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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Sun vs. Dream

Angel McCoughtry scores 25 points, Tiffany Hayes adds 23 points as the Dream snap their four-game losing streak with a win over the Sun.

Fever vs. Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike scores 21 points and Alana Beard adds 17 to help the Sparks beat the Fever, 77-73.

Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.