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2005 WNBA Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Eastern Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G PW PL
Connecticut Sun* 26 8 .765 72.8 66.0 27 7
Indiana Fever* 21 13 .618 5.0 63.8 62.7 19 15
New York Liberty* 18 16 .529 8.0 68.1 67.2 19 15
Detroit Shock* 16 18 .471 10.0 66.1 67.3 15 19
Washington Mystics 16 18 .471 10.0 66.6 67.8 15 19
Charlotte Sting 6 28 .176 20.0 61.6 68.7 6 28
Western Conference W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G PW PL
Sacramento Monarchs* 25 9 .735 68.5 61.6 28 6
Seattle Storm* 20 14 .588 5.0 73.5 70.8 21 13
Houston Comets* 19 15 .559 6.0 67.9 66.6 19 15
Los Angeles Sparks* 17 17 .500 8.0 68.4 69.0 16 18
Phoenix Mercury 16 18 .471 9.0 69.4 69.2 17 17
Minnesota Lynx 14 20 .412 11.0 65.0 67.3 13 21
San Antonio Silver Stars 7 27 .206 18.0 63.0 70.6 6 28

Playoffs

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PPG Pace ORtg
1 Seattle Storm* 34 6825 906 2066 .439 142 429 .331 764 1637 .467 544 688 .791 323 776 1099 520 201 158 516 657 2498 73.5 86.3 101.8
2 Connecticut Sun* 34 6800 916 2025 .452 130 373 .349 786 1652 .476 512 688 .744 322 788 1110 573 236 130 452 624 2474 72.8 83.9 104.1
3 Phoenix Mercury 34 6800 826 1994 .414 178 539 .330 648 1455 .445 531 693 .766 342 720 1062 549 243 179 517 697 2361 69.4 84.2 99.0
4 Sacramento Monarchs* 34 6800 853 1986 .430 129 360 .358 724 1626 .445 494 721 .685 369 674 1043 527 304 108 500 684 2329 68.5 83.5 98.5
5 Los Angeles Sparks* 34 6800 873 2042 .428 124 387 .320 749 1655 .453 456 630 .724 321 683 1004 551 264 136 492 737 2326 68.4 84.4 97.3
6 New York Liberty* 34 6925 828 1860 .445 208 605 .344 620 1255 .494 452 552 .819 242 732 974 498 214 112 462 613 2316 68.1 78.4 102.4
7 Houston Comets* 34 6875 860 1920 .448 62 205 .302 798 1715 .465 527 690 .764 276 684 960 467 246 105 425 581 2309 67.9 80.5 100.2
8 Washington Mystics 34 6900 847 1968 .430 181 510 .355 666 1458 .457 388 546 .711 266 677 943 517 260 76 435 697 2263 66.6 80.5 97.7
9 Detroit Shock* 34 6925 831 2060 .403 76 238 .319 755 1822 .414 509 774 .658 412 803 1215 474 241 155 571 761 2247 66.1 85.3 91.3
10 Minnesota Lynx 34 6850 801 1946 .412 172 492 .350 629 1454 .433 437 601 .727 310 715 1025 531 258 127 536 624 2211 65.0 82.2 94.3
11 Indiana Fever* 34 6925 784 1958 .400 150 468 .321 634 1490 .426 452 595 .760 341 671 1012 493 336 95 477 668 2170 63.8 79.0 95.2
12 San Antonio Silver Stars 34 6800 764 1833 .417 110 339 .324 654 1494 .438 503 652 .771 256 690 946 433 195 90 535 650 2141 63.0 81.8 92.3
13 Charlotte Sting 34 6945 772 1913 .404 104 301 .346 668 1612 .414 447 624 .716 316 609 925 493 284 113 535 727 2095 61.6 79.8 90.8
League Average 34 6859 835 1967 .425 136 404 .337 700 1563 .447 481 650 .740 315 709 1024 510 252 122 496 671 2288 67.3 82.3 97.3

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PPG Pace DRtg
1 Sacramento Monarchs* 34 6800 751 1823 .412 113 376 .301 638 1447 .441 478 653 .732 273 694 967 463 235 132 622 723 2093 61.6 83.5 88.5
2 Indiana Fever* 34 6925 775 1798 .431 123 367 .335 652 1431 .456 460 642 .717 279 711 990 435 234 113 558 644 2133 62.7 79.0 93.6
3 Connecticut Sun* 34 6800 835 2100 .398 122 400 .305 713 1700 .419 452 599 .755 350 728 1078 495 258 79 442 675 2244 66.0 83.9 94.4
