1997 WNBA season

1997 WNBA Season

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1997 WNBA season

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The 1997 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's first in existence. It started off with 8 franchises: Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets, Los Angeles Sparks, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, Sacramento Monarchs, and the Utah Starzz. It featured an inaugural game between the New York Liberty and the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks lost to the New York Liberty, 67-57. The attendance at the Forum was 14,284. The season ended with the Comets defeating the Liberty in a one game series 65-51. Cynthia Cooper was named MVP of the game.

Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Season award winners

League Leaders

  • Chantel Tremitiere: Sacramento Monarchs, Minutes Played 1051
  • Cynthia Cooper: Houston Comets, Field Goals 191
  • Wendy Palmer: Utah Starzz, Field Goal Attempts, 420
  • Haixia Zheng: Los Angeles Sparks, Field Goal Percentage, .618
  • Cynthia Cooper: Houston Comets, 3-Pt Field Goals, 67
  • Ruthie Bolton: Sacramento Monarchs, 3-Pt Field Goal Attempts, 192
  • Eva Nemcova: Cleveland Rockers, 3-Pt Field Goal Percentage, .435
  • Cynthia Cooper: Houston Comets, Free Throws, 172
  • Cynthia Cooper: Houston Comets, Free Throw Attempts, 199
  • Bridget Pettis: Phoenix Mercury, Free Throw Percentage, .898
  • Latasha Byears: Sacramento Monarchs, Offensive Rebounds, 87
  • Lisa Leslie: Los Angeles Sparks, Defensive Rebounds, 203
  • Lisa Leslie: Los Angeles Sparks, Total Rebounds,......
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