038
3:30 Los Angeles @ Minnesota PRIME
FS-N
86-69
MIN
Augustus (17) Brunson (15) Whalen (7) Target Center
10,123
Tue 78:00 Tulsa @ Minnesota 75-65
MIN
Brunson (17) Brunson
Cambage (15)
Whalen (4) Target Center
7,713
Thu 97:00 Washington @ Atlanta ESPN2 98-90 (OT)
WAS
Langhorne (30) de Souza (15) Castro Marques
K. Miller (5)
Philips Arena
5,020
10:00 Minnesota @ Seattle 81-74
MIN
Bird (24) Brunson (15) Whalen (10) KeyArena
6,291
Fri 107:00 New York @ Indiana 81-80
NYL
Douglas (27) Vaughn (9) Powell (4) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,703
8:00 San Antonio @ Tulsa 93-62
SAN
Hodges (19) Phillips (8) Hammon (5) BOK Center
7,509
8:30 Connecticut @ Chicago CN100 78-75
CHI
Fowles (23) Fowles (13) Prince (7) Allstate Arena
6,609
10:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles 98-84
LAS
Parker (22) Dupree (11) Johnson (6) Staples Center
10,616
Sat 117:00 Indiana @ New York MSG 86-80
IND
Carson (23) Davenport (8) Powell (5) Prudential Center
7,835
7:00 Chicago @ Washington CN100 84-77
CHI
Ajavon (24) Snow (8) Canty (6) Verizon Center
11,943
8:00 Atlanta @ San Antonio 86-74
SAN
Adams (32) de Souza (14) Hammon (8) AT&T Center
9,140
Sun 123:00 Tulsa @ Connecticut 90-79
CON
Latta (26) Charles (8) Montgomery (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,520
Tue 147:00 Atlanta @ New York 79-58
ATL
Carson (21) Carson (8) Lehning (6) Prudential Center
5,725
7:00 Tulsa @ Indiana ESPN2 82-74
IND
Douglas (22) |Jackson (11) January (10) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,024
Thu 167:00 Connecticut @ Washington CSN-MA 79-71
CON
Charles (26) Anosike (13) Miller
Montgomery (5)
Verizon Center
7,028
Fri 178:00 Atlanta @ Minnesota 96-85
MIN
McCoughtry (27) Brunson (14) Whalen (8) Target Center
7,556
8:30 New York @ Chicago CN100 85-73
CHI
Fowles (27) Fowles (11) Prince (8) Allstate Arena
5,718
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix FS-A 101-99
SAN
Young (26) Dupree (12) Taylor (10) US Airways Center
12,274
10:00 Indiana @ Seattle 68-54
SEA
Cash (14) Catchings (14) Cash (5) KeyArena
8,178
Sat 188:00 Washington @ Tulsa 77-59
TUL
Latta (22) Langhorne (12) Pedersen (7) BOK Center
4,423
Sun 191:00 Chicago @ Connecticut 83-68
CON
Charles (31) Charles
Fowles (12)
Vandersloot (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,875
3:00 Minnesota @ Atlanta SSO 77-64
MIN
Augustus (19) de Souza
McWilliams-Franklin (12)
Moore
Whalen (5)
Philips Arena
7,274
6:00 Indiana @ Phoenix 93-89 (OT)
PHO
Taurasi (32) Dupree (18) Bobbitt
January
Taylor (6)
US Airways Center
7,701
8:30 Seattle @ Los Angeles PRIME 74-50
LAS
Bird (15) Little (8) Toliver (5) Staples Center
9,119
Tue 2112:00 Chicago @ Atlanta SSO 71-68
ATL
Fowles (21) Snow (12) Harding
Vandersloot (6)
Philips Arena
6,154
7:00 Indiana @ Washington CSN-MA 89-80
IND
Langhorne (23) Langhorne (9) January (9) Verizon Center
7,980
8:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio ESPN2 105-98
PHO
Taylor (30) Dupree (13) Hammon
D. Robinson (7)
AT&T Center
7,072
8:00 Seattle @ Tulsa 82-77
SEA
Bird (21) |T. Jackson (10) Bird (6) BOK Center
4,612
10:00 New York @ Los Angeles ESPN2 96-91
LAS
Milton-Jones (27) Parker (13) Toliver (7) Staples Center
10,389
Thu 2312:30 New York @ Tulsa 94-82
NYL
Vaughn (24) Vaughn (12) Pondexter (10) BOK Center
4,682
8:00 Connecticut @ Chicago CN100 107-101 (2OT)
CHI
Montgomery (33) Snow (17) Vandersloot (10) Allstate Arena
3,319
Fri 247:30 Phoenix @ Atlanta FS-A
FS-S
92-83
PHO
McCoughtry (24) Taylor (10) Taylor (8) Philips Arena
5,492
8:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio 90-80 (OT)
SAN
Perkins (31) Parker (13) Hammon (9) AT&T Center
8,617
10:00 Minnesota @ Seattle KONG 65-55
