Katie Smith’s Season Review 2003

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Smith's Season Highs
Points: 34 (7/10)
Rebounds: 8 (7/16)
Assists: 6 (2 times)
Steals: 3 (5/24)
Minutes: 41 (6/1)


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Guard * 5-11
Fifth WNBA season
College: Ohio State '96

WNBA Playerfile




Named to the All-WNBA First Team, her fourth consecutive all-league honor and the second time she's been named to the first team
Established career highs in field-goal accuracy (45.7%), three-point accuracy (39.0%) and rebounding (4.1 rpg)
Finished fifth in the WNBA at 18.2 ppg
Also ranked sixth in minutes (34.9 mpg), seventh in FT% (88.1%), 14th in 3FG% and 17th in FG%
Started all 34 games
Led the Lynx in scoring for the fourth straight season
Moved past Cynthia Cooper for fifth place on the WNBA's career scoring chart on July 16
Poured in 34 points July 10 vs. Connecticut, the 10th 30-point night of her career and the WNBA's single-game high this season
Also became the first player in U.S. women's pro basketball history to reach the 4,000-point mark in that game
Scored in double figures 30 times, and recorded 20+ points 14 times
Minnesota went 16-9 when she scored 15+ points (2-7 when tallying less than 15)
Scored the 2,500th point of her WNBA career July 1 at Houston, the seventh player in league history to reach that plateau
At 139 games, became the second-fastest player to reach that mark (Cooper, 117 games)
Tied WNBA marks for three-pointers made in a game (7) and half (5, 1st) while scoring 30 points June 14 at Seattle
The WNBA's all-time leader in three-point FGM, she now has 365
Recorded her 500th professional three-pointer June 27 vs. Phoenix
Went 0-for-2 from three-point range Aug. 4 vs. Phoenix, snapping her WNBA-record string of 32 straight games with a made trey
Hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer against Seattle on Aug. 2
Contributed 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 41 minutes as the Lynx defeated Houston for the first time ever (June 1)
Hit her first six shots en route to a game-high 19 points in a win at Washington on June 29
Scored a game-high 27 points in a comeback victory Aug. 9 at Sacramento; 12-for-14 effort from the line marked season highs
Grabbed her 500th career rebound Aug. 2 vs. Seattle
Had a season-high eight boards July 16 vs. San Antonio
Handed out a season-high six assists Aug. 14 vs. Los Angeles and May 24 vs. Sacramento
Led the team in scoring 22 times, in rebounding four times, and in assists five times
Selected by Western Conference coaches to make her fourth straight All-Star Game appearance
Averaged a team-leading 17.3 points per game during the three-game playoff series with Los Angeles, adding 4.3 rpg and 3.0 apg
Scored 23 points including the game-tying three-pointer with 24.4 seconds remaining as the Lynx came back from a 21-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Sparks by 2 in Game 1
The only remaining player from Minnesota's inaugural campaign in 1999

2003 Averages REB PER GAME
G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
Season 34 34 34.9 .457 .390 .881 1.20 2.90 4.10 2.5 .74 .18 1.97 3.30 18.2
Playoffs 3 3 40.0 .429 .357 .917 1.00 3.30 4.30 3.0 .33 .00 2.67 3.70 17.3

2003 Totals REBOUNDS
G GS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Season 34 34 1,185 208-455 78-200 126-143 40 98 138 84 25 6 67 112 620
Playoffs 3 3 120 18-42 5-14 11-12 3 10 13 9 1 0 8 11 52