2006 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2006 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Joe Bryant
Arena Staples Center
Attendance 8,311 per game
Results
Record 25–9
(.735)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Lost Conference Finals (2-0) to Sacramento Monarchs
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
< 2005 2007 >

The 2006 WNBA season was the tenth season for the Los Angeles Sparks. The team went for the best record in the West, but were still unable to return to the WNBA Finals, losing in the conference finals to the Sacramento Monarchs, 2 games to 0.

Offseason

Expansion Draft

Laura Macchi was selected by the Chicago Sky in the Expansion Draft.

WNBA Draft

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 5 Lisa Willis (G)  United States UCLA
2 22 Willnett Crockett (F)  United States Connecticut
3 36 Tiffany Porter-Talbert (G)  United States Western Kentucky

Regular season

Season standings

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 15–5
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 13 .618 4.0 14–3 7–10 10–10
Houston Comets x 18 16 .529 7.0 12–5 6–11 11–9
Seattle Storm x 18 16 .529 7.0 9–8 9–8 10–10
Phoenix Mercury o 18 16 .529 7.0 10–7 8–9 8–12
San Antonio Silver Stars o 13 21 .382 12.0 6–11 7–10 10–10
Minnesota Lynx o 10 24 .294 15.0 8–9 2–15 6–14

Season schedule

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 21 @ Seattle 67-90 Loss 0-1
May 23 @ Charlotte 72-65 Win 1-1
May 25 @ San Antonio 80-71 Win 2-1
May 30 @ Chicago 64-55 Win 3-1
May 31 @ Minnesota 71-114 Loss 3-2
June 3 @ New York 79-89 (OT) Loss 3-3
June 7 Detroit 86-78 Win 4-3
June 9 Chicago 73-65 Win 5-3
June 13 Phoenix 98-84 Win 6-3
June 17 Connecticut 82-70 Win 7-3
June 18 Sacramento 80-69 Win 8-3
June 21 Houston 75-55 Win 9-3
June 23 @ Sacramento 77-63 Win 10-3
June 25 San Antonio 105-80 Win 11-3
June 28 Seattle 67-75 Loss 11-4
June 30 Phoenix 85-83 Win 12-4
July 1 Washington 80-75 Win 13-4
July 3 San Antonio 63-85 Loss 13-5
July 5 Houston 74-62 Win 14-5
July 7 Indiana 72-60 Win 15-5
July 8 Charlotte 66-64 Win 16-5
July 14 @ Phoenix 95-85 Win 17-5
July 16 @ Minnesota 90-78 Win 18-5
July 18 New York 70-62 Win 19-5
July 21 @ Detroit 59-73 Loss 19-6
July 22 @ Indiana 73-68 Win 20-6
July 25 @ Houston 56-52 Win 21-6
July 26 @ San Antonio 81-67 Win 22-6
July 30 @ Seattle 71-70 Win 23-6
August 1 @ Washington 74-84 Loss 23-7
August 3 @ Connecticut 63-72 Loss 23-8
August 5 @ Phoenix 80-96 Loss 23-9
August 9 Sacramento 69-58 Win 24-9
August 13 Minnesota 78-59 Win 25-9
August 18
1st Round, G1
@ Seattle 72-84 Loss 0-1
August 20
1st Round, G2
Seattle 78-70 Win 1-1
August 22
1st Round, G3
Seattle 68-63 Win 2-1
August 24
West Finals, G1
@ Sacramento 61-64 Loss 2-2
August 26
West Finals, G2
Sacramento 58-72 Loss 2-3

Player stats

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Lisa Leslie 34 323 108 51 57 680
Chamique Holdsclaw 25 152 56 34 9 375
Mwadi Mabika 32 64 48 19 6 272
Temeka Johnson 32 97 161 47 1 255
Tamara Moore 34 71 65 33 8 206
Murriel Page 34 121 33 17 9 167
Christi Thomas 27 143 26 20 14 164
Jessica Moore 34 98 24 22 9 147
Doneeka Lewis 34 42 66 14 4 131
Lisa Willis 24 43 10 26 0 111
Brandi Davis 14 13 8 5 1 41
Emmiline Ndongue 16 23 2 7 8 18
Tiffany Stansbury 4 7 2 1 2 6
Mfon Udoka 1 3 1 0 0 2
Dalivorka Vilipic 2 2 0 0 1 0

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