SEA
Augustus (17) Cash (9) Bird (8) KeyArena
7,914
Sat 257:00 Connecticut @ Indiana NBA TV
CSN-NE
75-70
IND
Montgomery (19) Catchings (12) Montgomery (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,100
8:00 Phoenix @ Chicago CN100 86-78
PHO
Fowles (28) Fowles (11) Taylor (7) Allstate Arena
5,547
Sun 263:00 San Antonio @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
92-86
SAN
Perkins (25) Paris (11) Hammon (6) Philips Arena
5,718
4:00 Los Angeles @ New York 77-67
NYL
Pondexter (22) Parker (11) Pondexter (5) Prudential Center
7,625
4:00 Tulsa @ Washington CSN-MA 83-63
WAS
Langhorne (23) Coleman (12) Ajavon (6) Verizon Center
10,675
7:00 Indiana @ Minnesota NBA TV
FS-N
78-75
IND
Douglas (22) Brunson (11) January
Whalen (4)
Target Center
7,117
Tue 287:00 Phoenix @ Indiana 91-86
IND
Douglas (26) Braxton (7) Catchings (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,625
8:00 Los Angeles @ Connecticut ESPN2 79-76
CON
Charles (22) Charles (23)4 players (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,515
8:00 San Antonio @ Chicago CN100 84-74
SAN
Prince
Young (19)
Fowles (12) Hammon (5) Allstate Arena
3,894
Thu 307:30 New York @ Atlanta SSO 87-81
ATL
de Souza (27) de Souza (15) Pondexter (5) Philips Arena
4,423
8:00 Minnesota @ Tulsa 101-71
MIN
Whalen (21) McWilliams-Franklin (9) Pedersen
Whalen (5)
BOK Center
3,970
July
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Fri 17:00 San Antonio @ New York NBA TV 81-75
NYL
Adams
Pondexter (19)
Young (8) Hammon
Pondexter (5)
Prudential Center
6,714
7:30 Seattle @ Connecticut CSN-NE 75-70
CON
Cash (25) Charles (10) Montgomery (8) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,748
10:00 Chicago @ Phoenix NBA TV
CN100
94-84
PHO
Taurasi (24) Dupree (9) Prince
Taurasi (6)
US Airways Center
9,517
Sun 34:00 Seattle @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
73-63
SEA
Cash
Dunlap (19)
Anosike (10) Bird (5) Verizon Center
11,604
Tue 57:00 Seattle @ Indiana FS-I 78-61
IND
Davenport (15) Anosike (10) Phillips (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
6,525
8:00 Washington @ Chicago CN100 78-65
CHI
Fowles (34) Fowles (16) Thomas
Thorn (4)
Allstate Arena
3,187
9:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix ESPN2 101-82
PHO
Hoffman (21) Pringle (9) Taurasi (7) US Airways Center
9,825
Fri 88:00 New York @ San Antonio NBA TV 76-73
NYL
Pondexter (20) Pierson (10) Pondexter (7) AT&T Center
8,100
8:00 Phoenix @ Tulsa 86-78
PHO
Cambage (19) Bonner (13) Lewis (9) BOK Center
4,081
Sat 97:00 Washington @ Indiana 68-57
IND
Phillips (14) Coleman (9) Catchings
Miller (4)
Conseco Fieldhouse
7,056
8:00 Connecticut @ Minnesota NBA TV
FS-N
90-67
MIN
Moore (26) Brunson
McWilliams-Franklin (10)
Whalen (8) Target Center
8,205
8:00 Atlanta @ Chicago CN100 81-69
CHI
Prince (24) Fowles (12) Vandersloot (9) Allstate Arena
5,679
10:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle NBA TV
KONG
99-80
SEA
Cash (26) Lavender (9) Bird (8) KeyArena
9,686
Sun 104:00 Chicago @ New York NBA TV
CN100
MSG+
80-73
NYL
Carson
Pondexter (18)
Fowles
Powell (8)
Pondexter
Powell (4)
Prudential Center
7,315
6:00 Tulsa @ Phoenix NBA TV
COX
102-63
PHO
|Jackson (19) Pedersen
Sanford (7)
Taurasi (6) US Airways Center
7,696
Tue 123:00 Washington @ Seattle NBA TV 79-71
SEA
Bird (22) Coleman (9) Ajavon
Bird (7)
KeyArena
13,384
8:00 Los Angeles @ San Antonio NBA TV
PRIME
FS-SW
84-74
LAS
Young (22) Young (11) Toliver (5) AT&T Center
6,769
Wed 1312:00 Atlanta @ New York 91-69
NYL
Powell (20) de Souza
Powell (7)
Carson
Mitchell
Pondexter (5)
Prudential Center
14,314
12:30 Tulsa @ Chicago 72-54
CHI
Fowles (21) Fowles (13) Prince (6) Allstate Arena