4 Houston Comets* 34 6875 848 1944 .436 148 423 .350 700 1521 .460 419 559 .750 274 687 961 541 197 111 481 685 2263 66.6 80.5 98.2
5 New York Liberty* 34 6925 859 2012 .427 125 398 .314 734 1614 .455 442 608 .727 345 685 1030 473 275 86 411 590 2285 67.2 78.4 101.0
6 Minnesota Lynx 34 6850 862 2019 .427 129 376 .343 733 1643 .446 435 592 .735 344 711 1055 537 275 144 487 665 2288 67.3 82.2 97.5
7 Detroit Shock* 34 6925 784 1945 .403 154 456 .338 630 1489 .423 565 754 .749 273 745 1018 473 272 136 520 744 2287 67.3 85.3 92.9
8 Washington Mystics 34 6900 833 1872 .445 150 433 .346 683 1439 .475 489 648 .755 267 757 1024 545 205 108 504 638 2305 67.8 80.5 99.6
9 Charlotte Sting 34 6945 851 1888 .451 124 339 .366 727 1549 .469 509 713 .714 355 700 1055 496 269 146 534 654 2335 68.7 79.8 101.2
10 Los Angeles Sparks* 34 6800 818 1955 .418 182 519 .351 636 1436 .443 527 709 .743 332 709 1041 567 247 115 544 654 2345 69.0 84.4 98.1
11 Phoenix Mercury 34 6800 855 1993 .429 121 332 .364 734 1661 .442 523 720 .726 319 705 1024 470 265 112 483 672 2354 69.2 84.2 98.7
12 San Antonio Silver Stars 34 6800 898 2059 .436 142 408 .348 756 1651 .458 463 611 .758 351 704 1055 563 283 148 429 685 2401 70.6 81.8 103.6
13 Seattle Storm* 34 6825 892 2163 .412 133 419 .317 759 1744 .435 490 646 .759 334 686 1020 568 267 154 438 691 2407 70.8 86.3 98.0
League Average 34 6859 835 1967 .425 136 404 .337 700 1563 .447 481 650 .740 315 709 1024 510 252 122 496 671 2288 67.3 82.3 97.3
Minutes Played
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 1225
2. Deanna Nolan-DET 1213
3. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 1183
4. Becky Hammon-NYL 1180
5. Lauren Jackson-SEA 1176
6. Tamika Catchings-IND 1174
7. Katie Smith-TOT 1160
8. Anna DeForge-PHO 1131
9. Shannon Johnson-SAS 1104
10. Lisa Leslie-LAS 1096
Field Goals
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 217
2. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 216
3. Lauren Jackson-SEA 206
4. Lisa Leslie-LAS 204
5. Nykesha Sales-CON 201
6. Deanna Nolan-DET 184
7. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 180
8. Diana Taurasi-PHO 175
9. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 173
10. Tangela Smith-CHA 169
Field Goal Attempts
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 486
2. Nykesha Sales-CON 482
3. Lisa Leslie-LAS 464
4. Deanna Nolan-DET 462
5. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 450
  Lauren Jackson-SEA 450
7. Diana Taurasi-PHO 427
8. Tamika Catchings-IND 410
9. Alana Beard-WAS 408
10. Tangela Smith-CHA 405
3-Pt Field Goals
1. Nicole Powell-SAC 66
2. Becky Hammon-NYL 65
3. Diana Taurasi-PHO 56
4. Katie Smith-TOT 53
5. Nykesha Sales-CON 49
6. Anna DeForge-PHO 47
7. Sue Bird-SEA 45
8. Tully Bevilaqua-IND 44
9. Charlotte Smith-WAS 42
10. DeLisha Milton-Jones-WAS 39
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1. Diana Taurasi-PHO 179
2. Becky Hammon-NYL 178
3. Katie Smith-TOT 159
  Nicole Powell-SAC 159
5. Anna DeForge-PHO 144
6. Tamika Catchings-IND 123
7. DeLisha Milton-Jones-WAS 119
8. Lauren Jackson-SEA 118
9. Tully Bevilaqua-IND 116
  Nykesha Sales-CON 116
Free Throws
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 153
2. Tamika Catchings-IND 152
3. Lauren Jackson-SEA 151
