The results of WNBA.com's 2004 Fans Faves picks

Fan Faves 04: And the Winners Are ...

Sept. 23 -- We nominated. You voted. As the regular season came to an end, WNBA.com asked who you thought was most deserving for each of the four major regular-season awards. With the initial returns are in (it's never too late, you can still go to the pages and vote), here are the winner in the 2004 fan awards:

Most Valuable Player
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks (33%)
Leslie was third in the league in scoring (17.6 points per game), first in rebounding (9.9 rpg) and her team had the best regular season record (25-9). Any questions?
Second place: Lauren Jackson, Seattle (22%)
Third place: Tina Thompson, Houston (19%)
Fan-Faves 04: Most Valuable Player


Rookie of the Year
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury (66%)
Led the Mercury to nine more wins than the year before (from eight to 17), while leading all rookies in scoring with 17.0 points per game.
Second place: Alana Beard, Washington (21%)
Third place: Lindsay Whalen, Connecticut (10%)
Fan-Faves 04: Rookie of the Year


Defensive Player of the Year
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks (32%)
Led the league in blocks per game (2.88), defensive rebounds per game (8.1) and finished in the top 15 in steals (1.47 spg).
Second place: Sheryl Swoopes, Houston (28%)
Third place: Tamika Catchings, Indiana (17%)
Fan-Faves 04: Defensive Player of the Year


Coach of the Year
Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun (32%)
For the second consecutive season, Thibault led the Sun to the postseason. Only this season, the Sun are the top seed in the East.
Second place: Anne Donovan, Seattle (24%)
Third place: Carrie Graf, Phoenix (23%)
Fan-Faves 04: Coach of the Year


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Video

Charles' Double-Double

Tina Charles goes off for a monster double-double with 31 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Liberty over the Sparks.

Liberty vs. Sparks

Tina Charles records 31 points and 16 rebounds, adds 16 points as the Liberty defeat the Sparks.

Robinson's Game-winner

All Star Point Guard Danielle Robinson stepped up for the Stars and put in the go ahead layup to win the game!

Sun vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 23 points and dishes out six assists to lift the Mystics past the Sun.

Odyssey Sims Career-High

Odyssey Sims goes for a career-high 39 points in the Shocks game versus the Stars.