13,838
1:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota NBA TV
FS-A
FS-N
112-105
PHO
Taurasi (27) Brunson (16) Johnson
Taurasi
Taylor (8)
Target Center
11,820
1:00 Connecticut @ Indiana 90-78
IND
Douglas (20) Charles (11) Catchings (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,045
Thu 149:00 Seattle @ San Antonio ESPN2 69-66
SAN
Adams (23) Robinson
Willingham (7)
Hammon (9) AT&T Center
9,167
Fri 157:00 Connecticut @ New York NBA TV
CSN-NE
68-59
CON
Charles
Vaughn (15)
Vaughn (9) Mitchell
Montgomery (4)
Prudential Center
7,722
7:00 Minnesota @ Indiana 80-70
MIN
Catchings (22) McWilliams-Franklin (9) Whalen (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,538
8:00 Los Angeles @ Tulsa 79-74
LAS
Toliver (25) |Jackson (10) Toliver (6) BOK Center
5,034
10:00 Washington @ Phoenix NBA TV
FS-A
78-64
PHO
Dupree (20) Anosike (10) Taylor (7) US Airways Center
9,075
Sat 167:30 Chicago @ Atlanta NBA TV
CN100
FS-S
76-68
ATL
McCoughtry (24) Snow (12) Price (10) Philips Arena
7,413
8:00 Seattle @ Minnesota 69-62
MIN
Augustus (19) Cash
Moore (9)
McWilliams-Franklin
Smith (4)
Target Center
7,733
Sun 174:00 Tulsa @ New York NBA TV
MSG+
88-57
NYL
Pondexter (18) |Jackson (11) Holt (4) Prudential Center
6,735
5:00 Indiana @ Connecticut 76-71
CON
McCray (22) Catchings (15) Montgomery (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,075
8:30 Washington @ Los Angeles NBA TV 89-85 (OT)
WAS
Ajavon (29) Langhorne (14) Toliver (7) Staples Center
10,398
Mon 1810:30 San Antonio @ Los Angeles 79-69
SAN
Hammon (26) O'Hea (11) Lacy (7) Staples Center
8,818
Tue 1912:00 Indiana @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
84-74
ATL
Catchings (22) de Souza (11) Catchings (6) Philips Arena
7,645
7:00 Seattle @ Chicago ESPN2 78-69
CHI
Bird (26) Robinson (10) Vandersloot (7) Allstate Arena
6,026
7:30 New York @ Connecticut 85-79
CON
Charles (24) Powell (11) Montgomery (10) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,096
Wed 2011:30am Atlanta @ Washington NBA TV 86-79
ATL
McCoughtry (33) Anosike (14) K. Miller (6) Verizon Center
13,954
3:30 Minnesota @ Phoenix NBA TV
FS-A
106-98
MIN
Augustus (25) Bonner
Dupree (7)
Whalen (8) US Airways Center
12,118
Thu 217:00 Chicago @ Indiana NBA TV
CN100
FS-I
77-63
IND
Fowles (21) Catchings
Davenport
Douglas (7)
Douglas (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,050
10:00 San Antonio @ Seattle NBA TV
FS-SW
73-55
SEA
Wright (17) Cash
Robinson (9)
Bird (7) KeyArena
6,922
Sat 233:30 East @ West ABC 118-113
EAST
Cash (21) Cash (12) Pondexter
Taurasi (7)
AT&T Center
12,540
Tue 267:00 San Antonio @ Washington CSN-MA 73-67
SAN
Hammon (22) Appel (12) Thomas (5) Verizon Center
11,331
8:00 Atlanta @ Tulsa 76-68
ATL
McCoughtry (37) |Jackson (17)5 players (3) BOK Center
3,435
8:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 85-72
MIN
Toliver (28) Hoffman
McWilliams-Franklin (9)
Whalen (7) Target Center
8,044
8:00 Connecticut @ Chicago CSN-NE
CN100
77-66
CON
Jones (22) Charles (15) Montgomery (6) Allstate Arena
3,091
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix NBA TV 83-77
SEA
Taurasi (26) Cash (8) Bird (7) US Airways Center
6,108
Thu 2812:30 Phoenix @ San Antonio NBA TV
FS-A
FS-SW
102-91
SAN
Hammon (33) Dupree (14) D. Robinson (8) AT&T Center
14,797
7:00 Washington @ New York MSG 75-71
NYL
Pondexter (19) Langhorne (9) Pierson
Pondexter (4)
Prudential Center
6,808
7:00 Los Angeles @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
89-80
ATL
McCoughtry (22) McCoughtry (11) Penicheiro (11) Philips Arena
6,701
7:30 Indiana @ Connecticut 69-58
IND
Catchings (16) Charles
Davenport (10)
Bobbitt (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,329
