From WNBA Draft in April to the best All-Star Game ever in Connecticut in July to Sacramento finally winning a WNBA title, 2005 was another terrific year in the WNBA and yet another brilliant year in photography. With WNBA photographers in every arena at every game, there were literally thousands of great shots to remember the league's ninth season. A good shot captures the moment, shows a players' emotion and always leaves a lasting impression.

For the second straight year, WNBA fans chose their favorite photograph from the past season in an elimination, playoff-style format. This year, the winning photograph was snapped late in the second half of the WNBA All-Star Game in Connecticut on July 9. Detroit Shock guard Deanna Nolan attempted not one but two slam dunks, narrowly missing on both chances. On the first effort, she actually hit the back of the rim, getting up over the cylinder. Nolan may have come up just short on this dunk attempt, but she most certainly can throw down. Congratulations to Tweety, veteran NBA photographer Nathaniel S. Butler and all of the candidates in 2005.

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Taurasi Soars in '04

Last season, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was chosen as the best photograph of 2004 by the fans.

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Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.