WNBA Playoffs History: 2000

Houston's Cynthia Cooper raises the Comets' fourth trophy.
2000 WNBA Playoffs Gallery

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2000 PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
PPG
Cynthia Cooper Houston 22.7
Ruthie Bolton Sacramento 19.5
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 18.8
Lisa Leslie L.A. 18.8
Mwadi Mabika L.A. 17.5
REBOUNDING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
RPG
Yolanda Griffith Sacramento 12.0
Lisa Leslie L.A. 10.3
Tina Thompson Houston 8.0
Taj McWilliams-Franklin Orlando 7.7
Tari Phillips New York 7.6
ASSISTS LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
APG
Ticha Penicheiro Sacramento 7.0
Teresa Weatherspoon New York 7.0
Nikki McCray Washington 6.5
Jennifer Gillom Phoenix 5.0
Lisa Harrison Phoenix 5.0
Comets Make It Four for Four
The Comets battled in overtime on Sunday, Aug. 27 to complete a two-game sweep of Eastern Conference rival New York and earn their fourth consecutive WNBA title. The Comets claimed the crown and silenced the skeptics who had pegged them as postseason underdogs.

First Round
- Cleveland defeats Orlando, 2-1
Orlando 62, Cleveland 55 (Aug. 11)
Cleveland 63, Orlando 54 (Aug. 13)
Cleveland 72, Orlando 43 (Aug. 15)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- New York defeats Washington, 2-0
New York 72, Washington 63 (Aug. 12)
New York 78, Washington 57 (Aug. 14)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Los Angeles defeats Phoenix, 2-0
L.A. 86, Phoenix 71 (Aug. 11)
L.A. 101, Phoenix 76 (Aug. 13)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Houston defeats Sacramento, 2-0
Houston 72, Sacramento 64 (Aug. 12)
Houston 75, Sacramento 70 (Aug. 14)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Conference Finals
- Houston defeats Los Angeles, 2-0
Houston 77, Los Angeles 56 (Aug. 17)
Houston 74, Los Angeles 69 (Aug. 20)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- New York defeats Cleveland, 2-1
Cleveland 56, New York 43 (Aug. 17)
New York 51, Cleveland 45 (Aug. 20)
New York 81, Cleveland 67 (Aug. 21)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Championship
- Houston defeats New York, 2-0
Houston 59, New York 52 (Aug. 24)
Houston 79, New York 73 (OT) (Aug. 26)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

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