8:00 Chicago @ Tulsa 64-55
CHI
Latta (20) |Jackson (15) Holt
Snow (5)
BOK Center
4,012
Fri 297:00 Indiana @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
61-59
IND
Ajavon (19) Walker (10) Catchings (5) Verizon Center
11,587
8:00 Seattle @ Minnesota 92-67
MIN
Cash (18) Kobryn (9) Moore (6) Target Center
7,856
Sat 307:00 Phoenix @ New York NBA TV
MSG+
91-84
PHO
Taylor (29) Vaughn (10) Swanier (7) Prudential Center
7,214
8:00 Seattle @ Tulsa 89-72
SEA
Bird (29) Cash (9) Bird (7) BOK Center
5,067
8:00 Los Angeles @ Chicago CN100 88-84
LAS
Milton-Jones (19) Fowles (9) Penicheiro
Prince
Toliver (5)
Allstate Arena
5,909
Sun 313:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio NBA TV 70-69
MIN
Whalen (23) Brunson (13) Hammon
Whalen (6)
AT&T Center
7,260
5:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut 99-92
CON
McCoughtry (36) Charles (11) Lawson (9) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,955
6:00 Los Angeles @ Indiana NBA TV 98-63
IND
Davenport (16) Catchings (11) Catchings (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,256
August
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Tue 27:30 New York @ Atlanta FS-S 85-75
NYL
McCoughtry (24) Pierson (8) Harding (9) Philips Arena
4,573
8:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota ESPN2 90-73
MIN
Moore (22) McWilliams-Franklin (10) Whalen (5) Target Center
7,126
10:00 San Antonio @ Seattle 78-64
SEA
Bird (17) Cash (9) Wright (7) KeyArena
6,179
Wed 33:00 Connecticut @ Los Angeles NBA TV 79-70
CON
Charles (20) Charles (13) Montgomery (6) Staples Center
14,266
Thu 412:00 Chicago @ New York NBA TV
MSG
59-49
NYL
Pondexter (15) Powell (10) Carson
Pondexter
Prince (3)
Prudential Center
10,133
8:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota NBA TV
FS-SW
62-60
MIN
McWilliams-Franklin
Young (18)
Brunson
Young (13)
Whalen (6) Target Center
8,123
Fri 58:00 Indiana @ Tulsa 85-65
IND
Davenport (17) |Jackson (8) Phillips (4) BOK Center
5,013
10:00 Connecticut @ Seattle NBA TV 81-79
SEA
Bird (20) Charles (10) Cash
Wright (5)
KeyArena
7,289
Sat 67:00 New York @ Washington NBA TV 91-81
WAS
Ajavon (32) Anosike
Langhorne (9)
Pondexter (7) Verizon Center
10,741
8:00 Tulsa @ San Antonio 71-64
SAN
|Jackson (27) |Jackson (10) Hammon (5) AT&T Center
8,273
Sun 73:00 Seattle @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
70-53
ATL
McCoughtry (17) de Souza
Lyttle (7)
Harding (7) Philips Arena
7,337
6:00 Connecticut @ Phoenix NBA TV
FS-A
96-95 (OT)
CON
Taurasi (29) Charles (17) Greene
Taurasi (6)
US Airways Center
8,514
6:00 Indiana @ Chicago CN100 88-69
CHI
Fowles
Murphy (21)
Fowles (12) Catchings (5) Allstate Arena
5,794
8:30 Minnesota @ Los Angeles NBA TV 84-78
MIN
Whalen (24) Augustus
Brunson (7)
Whalen (8) Staples Center
13,528
Tue 97:00 Atlanta @ Washington CSN-MA 72-70
ATL
Ajavon (28) de Souza (12) McCoughtry (5) Verizon Center
9,536
7:00 San Antonio @ Indiana 81-68
IND
Catchings (21) Young (9) Hammon (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,520
7:30 Chicago @ Connecticut 69-58
CON
Fowles (19) Young (15) Lawson
White (4)
Mohegan Sun Arena
6,049
8:00 Seattle @ New York ESPN2 58-56
NYL
Pondexter (19) Pierson (8) Pondexter (5) Prudential Center
6,732
10:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix 85-80
PHO
Moore (28) Brunson
Dupree (11)
Whalen (6) US Airways Center
6,726
10:30 Tulsa @ Los Angeles PRIME 71-66
LAS
Penicheiro (23) Hoffman (8) Penicheiro (7) Staples Center
8,255
Thu 117:30 San Antonio @ Connecticut FS-SW 72-59
SAN
Hammon (18) Jones (10) Hammon (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
5,334
10:00 Atlanta @ Phoenix 109-95
PHO
Bonner
