WNBA Playoffs History: 1998

Head coach Cheryl Miller writes out the game plan for the Mercury.
1998 WNBA Playoffs Gallery

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1998 PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
PPG
Cynthia Cooper Houston 25.8
Isabelle Fijalkowski Cleveland 17.7
Jennifer Gillom Phoenix 17.0
Tracy Reid Charlotte 16.0
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 14.6
ASSISTS LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
APG
Andrea Stinson Charlotte 6.5
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 5.2
Michelle Timms Phoenix 5.2
Suzie McConnell Serio Cleveland 5.0
Kim Perrot Houston 5.0
Tora Suber Charlotte 5.0
Comets Fly High in Championship
If the 1998 WNBA Championship Series seemed to be a case of dj vu, well that's because so much was similar to the year before. The Houston Comets were crowned champions again and superstar Cynthia Cooper repeated as regular season MVP and Championship MVP. Despite the similarities, however, there were some important differences between the two years.

Semifinals
- Houston defeats Charlotte, 2-0
Houston 85, Charlotte 71 (Aug. 22)
Houston 77, Charlotte 61 (Aug. 24)
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- Phoenix defeats Cleveland, 2-1
Phoenix 78, Cleveland 68 (Aug. 22)
Cleveland 67, Phoenix 66 (Aug. 24)
Phoenix 71, Cleveland 60 (Aug. 25)
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Championship
- Houston defeats Phoenix, 2-1
Phoenix 54, Houston 51 (Aug. 27)
Houston 74, Phoenix 69 (OT) (Aug. 29)
Houston 80, Phoenix 71 (Sept. 1)
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REBOUNDING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
RPG
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 10.0
Tina Thompson Houston 9.2
Isabelle Fijalkowski Cleveland 9.0
Jennifer Gillom Phoenix 7.8
Rhonda Mapp Charlotte 7.0
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