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2007 Phoenix Mercury season

2007 Phoenix Mercury season
Head Coach Paul Westhead
Arena U.S. Airways Center
Attendance 7,737 per game
Results
Record 23–11
(.676)
Place 1st (Western)
Playoff Finish Won WNBA Finals
Phoenix Mercury seasons
< 2006 2008 >

The 2007 WNBA season was the 11th for the Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury won their first WNBA championship.

Offseason

WNBA Draft

The following are the Mercury's selections in the 2007 WNBA Draft.

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Transactions

  • February 5: The Mercury re-signed Jennifer Lacy and Jen Derevjanik.
  • February 21: The Mercury traded Sandora Irvin to the San Antonio Silver Stars for a second-round pick in the 2008 draft.
  • March 8: The Mercury re-signed free agent Penny Taylor.
  • March 20: The Mercury signed Adriana Moises.
  • April 4: The Mercury traded the draft rights to Lindsey Harding to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Tangela Smith.
  • April 5: The Mercury waived Kamila Vodichkova.
  • April 25: The Mercury waived Michelle Campbell and Jocelyn Penn.
  • April 26: The Mercury waived Charity Egenti and Yolanda Jones.
  • May 1: The Mercury waived Natalie Nakase.
  • May 10: The Mercury waived Chloe Kerr and Carrie Moore.
  • May 14: The Mercury waived Chrissy Givens.
  • May 17: The Mercury waived Leah Rush, Tyresa Smith and Mandisa Stevenson.
  • May 18: The Mercury waived Kwe Ryong Kim and Crystal Smith.
  • June 21: The Mercury waived Adriana Moises.
  • July 5: The Mercury signed Teana Miller.

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Free agents

Roster

2007 Phoenix Mercury Finals roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
PG 24 United States Derevjanik, Jennifer 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 140 lb (64 kg) George Mason
G 21 United States Lacy, Jennifer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Pepperdine
SG 33 United States Mazzante, Kelly 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Penn State
PG 2 United States Miller, Kelly 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 140 lb (64 kg) Georgia
C 5 United States Miller, Teana 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Tulane
SG 23 United States Pondexter, Cappie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Rutgers
C 11 United States Schumacher, Kelly 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Connecticut
C 0 United States Scott, Olympia 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Stanford
C 50 United States Smith, Tangela 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Iowa
G 12 Australia Snell, Belinda 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Australia
G/F 3 United States Taurasi, Diana 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Connecticut
F 13 Australia Taylor, Penny 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Australia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

Season standings

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Phoenix Mercury x 23 11 .706 12–5 11–6 17–5
San Antonio Silver Stars x 20 14 .588 3.0 9–8 11–6 13–9
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 15 .559 4.0 12–5 7–10 12–10
Seattle Storm x 17 17 .500 6.0 12–5 5–12 11–11
Houston Comets o 13 21 .382 10.0 7–10 6–11 10–12
Minnesota Lynx o 10 24 .294 13.0 7–10 3–14 8–14
Los Angeles Sparks o 10 24 .294 13.0 5–12 5–12 6–16

Schedule

Regular season

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 19 San Antonio 81-72 Win 1-0
May 23 @ Seattle 87-100 Loss 1-1
May 25 Houston 111-85 Win 2-1
May 29 Sacramento 76-75 Win 3-1
May 31 @ San Antonio 97-85 Win 4-1
June 2 @ Connecticut 67-76 Loss 4-2
June 3 @ New York 82-83 Loss 4-3
June 5 Minnesota 85-90 Loss 4-4
June 7 Chicago 80-66 Win 5-4
June 9 @ Sacramento 74-70 Win 6-4
June 13 @ Washington 69-86 Loss 6-5
June 15 @ Indiana 89-78 Win 7-5
June 20 Washington 101-106 Loss 7-6
June 22 Detroit 84-87 Loss 7-7
June 24 Houston 90-85 Win 8-7
June 30 @ Houston 92-75 Win 9-7
July 3 @ Minnesota 95-79 Win 10-7
July 6 Connecticut 111-109 (2OT) Win 11-7
July 8 @ Detroit 82-111 Loss 11-8
July 11 San Antonio 77-87 Loss 11-9
July 17 Seattle 89-79 Win 12-9
July 20 Los Angeles 77-87 Loss 12-10
July 22 Minnesota 106-93 Win 13-10
July 25 @ Minnesota 103-79 Win 14-10
July 27 @ Chicago 98-96 Win 15-10
July 29 Indiana 80-75 Win 16-10
July 31 @ Houston 76-74 Win 17-10
August 2 @ San Antonio 84-79 Win 18-10
August 4 @ Seattle 101-111 Loss 18-11
August 7 @ Los Angeles 96-93 Win 19-11
August 9 New York 97-86 Win 20-11
August 11 Los Angeles 100-83 Win 21-11
August 17 @ Sacramento 101-91 Win 22-11
August 19 Sacramento 87-73 Win 23-11
August 24 (First Round, Game 1) @ Seattle 101-84 Win 1-0
August 26 (First Round, Game 2) Seattle 95-89 Win 2-0
August 30 (West Finals, Game 1) @ San Antonio 102-100 Win 3-0
September 1 (West Finals, Game 2) San Antonio 98-92 Win 4-0
September 5 (WNBA Finals, Game 1) @ Detroit 100-108 Loss 4-1
September 8 (WNBA Finals, Game 2) @ Detroit 98-70 Win 5-1
September 11 (WNBA Finals, Game 3) Detroit 83-88 Loss 5-2
September 13 (WNBA Finals, Game 4) Detroit 77-76 Win 6-2
September 15 (WNBA Finals, Game 5) @ Detroit 108-92 Win 7-2

Regular Season Statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader
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Awards and honors

References

External links

  • Mercury on Basketball Reference
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