McCoughtry (25)
Bonner (13) Taylor (6) US Airways Center
7,940
10:00 Tulsa @ Seattle 77-63
SEA
Cambage (24) Cambage (10)4 players (3) KeyArena
6,503
Fri 127:00 New York @ Washington 64-63
WAS
Langhorne
Mitchell (18)
Anosike (11) Mitchell (6) Verizon Center
10,092
8:30 Minnesota @ Chicago CN100 79-76
MIN
Fowles (28) Fowles (13) Vandersloot (8) Allstate Arena
6,289
10:30 Phoenix @ Los Angeles 93-90 (OT)
LAS
Taylor (29) Bonner (10) Johnson (12) Staples Center
10,512
Sat 137:00 Washington @ Connecticut 82-75
CON
Langhorne (17) White (10) Miller (6) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,717
7:00 New York @ Indiana NBA TV 82-71
IND
Catchings (32) Pondexter (8) Pondexter (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,237
10:00 Atlanta @ Seattle NBA TV
KONG
92-63
ATL
Castro Marques
McCoughtry (17)
McCoughtry
Robinson (6)
Price (4) KeyArena
9,686
Sun 143:00 Chicago @ San Antonio NBA TV
CN100
85-73
CHI
Fowles (28) Fowles (17) D. Robinson (7) AT&T Center
7,060
7:00 Tulsa @ Minnesota NBA TV
COX
FS-N
82-54
MIN
Augustus (16) Brunson (6) Whalen (9) Target Center
8,388
Tue 167:00 Washington @ New York 69-66
NYL
Pondexter (26) Vaughn (7) Ajavon
Powell (5)
Prudential Center
6,223
7:30 Minnesota @ Connecticut CSN-NE 108-79
CON
Whalen (20) Charles (18) Montgomery (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,323
8:00 Indiana @ San Antonio 65-63
IND
Catchings (24) Young (13) Bevilaqua (4) AT&T Center
6,358
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix 81-79
PHO
Taurasi (24) Cash (15) Bird (8) US Airways Center
8,870
10:30 Atlanta @ Los Angeles NBA TV
SSO
PRIME
84-79
ATL
McCoughtry (23) de Souza (13) Price (8) Staples Center
7,522
Thu 187:00 Connecticut @ New York NBA TV
MSG
84-81 (OT)
NYL
Charles (29) Charles (14) Montgomery (5) Prudential Center
7,245
7:00 Minnesota @ Washington 81-62
MIN
Augustus (18) McWilliams-Franklin (7) Whalen (7) Verizon Center
9,483
10:30 Indiana @ Los Angeles 75-70
LAS
Hoffman (21) Smith (9) Catchings
Parker
Phillips (5)
Staples Center
8,102
Fri 197:30 Connecticut @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
94-88 (OT)
ATL
McCoughtry (26) McCoughtry (12) Montgomery (7) Philips Arena
7,225
Sat 207:00 Chicago @ Washington NBA TV
CN100
71-70
CHI
Fowles (25) Fowles (11)4 players (4) Verizon Center
10,273
8:00 Los Angeles @ Minnesota 87-68
MIN
Parker (18) McWilliams-Franklin
Parker (8)
Whalen (5) Target Center
8,816
10:00 San Antonio @ Phoenix NBA TV
FS-SW
FS-A
87-81
PHO
Taylor (28) Bonner (11) Hammon (10) US Airways Center
10,134
10:00 New York @ Seattle 63-62
SEA
Jackson (20) Cash
Jackson (7)
Pondexter (6) KeyArena
7,139
Sun 215:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut 96-87
CON
McCoughtry (22) de Souza
Jones (10)
Harding (9) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,636
6:00 Washington @ Indiana NBA TV
FS-I
83-51
IND
Douglas (15) Catchings (8) Catchings (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,935
7:00 Los Angeles @ Tulsa 73-67
LAS
Parker (23) |Jackson (11) Latta (6) BOK Center
6,012
Tue 237:00 Los Angeles @ Washington CSN-MA 86-82 (OT)
LAS
Langhorne (28) Thompson (10) Penicheiro (6) Verizon Center
8,441
8:00 Minnesota @ Tulsa 78-72
MIN
Holt
McWilliams-Franklin (18)
Brunson
|Jackson (10)
Latta (7) BOK Center
3,750
8:00 Atlanta @ Chicago CN100 83-80
ATL
McCoughtry (22) Fowles (12) Harding (9) Allstate Arena
2,876
10:00 New York @ Phoenix ESPN2 74-70
NYL
Pondexter (25) Taylor (9) Pierson (5) US Airways Center
8,871
10:00 San Antonio @ Seattle 63-55
SEA
Wright (16) Cash (9) Bird
Hammon (5)
KeyArena
6,559
Thu 2510:00 Tulsa @ Seattle 74-57
SEA
L. Jackson (14) |T. Jackson
Robinson (9)
Bird (4) KeyArena
6,887
