2012 Season Highlights

2012 Season Highlights
As we close out the 2012 season, we take a look back at the highlights from the Silver Stars 10th season in Texas…

  • The Silver Stars qualified for the Playoffs for the sixth-consecutive season … It marks the third-longest active postseason streak in the WNBA behind Seattle (nine-consecutive) and Indiana (eight-consecutive)
  • San Antonio posted the franchise’s fourth all-time 20-win season, finishing at 21-15 overall … The 21 wins were the second-most in franchise history, behind 24 wins in 2008 … The team’s .583 win percentage was the third-best in franchise history behind the 2008 and 2002 seasons
  • San Antonio posted a franchise-record 12-game win streak from June 24 to August 21 … The streak was the longest in the WNBA for the 2012 season and tied for third-best in league history with the Connecticut Sun, who won 12-consecutive games from July 16 – Aug. 9, 2006
  • The Silver Stars also set franchise records in consecutive road wins – seven from June 24 through Aug. 19 – and consecutive home wins – nine from June 1 through Aug. 25.
  • San Antonio posted the largest comeback and largest turnaround in franchise history with its 88-72 win at Indiana on July 5 … The Silver Stars rallied from an 18-point deficit to a 16-point win for a 34-point turnaround.
  • The Silver Stars twice tied the franchise record for 3-point field goals made in a single game … San Antonio netted 13 3-point field goals against Minnesota on July 1 and connected on 13 3-point field goals against the defending champs again in the regular-season finale on Sept. 23.
  • San Antonio’s 14 offensive rebounds in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals set a franchise playoff game record.
  • The Silver Stars led the WNBA with the fewest average turnovers per game (13.05) and fouls per game (15.61)
  • The Silver Stars set franchise season records in…
    • Regular-season field goals made (1,024)
    • Field goals made per game overall (30.3)
    • Field goals made per game playoffs (34.0)
    • Regular-season field goal attempts (2,301)
    • Field goal attempts per game overall (68.1)
    • Field goal attempts per game playoffs (75.0)
    • Regular-season 3-point field goal percentage (.375)
    • Offensive rebounds per game playoffs (13.0)
    • Regular-season assists (642)
    • Assists per game overall (18.8)
    • Regular-season points (2,790)
    • Points per game overall (82.5)
    • Points per game playoffs (90.0)
    • Regular-season steals (302)
  • Guard Danielle Robinson and forward Sophia Young earned Second-Team All-Defensive honors … It marked the first league All-Defensive honors for the Silver Stars since 2008 and the first time in franchise history two teammates earned All-Defensive honors in the same season.
  • The Silver Stars earned back-to-back WNBA Player of the Week nods for the third time in franchise history, with forward Sophia Young winning on June 25 and guard Becky Hammon winning for July 9
  • Rookie guard Shenise Johnson set a franchise rookie record for 3-point field goal percentage against Minnesota in the regular-season finale on Sept. 23 … Johnson went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, besting the previous mark of 3-for-3, last accomplished by Shanna Crossley in 2006 … It marked the 40th all-time perfect performance from beyond the arc in franchise history.
  • Johnson led all rookies in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc for the season … The mark also ranks second in the franchise rookie record books.
  • Veteran guard Becky Hammon twice matched a franchise record with seven made 3-point field goals … Hammon made seven 3-point field goals against Phoenix on June 1 and again against Minnesota on July 1 … The feat has been accomplished six times in franchise history, five by Hammon.
  • Young set a franchise record for steals in a season with 79, besting the prior record of 77 set by Debbie Black in 1999 … She ranked third in the WNBA with 2.24 steals per game
  • Robinson led the WNBA in assist to turnover ratio (2.70)
  • Hammon ranked second in the league in total assists (176) and third in assists per game (5.3)
  • San Antonio was one of two teams with two players among the Top 10 league leaders in assists per game – Becky Hammon (3rd – 5.3) and Danielle Robinson (10th – 4.3)
  • Center Jayne Appel ranked fifth in the WNBA in field goal percentage (55.3) and third in rebounds per 40 minutes (13.6)
  • Guard Jia Perkins ranked second in the league in steals to turnover ratio (1.83) and steals per personal fouls (1.21)