WNBA Playoffs History: 2002

2002 Finals MVP Lisa Leslie shoots against New York's Tari Phillips.
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2002 PLAYOFFS SCORING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
PPG
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 24.3
Tamika Catchings Indiana 20.3
Lisa Leslie L.A. 19.3
Chamique Holdsclaw Washington 18.8
Tamika Whitmore New York 16.1
REBOUNDING LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
RPG
Tamika Catchings Indiana 10.7
Natalie Williams Utah 9.2
Margo Dydek Utah 8.8
Chamique Holdsclaw Washington 8.6
Olympia Scott-Richardson Indiana 8.0
Tina Thompson Houston 8.0
ASSISTS LEADERS
PLAYER
TEAM
APG
Nikki Teasley L.A. 7.8
Jennifer Azzi Utah 6.8
Teresa Weatherspoon New York 6.6
Sue Bird Seattle 6.0
Sheryl Swoopes Houston 5.7
Sparks Fly as L.A. Claims Title
For the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Sparks made short work of their WNBA Finals opponent, sweeping the New York Liberty, which has now been a bridesmaid in the Finals four times. For those keeping count, that gives L.A. a combined five NBA and WNBA titles in three years.

First Round
- New York defeats Indiana, 2-1
Indiana 73, New York 55 (Aug. 16)
New York 84, Indiana 65 (Aug. 18)
New York 75, Indiana 60 (Aug. 20)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Washington defeats Charlotte, 2-0
Washington 74, Charlotte 62 (Aug. 15)
Washington 62, Charlotte 59 (Aug. 17)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Los Angeles defeats Seattle, 2-0
Los Angeles 78, Seattle 61 (Aug. 15)
Los Angeles 69, Seattle 59 (Aug. 17)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Utah defeats Houston, 2-1
Utah 66, Houston 59 (Aug. 16)
Houston 83, Utah 77 (2OT) (Aug. 18)
Utah 75, Houston 72 (Aug. 20)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Conference Finals
- New York defeats Washington, 2-1
Washington 79, New York 74 (Aug. 22)
New York 96, Washington 79 (Aug. 24)
New York 64, Washington 57 (Aug. 25)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

- Los Angeles defeats Utah, 2-0
Los Angeles 75, Utah 67 (Aug. 22)
Los Angeles 103, Utah 77 (Aug. 24)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

Finals
- Los Angeles defeats New York, 2-0
L.A. 71, New York 63 (Aug. 29)
L.A. 69, New York 66 (Aug. 31)
Highlights: 56k | 300k

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Liberty vs. Storm

Cappie Pondexter scores 20 points, Tina Charles adds 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Liberty defeat the Storm in overtime.

Johnson's Triple-Double

Tameka Johnson records a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 rebounds in the Storm's tough loss to the Liberty.

Mercury vs. Sparks

DeWanna Bonner scores 22 potions, Britney Griner and Diana Taurasi each score 18 points as the Mercury defeat the Sparks.

Timeout: Katie Douglas

Take a timeout with Connecticut Sun All-Star, Katie Douglas.