Fri 267:30 Phoenix @ Connecticut CSN-NE 95-92
CON
Taurasi
Taylor (26)
Dupree
Jones
Sanford (11)
Johnson (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,007
8:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota NBA TV 85-75
MIN
Augustus (19) Brunson (8) Hammon
Whalen (9)
Target Center
9,212
8:30 Washington @ Chicago CN100 80-67
CHI
Langhorne (19) Fowles (12) Langhorne
Thorn
Vandersloot (5)
Allstate Arena
4,434
10:30 Tulsa @ Los Angeles NBA TV 77-75
TUL
Milton-Jones (24) |Jackson (11) Penicheiro (10) Staples Center
8,997
Sat 277:00 Atlanta @ Indiana NBA TV
SSO
FS-I
86-80
ATL
Catchings (22) Lyttle (9) Douglas (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,242
Sun 283:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio 72-61
MIN
Augustus (20) Brunson (14) Hammon (7) AT&T Center
7,924
4:00 Connecticut @ Tulsa 83-72
TUL
Swoopes (22) |Jackson (12) Latta (6) BOK Center
4,813
4:00 Phoenix @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
86-79
PHO
Dupree
Langhorne (27)
Langhorne (12) Johnson (8) Verizon Center
11,614
6:00 New York @ Chicago NBA TV
CN100
74-73
CHI
Pierson (19) Fowles (14) Pondexter (8) Allstate Arena
5,707
9:00 Los Angeles @ Seattle ESPN2 65-63
SEA
Parker (19) Parker (14) Bird
Penicheiro (4)
KeyArena
9,686
Tue 307:00 Chicago @ New York CN100
MSG+
71-67
NYL
Fowles (22) Fowles
Pierson (8)
Thorn (4) Prudential Center
6,334
7:30 Indiana @ Atlanta SSO 92-90
ATL
McCoughtry (28) Lyttle (11) Harding (6) Philips Arena
6,467
8:00 Connecticut @ San Antonio 78-66
SAN
Charles
Hammon (16)
Jones (10) Hammon (6) AT&T Center
6,934
8:00 Phoenix @ Tulsa 96-74
PHO
Bonner (25) Bonner
Sanford (9)
Latta (6) BOK Center
3,590
8:00 Washington @ Minnesota 73-56
MIN
Whalen (21) Anosike
Brunson (7)
Whalen (5) Target Center
8,065
10:30 Seattle @ Los Angeles PRIME 68-62
LAS
Parker (27) Cash
Wright (8)
Penicheiro (5) Staples Center
9,023
September
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 17:00 Atlanta @ Washington 85-81
WAS
McCoughtry (30) Gardin
Langhorne (10)
Harding (8) Verizon Center
7,954
8:00 Phoenix @ San Antonio 86-68
SAN
Bonner
Perkins (23)
Dupree (13) D. Robinson (7) AT&T Center
6,502
Fri 27:30 Indiana @ Connecticut 83-55
CON
McCray (14) Charles (16) Charles (7) Mohegan Sun Arena
6,991
7:30 Washington @ Atlanta NBA TV
SSO
95-73
ATL
Price
Thomas (19)
Lyttle
Walker (8)
Harding (7) Philips Arena
6,579
8:00 Seattle @ Tulsa 78-72
SEA
Bird (21) |T. Jackson (10) Swoopes (6) BOK Center
6,117
8:00 New York @ Minnesota 78-62
NYL
Mitchell (24) Hollingsworth (9) Pondexter (7) Target Center
8,929
Sat 38:00 Seattle @ San Antonio NBA TV 70-60
SEA
Young (22) Cash (8) D. Robinson (6) AT&T Center
9,575
10:00 Los Angeles @ Phoenix NBA TV 93-77
PHO
Parker (32) Dupree (19) Johnson (9) US Airways Center
9,620
Sun 43:00 Tulsa @ Atlanta SSO 73-52
ATL
McCoughtry (19) |Jackson (11) Harding (10) Philips Arena
7,661
4:00 Minnesota @ New York 86-68
MIN
Moore (19) Pierson (8) Pondexter
Whalen (7)
Prudential Center
8,247
4:00 Connecticut @ Washington NBA TV
CSN-MA
79-48
CON
Charles (24) Charles (15) Montgomery (7) Verizon Center
13,403
6:00 Indiana @ Chicago NBA TV
CN100
88-80
IND
Prince (21) Fowles (9) Catchings
Prince (6)
Allstate Arena
6,199
Tue 67:30 Connecticut @ Atlanta SSO 85-74
ATL
McCoughtry (35) Charles
Lyttle (12)
Harding (8) Philips Arena
6,558
10:30 San Antonio @ Los Angeles NBA TV
FS-SW
PRIME
82-65
SAN
Hammon (37) Appel
Milton-Jones (8)
Penicheiro (7) Staples Center
8,502
Wed 77:00 Washington @ Indiana NBA TV 87-69
IND
Douglas (21) Langhorne (15) Douglas (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,514
Thu 88:00 Chicago @ Minnesota NBA TV
CN100
FS-N
78-69
MIN