4. Deanna Nolan-DET 128
5. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 126
6. Lindsay Whalen-CON 125
7. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 123
8. Diana Taurasi-PHO 121
9. Becky Hammon-NYL 118
10. Nicole Ohlde-MIN 116
Free Throw Attempts
1. Tamika Catchings-IND 193
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 181
3. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 180
4. Lisa Leslie-LAS 174
  Yolanda Griffith-SAC 174
6. Deanna Nolan-DET 160
  Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 160
8. Lindsay Whalen-CON 156
9. Diana Taurasi-PHO 151
10. Cheryl Ford-DET 150
Offensive Rebounds
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 113
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 96
3. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 87
4. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 86
5. Chasity Melvin-WAS 82
6. Janell Burse-SEA 81
7. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 78
8. Tamika Raymond-MIN 76
9. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 75
10. Natalie Williams-IND 74
Defensive Rebounds
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA 217
2. Cheryl Ford-DET 209
3. Tamika Catchings-IND 195
4. Elena Baranova-NYL 188
5. Lisa Leslie-LAS 178
6. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 170
7. Margo Dydek-CON 168
8. Michelle Snow-HOU 157
9. Wendy Palmer-SAS 140
10. Ann Wauters-NYL 137
  Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 137
Total Rebounds
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 322
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 313
3. Tamika Catchings-IND 264
4. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 248
  Lisa Leslie-LAS 248
6. Elena Baranova-NYL 227
7. Michelle Snow-HOU 225
8. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 223
  Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 223
10. Janell Burse-SEA 199
  Chasity Melvin-WAS 199
Assists
1. Temeka Johnson-WAS 177
2. Sue Bird-SEA 176
3. Lindsay Whalen-CON 172
4. Shannon Johnson-SAS 158
5. Diana Taurasi-PHO 150
6. Ticha Penicheiro-SAC 149
  Dawn Staley-TOT 149
8. Becky Hammon-NYL 146
9. Tamika Catchings-IND 143
10. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 141
Steals
1. Tamika Catchings-IND 90
2. Lisa Leslie-LAS 67
3. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 66
4. Nykesha Sales-CON 61
5. Tully Bevilaqua-IND 60
  Becky Hammon-NYL 60
7. DeLisha Milton-Jones-WAS 57
8. Deanna Nolan-DET 55
  Janeth Arcain-HOU 55
10. Tangela Smith-CHA 51
Blocks
1. Lisa Leslie-LAS 71
  Margo Dydek-CON 71
3. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 68
4. Lauren Jackson-SEA 67
5. Cheryl Ford-DET 46
  Elena Baranova-NYL 46
  Ruth Riley-DET 46
8. Katie Mattera-SAS 44
9. Janell Burse-SEA 40
10. Michelle Snow-HOU 38
  Maria Stepanova-PHO 38
Turnovers
1. Shannon Johnson-SAS 113
2. Diana Taurasi-PHO 112
3. Becky Hammon-NYL 107
4. Deanna Nolan-DET 100
  Sheri Sam-CHA 100
  Lisa Leslie-LAS 100
7. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 99
8. Tamika Catchings-IND 91
9. Lindsay Whalen-CON 89
10. Temeka Johnson-WAS 88
Personal Fouls
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 143
2. Janell Burse-SEA 139
3. Tammy Sutton-Brown-CHA 138
4. Ruth Riley-DET 131
5. Lisa Leslie-LAS 122
