WNBA Playoffs History: 2001

Charlotte's Allison Feaster shoots against L.A.'s Tamecka Dixon.
2001 WNBA Playoffs Gallery.

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2001 PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
PPG
Lisa Leslie L.A. 22.3
Yolanda Griffith Sacramento 21.2
Adrienne Goodson Utah 15.5
Vickie Johnson New York 14.8
Elena Baranova Miami 14.7
REBOUNDING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
RPG
Lisa Leslie L.A. 12.3
Yolanda Griffith Sacramento 8.8
Tiffani Johnson Houston 8.5
Tari Phillips New York 8.2
Adrienne Goodson Utah 8.0
Natalie Williams Utah 8.0
ASSISTS LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
APG
Ticha Penicheiro Sacramento 6.6
Helen Darling Cleveland 6.3
Ukari Figgs L.A. 5.9
Jennifer Azzi Utah 5.0
Vickie Johnson New York 4.7
Teresa Weatherspoon New York 4.7
L.A. Sparkles in WNBA Championship
The Los Angeles Sparks proved that they could handle the pressures of top billing during this postseason, and the No. 1 team celebrated its first WNBA title after a two-game sweep of the Charlotte Sting. Lisa Leslie's Most Valuable Player performance made her the first WNBA player to sweep all three MVP awards -- regular-season, All-Star and Finals -- in the same season.

First Round
- Charlotte defeats Cleveland, 2-1
Charlotte 53, Cleveland 46 (Aug. 16)
Cleveland 69, Charlotte 51 (Aug. 18)
Charlotte 72, Cleveland 64 (Aug. 20)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- New York defeats Miami, 2-1
New York 62, Miami 46 (Aug. 17)
Miami 53, New York 50 (Aug. 19)
New York 72, Miami 61 (Aug. 21)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Los Angeles defeats Houston, 2-0
Los Angeles 64, Houston 59 (Aug. 18)
Los Angeles 70, Houston 58 (Aug. 20)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Sacramento defeats Utah, 2-0
Sacramento 89, Utah 65 (Aug. 17)
Sacramento 71, Utah 66 (Aug. 19)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Conference Finals
- Charlotte defeats New York, 2-1
New York 61, Charlotte 57 (Aug. 24)
Charlotte 62, New York 53 (Aug. 26)
Charlotte 48, New York 44 (Aug. 27)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Los Angeles defeats Sacramento, 2-1
L.A. 74, Sacramento 73 (Aug. 24)
Sacramento 80, L.A. 60 (Aug. 26)
L.A. 93, Sacramento 62 (Aug. 27)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Finals
- Los Angeles defeats Charlotte, 2-0
L.A. 75, Charlotte 66 (Aug. 30)
L.A. 82, Charlotte 54 (Sept. 1)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

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Odyssey Sims Career-High

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

Skylar Diggins Career-High

Skylar Diggins scores a career-high 34 points in the Shocks game versus the Stars.

Sky vs. Fever

Sylvia Fowles scores 21 points and pulls down 10 rebounds to lead the Sky to a 60-57 victory over the Fever.

Shock vs. Stars

Kayla McBride scores 23 points and the Stars overcome career-highs by Sims and Diggins to beat Tulsa 95-93.

Mercury vs. Storm

Diana Taurasi scores 22 points to lead the Mercury to their 13th straight win and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Storm.