Augustus (22) Swords (8) Whalen (10) Target Center
8,781
10:00 Tulsa @ Phoenix NBA TV
COX
91-76
PHO
Cambage (22) Bonner
|Jackson (10)
Swanier (9) US Airways Center
8,189
Fri 97:00 Indiana @ New York NBA TV
MSG+
83-75
NYL
Carson (18) Vaughn (9) Bobbitt (7) Prudential Center
8,015
10:00 Phoenix @ Seattle KONG 85-70
SEA
Taurasi (36) Bonner
Cash (14)
Bird (6) KeyArena
9,686
10:30 Tulsa @ Los Angeles NBA TV 84-73
LAS
Lavender (19) Lavender (12) Penicheiro (7) Staples Center
10,299
Sat 108:00 Washington @ San Antonio NBA TV 82-74
SAN
Young (17) Anosike
Langhorne (9)
Hammon (11) AT&T Center
12,813
10:30 Chicago @ Los Angeles NBA TV
CN100
74-67
LAS
Fowles (18) Fowles (11) Lacy (7) Staples Center
13,501
Sun 111:00 New York @ Connecticut NBA TV 69-63
CON
Charles (18) Charles
Jones (11)
Pondexter (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
9,115
5:00 Atlanta @ Indiana NBA TV
SSO
FS-I
93-88
ATL
McCoughtry (32) Bales (11) Bobbitt (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
11,521
6:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix FS-A 96-90
MIN
Taurasi (19) Adair (13) Wright (6) US Airways Center
12,666
7:00 San Antonio @ Tulsa NBA TV
FS-SW
102-94 (OT)
SAN
D. Robinson (36) |Jackson (9) Holt (7) BOK Center
5,949
9:00 Chicago @ Seattle NBA TV
KONG
81-70
SEA
Fowles (30) Fowles (13) Thorn (7) KeyArena
13,659
2011 WNBA postseason
Conference Semifinals (September 1520)
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 158:00 New York @ Indiana ESPN2 74-72
IND
Douglas (25) Powell (8) Pondexter (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,608
10:00 Phoenix @ Seattle ESPN2 80-61
SEA
Wright (21) Cash
Little (11)
Little (4) KeyArena
7,279
Fri 167:00 Atlanta @ Connecticut NBA TV 89-84
ATL
Harding (21) Lyttle (11) Harding (5) Mohegan Sun Arena
7,373
10:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota NBA TV 66-65
MIN
Whalen (20) Brunson (14) Young (6) Target Center
11,891
Sat 174:00 Indiana @ New York NBA TV
MSG
87-72
NYL
Douglas (20) Catchings (9) Pondexter (5) Prudential Center
8,508
10:00 Seattle @ Phoenix NBA TV 92-83
PHO
Dupree (29) Dupree (13) Johnson (9) US Airways Center
9,356
Sun 183:00 Connecticut @ Atlanta ESPN2 69-64
ATL
Jones (15) Charles (17) Harding
Montgomery (6)
Philips Arena
6,887
5:00 Minnesota @ San Antonio ESPN2 84-75
SAN
Augustus
Perkins (24)
Brunson (16) Hammon (6) AT&T Center
7,023
Mon 198:00 New York @ Indiana ESPN2 72-62
IND
Douglas (21) Catchings (8) Pondexter (5) Conseco Fieldhouse
7,368
10:00 Phoenix @ Seattle ESPN2 77-75
PHO
Bird (22) Taylor (17) Smith
Wright (4)
KeyArena
8,589
Tue 208:00 San Antonio @ Minnesota ESPN2 85-67
MIN
Augustus (22) Brunson (9) Hammon (5) Target Center
8,734
Conference Finals (September 2227)
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Thu 227:00 Atlanta @ Indiana ESPN2 82–74
IND
Smith (25) Catchings
de Souza (13)
Harding (7) Conseco Fieldhouse
8,253
9:00 Phoenix @ Minnesota ESPN2 95–67
MIN
Taurasi (22) Brunson (13) Augustus (7) Target Center
8,912
Sun 253:00 Indiana @ Atlanta ESPN2 94-77
ATL
Castro Marques (30) Catchings (9) Harding (7) Philips Arena
8,052
5:00 Minnesota @ Phoenix ESPN2 103-86
MIN
Bonner
Taurasi (22)
Dupree (11) McWilliams-Franklin (7) US Airways Center
8,617
Tue 278:00 Atlanta @ Indiana ESPN2 83-67
ATL
McCoughtry (26) Lyttle (11) Harding (6) Conseco Fieldhouse
9,036
WNBA Finals (October 27)
DateTime (ET)MatchupTVResultHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsLocation/Attendance
Sun 28:30 Atlanta @ Minnesota ESPN 88–74
MIN
McCoughtry (33) Brunson (11) Augustus (7) Target Center
15,258
Wed 58:00 Atlanta @ Minnesota ESPN2 101–95
MIN
McCoughtry (38) de Souza (10) Harding (7) Target Center
15,124