6. Michelle Snow-HOU 120
7. DeLisha Milton-Jones-WAS 117
8. Chasity Melvin-WAS 113
9. Diana Taurasi-PHO 111
10. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 110
  Tamika Whitmore-LAS 110
Points
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 614
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 597
3. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 561
4. Nykesha Sales-CON 532
5. Diana Taurasi-PHO 527
6. Deanna Nolan-DET 524
7. Lisa Leslie-LAS 517
8. Tamika Catchings-IND 501
9. Becky Hammon-NYL 473
10. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 471
Field Goal Pct
1. Tamika Raymond-MIN .551
2. Michelle Snow-HOU .551
3. Ann Wauters-NYL .541
4. Margo Dydek-CON .537
5. DeMya Walker-SAC .534
6. Janell Burse-SEA .523
7. Wendy Palmer-SAS .516
8. Tammy Sutton-Brown-CHA .509
9. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON .494
10. Kamila Vodichkova-PHO .494
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1. Laurie Koehn-WAS .467
2. Doneeka Lewis-LAS .449
3. Kara Lawson-SAC .444
  Dalma Ivanyi-SAS .444
5. Sue Bird-SEA .437
6. Allison Feaster-CHA .430
7. Wendy Palmer-SAS .429
8. Brooke Wyckoff-CON .423
9. Nykesha Sales-CON .422
10. Chandi Jones-TOT .420
Free Throw Pct
1. Becky Hammon-NYL .901
2. LaToya Thomas-SAS .898
3. Janeth Arcain-HOU .883
4. Betty Lennox-SEA .874
5. Tamika Whitmore-LAS .868
6. Penny Taylor-PHO .864
7. Shameka Christon-NYL .855
8. Sue Bird-SEA .855
9. Elena Baranova-NYL .855
10. Anna DeForge-PHO .850
  Sheryl Swoopes-HOU .850
Minutes Per Game
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 37.1
2. Deanna Nolan-DET 36.8
3. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 35.8
4. Becky Hammon-NYL 34.7
5. Lauren Jackson-SEA 34.6
6. Tamika Catchings-IND 34.5
7. Tangela Smith-CHA 34.3
8. Anna DeForge-PHO 34.3
9. Sue Bird-SEA 34.0
10. Alana Beard-WAS 33.8
Points Per Game
1. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 18.6
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 17.6
3. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 17.0
4. Diana Taurasi-PHO 16.0
5. Deanna Nolan-DET 15.9
6. Nykesha Sales-CON 15.6
7. Lisa Leslie-LAS 15.2
8. Tamika Catchings-IND 14.7
9. DeMya Walker-SAC 14.1
10. Alana Beard-WAS 14.1
Rebounds Per Game
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 9.8
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 9.2
3. Tamika Catchings-IND 7.8
4. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 7.3
  Lisa Leslie-LAS 7.3
6. Kamila Vodichkova-PHO 7.0
7. Elena Baranova-NYL 6.9
8. Michelle Snow-HOU 6.8
9. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 6.8
10. Ann Wauters-NYL 6.6
Assists Per Game
1. Sue Bird-SEA 5.9
2. Temeka Johnson-WAS 5.2
3. Lindsay Whalen-CON 5.1
4. Shannon Johnson-SAS 4.6
5. Diana Taurasi-PHO 4.5
6. Dawn Staley-TOT 4.5
7. Ticha Penicheiro-SAC 4.4
8. Becky Hammon-NYL 4.3
9. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 4.3
10. Tamika Catchings-IND 4.2
Steals Per Game
1. Tamika Catchings-IND 2.6
2. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 2.0
3. Lisa Leslie-LAS 2.0
4. Tully Bevilaqua-IND 1.9
5. Nykesha Sales-CON 1.8
6. Becky Hammon-NYL 1.8
7. DeLisha Milton-Jones-WAS 1.7
8. Deanna Nolan-DET 1.7
9. Tangela Smith-CHA 1.6
10. Janeth Arcain-HOU 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1. Maria Stepanova-PHO 2.5
