WNBA Playoffs History: 2002

2002 Finals MVP Lisa Leslie shoots against New York's Tari Phillips.
Finals Galleries: Game 1 | Game 2
First round | Conference Finals

Noah Graham/WNBAE/Getty Images
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
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
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

- 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

More »


#LeanInTogether: NBA & WNBA Stars Are In–Are You?

See why LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Skylar Diggins, and Elena Delle Donne are leaning in for equality—and visit LeanInTogether.org to learn more. When men lean in for equality, everyone wins.

Douglas on Hosting All-Star

5-time WNBA All-Star Katie Douglas says it's an honor to host the 2015 All-Star and WNBA Draft at Mohegan Sun.

Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings Support Lauren Hill

Last week, Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University courageously took the floor for her first college game, refusing to let an inoperable brain tumor keep her from achieving her dream – and WNBA stars Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings were on hand to lend their support.

All-Access: NBA All-Star Relay

To promote healthy living, the NBA teamed up with New York Road Runners for the first-ever marathon relay.

Hammon Makes Coaching Debut

Becky Hammon makes history as the first woman to be a full time NBA coach.