Fri 78:00 Minnesota @ Atlanta ESPN2 73–67
MIN
McCoughtry (22) de Souza (15) Harding (7) Philips Arena
11,543

Playoffs and Finals

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

Season award winners

Player of the Week award

For games
played beginning
Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference
PlayerTeamPlayerTeam
June 3, 2011 Katie Douglas Indiana Fever Rebekkah Brunson Minnesota Lynx
June 13, 2011 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun Candice Dupree Phoenix Mercury
June 20, 2011 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Penny Taylor Phoenix Mercury
June 27, 2011 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun Swin Cash Seattle Storm
July 4, 2011 Cappie Pondexter New York Liberty Sue Bird Seattle Storm
July 11, 2011 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Rebekkah Brunson Minnesota Lynx
July 18, 2011 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
July 25, 2011 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
August 1, 2011 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
August 8, 2011 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
August 15, 2011 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
August 22, 2011 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
August 29, 2011 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury
September 5, 2011 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Katie Smith Seattle Storm

Player of the Month award

For games playedEastern ConferenceWestern Conference
PlayerTeamPlayerTeam
June 2011 Tina Charles Connecticut Sun Rebekkah Brunson Minnesota Lynx
July 2011 Angel McCoughtry Atlanta Dream Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
August 2011 Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky Lindsay Whalen Minnesota Lynx

Rookie of the Month award

For games playedPlayerTeam
June 2011 Danielle Adams San Antonio Silver Stars
July 2011 Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx
August 2011 Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx

Postseason awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeamVotes/Statistic
Most Valuable Player Award Tamika Catchings Forward Indiana Fever 292 out of 1,071
Finals MVP Award Seimone Augustus Guard/Forward Minnesota Lynx Unanimous
Rookie of the Year Award Maya Moore Forward Minnesota Lynx 38 out of 40
Most Improved Player Award Kia Vaughn Center New York Liberty 15 out of 40
Defensive Player of the Year Award Sylvia Fowles Center Chicago Sky 19 out of 40
Sixth Woman of the Year Award DeWanna Bonner Forward Phoenix Mercury 20 out of 40
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Sue Bird
Ruth Riley
Guard
Center
Seattle Storm
San Antonio Silver Stars
8 out of 39
Peak Performer: Points Diana Taurasi Guard/Forward Phoenix Mercury 21.6 PPG
Peak Performer: Rebounds Tina Charles Center Connecticut Sun 11.0 RPG
Peak Performer: Assists Lindsay Whalen Guard Minnesota Lynx 5.9 APG
Coach of the Year Award Cheryl Reeve Coach Minnesota Lynx 36 out of 40
TeamGuardGuardForwardForwardCenter
All-WNBA First Team Lindsay Whalen Diana Taurasi Angel McCoughtry Tamika Catchings Tina Charles
All-WNBA Second Team Sue Bird Cappie Pondexter Penny Taylor Seimone Augustus Sylvia Fowles
All-Defensive First Team Tanisha Wright Angel McCoughtry Tamika Catchings Rebekkah Brunson Sylvia Fowles
All-Defensive Second Team Katie Douglas Armintie Price Swin Cash Sancho Lyttle Tina Charles
All-Rookie Team Courtney Vandersloot Danielle Robinson Maya Moore Danielle Adams Liz Cambage

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

See also

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