2. Margo Dydek-CON 2.3
3. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 2.2
4. Lisa Leslie-LAS 2.1
5. Lauren Jackson-SEA 2.0
6. Ruth Riley-DET 1.4
  Cheryl Ford-DET 1.4
  Elena Baranova-NYL 1.4
9. Katie Mattera-SAS 1.3
10. Janell Burse-SEA 1.2
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA 26.7
2. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 26.6
3. Tamika Catchings-IND 25.1
4. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 24.0
5. DeMya Walker-SAC 23.0
6. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 22.8
7. Maria Stepanova-PHO 22.2
8. Lisa Leslie-LAS 21.7
9. Michelle Snow-HOU 21.6
10. Penny Taylor-PHO 21.4
True Shooting Pct
1. Penny Taylor-PHO .610
2. Becky Hammon-NYL .601
3. Wendy Palmer-SAS .598
4. Michelle Snow-HOU .594
5. Kara Lawson-SAC .594
6. Margo Dydek-CON .590
7. Ann Wauters-NYL .589
8. Charlotte Smith-WAS .585
9. Lindsay Whalen-CON .573
10. Janell Burse-SEA .572
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Charlotte Smith-WAS .568
2. Wendy Palmer-SAS .566
3. Tamika Raymond-MIN .551
4. Michelle Snow-HOU .551
5. Ann Wauters-NYL .545
6. Margo Dydek-CON .540
7. Penny Taylor-PHO .536
8. DeMya Walker-SAC .536
9. Vickie Johnson-NYL .529
10. Becky Hammon-NYL .528
Offensive Rebound Pct
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 14.5
2. Tamika Raymond-MIN 13.5
3. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 13.3
4. Janell Burse-SEA 12.8
5. Natalie Williams-IND 12.1
6. Katie Mattera-SAS 12.0
7. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 11.6
8. Kara Braxton-DET 11.0
9. Lauren Jackson-SEA 11.0
10. Swin Cash-DET 11.0
Defensive Rebound Pct
1. Margo Dydek-CON 29.9
2. Cheryl Ford-DET 28.9
3. Sancho Lyttle-HOU 28.1
4. Elena Baranova-NYL 25.4
5. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 25.0
6. Tamika Catchings-IND 24.2
7. Michelle Snow-HOU 23.3
8. Katie Mattera-SAS 22.9
9. Lauren Jackson-SEA 22.7
10. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 22.3
Total Rebound Pct
1. Cheryl Ford-DET 21.4
2. Sancho Lyttle-HOU 19.5
3. Margo Dydek-CON 18.1
4. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 18.0
5. Katie Mattera-SAS 17.7
6. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 17.5
7. Lauren Jackson-SEA 17.1
8. Michelle Snow-HOU 16.7
9. Elena Baranova-NYL 16.5
10. Natalie Williams-IND 16.0
Assist Pct
1. Temeka Johnson-WAS 37.5
2. Dawn Staley-TOT 33.3
3. Sue Bird-SEA 32.2
4. Diana Taurasi-PHO 30.8
5. Lindsay Whalen-CON 30.2
6. Shannon Johnson-SAS 29.7
7. Amber Jacobs-MIN 28.4
8. Ticha Penicheiro-SAC 28.3
9. Tamika Catchings-IND 28.2
10. Helen Darling-CHA 27.1
Steal Pct
1. Tamika Catchings-IND 4.7
2. Kristin Haynie-SAC 4.4
3. Tully Bevilaqua-IND 4.2
4. Helen Darling-CHA 4.1
5. Jia Perkins-CHA 3.8
6. Svetlana Abrosimova-MIN 3.6
7. Lisa Leslie-LAS 3.5
8. Hamchetou Maiga-Ba-SAC 3.4
9. Nykesha Sales-CON 3.2
10. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 3.2
Block Pct
1. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 9.5
2. Margo Dydek-CON 8.5
3. Maria Stepanova-PHO 7.6
4. Lisa Leslie-LAS 6.1
5. Katie Mattera-SAS 5.4
6. Ruth Riley-DET 5.0
7. Cheryl Ford-DET 4.6
8. Kelly Schumacher-IND 4.5
9. Lauren Jackson-SEA 4.5
10. Ashley Robinson-PHO 4.2
Turnover Pct
