WNBA Playoffs History: 2004

Betty Lennox was the 2004 Finals M.V.P.
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Storm Block Out the Sun for the Title
2004 WNBA Finals MVP Betty Lennox led the Storm to their first ever WNBA title in three games over the Connecticut Sun. Acquired in the dispersal draft from the defunct Cleveland Rockers, Lennox outshined Jackson, acknowledged as the best player in the world, and Bird, a star point guard. Lennox averaged 22.3 points in the series to earn Most Valuable Player honors. Seattle coach Anne Donovan made history by becoming the first female coach to guide a team to the WNBA title.

First Round
- Connecticut defeats Washington, 2-1
Washington 67, Connecticut 59 (Sept. 25)
Connecticut 80, Washington 70 (Sept. 27)
Connecticut 76, Washington 56 (Sept. 29)

- New York defeats Detroit, 2-1
New York 75, Detroit 62 (Sept. 24)
Detroit 76, New York 66 (Sept. 26)
New York 66, Detroit 64 (Sept. 28)

- Seattle defeats Minnesota, 2-0
Seattle 70, Minnesota 58 (Sept. 25)
Seattle 64, Minnesota 54 (Sept. 27)

- Sacramento defeats Los Angeles, 2-1
Sacramento 72, Los Angeles 52 (Sept. 24)
Los Angeles 71, Sacramento 57 (Sept. 26)
Sacramento 73, Los Angeles 58 (Sept. 28)

Conference Finals
- Connecticut defeats New York, 2-0
Connecticut 61, New York 51 (Oct. 1)
Connecticut 60, New York 57 (Oct. 3)

- Seattle defeats Sacramento, 2-1
Sacramento 74, Seattle 72 OT (Oct. 1)
Seattle 66, Sacramento 54 (Oct. 3)
Seattle 82, Sacramento 62 (Oct. 5)

- Seattle defeats Connecticut, 2-1
Connecticut 68, Seattle 64 (Oct. 8)
Seattle 67, Connecticut 65 (Sept. 14)
Seattle 74, Connecticut 60 (Sept. 16)

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