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA 10.0
2. Nykesha Sales-CON 10.8
3. Nicole Powell-SAC 11.2
4. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 11.3
5. Kara Lawson-SAC 12.0
6. Maria Stepanova-PHO 12.0
7. Alana Beard-WAS 12.2
8. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 12.2
9. Vickie Johnson-NYL 12.5
10. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 12.8
Usage Pct
1. Kara Braxton-DET 29.5
2. Lisa Leslie-LAS 28.3
3. DeMya Walker-SAC 27.9
4. Vanessa Hayden-MIN 27.9
5. Nykesha Sales-CON 27.0
6. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 27.0
7. Diana Taurasi-PHO 26.9
8. Alana Beard-WAS 26.6
9. Katie Mattera-SAS 25.9
10. Tan White-IND 25.9
Offensive Rating
1. Kara Lawson-SAC 117.7
2. Lauren Jackson-SEA 117.6
3. Vickie Johnson-NYL 115.4
4. Wendy Palmer-SAS 112.7
5. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 112.0
6. Penny Taylor-PHO 111.7
7. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 111.1
8. Sancho Lyttle-HOU 110.1
9. Lindsay Whalen-CON 109.9
10. Michelle Snow-HOU 109.8
Defensive Rating
1. Kristin Haynie-SAC 85.8
2. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 86.3
3. Margo Dydek-CON 86.9
4. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 86.9
5. Cheryl Ford-DET 87.0
6. Tamika Catchings-IND 87.1
7. DeMya Walker-SAC 87.5
8. Hamchetou Maiga-Ba-SAC 87.5
9. Ticha Penicheiro-SAC 88.8
10. Nicole Powell-SAC 89.8
Offensive Win Shares
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA 6.0
2. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 5.6
3. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 4.2
4. Becky Hammon-NYL 4.1
5. Vickie Johnson-NYL 3.9
6. Lindsay Whalen-CON 3.8
7. Tamika Catchings-IND 3.7
8. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 3.7
9. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 3.5
10. Penny Taylor-PHO 3.4
Defensive Win Shares
1. Tamika Catchings-IND 3.4
2. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 2.9
3. Cheryl Ford-DET 2.7
4. Lisa Leslie-LAS 2.5
5. Ticha Penicheiro-SAC 2.4
6. Nicole Powell-SAC 2.4
7. Deanna Nolan-DET 2.3
8. Lauren Jackson-SEA 2.1
9. Rebekkah Brunson-SAC 2.1
10. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 2.1
Win Shares
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA 8.2
2. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU 7.1
3. Tamika Catchings-IND 7.1
4. Yolanda Griffith-SAC 6.4
5. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON 6.3
6. Lindsay Whalen-CON 5.3
7. Nicole Powell-SAC 5.2
8. Becky Hammon-NYL 4.9
9. Chamique Holdsclaw-LAS 4.8
10. Michelle Snow-HOU 4.7
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Lauren Jackson-SEA .333
2. Yolanda Griffith-SAC .321
3. Tamika Catchings-IND .289
4. Sheryl Swoopes-HOU .279
5. Taj McWilliams-Franklin-CON .278
6. Kara Lawson-SAC .261
7. DeMya Walker-SAC .251
8. Nicole Powell-SAC .250
9. Lindsay Whalen-CON .241
10. Margo Dydek-CON .238
   

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Sheryl Swoopes
Rookie of the Year: Temeka Johnson
Defensive Player of the Year: Tamika Catchings
Most Improved Player: Nicole Powell

All-WNBA Teams

1st Team
Sue Bird
Yolanda Griffith
Lauren Jackson
Deanna Nolan
Sheryl Swoopes
2nd Team
Tamika Catchings
Becky Hammon
Lisa Leslie
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Diana Taurasi