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Western Conference (WNBA)

Western Conference
League WNBA
Sport Basketball
Inaugural season 1997
No. of teams 6
Most recent champion(s) Minnesota Lynx
Most titles Tie: Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx (4)

The Western Conference of the Women's National Basketball Association is made up of six teams.

The Western Conference playoffs is divided into two playoff rounds, The Conference Semi-Finals and The Conference Finals with the winner of the Conference Championship facing the Eastern Conference champion in the WNBA Finals to determine the WNBA champion. All in-conference playoff series are best-of-three.

Contents

  • Current Western Conference 1
    • Former teams 1.1
  • Western Conference champions 2
  • Conference Championship count 3
  • All-time conference standings 4
    • 2015 Season 4.1
    • 2014 Season 4.2
    • 2013 Season 4.3
    • 2012 Season 4.4
    • 2011 Season 4.5
    • 2010 Season 4.6
    • 2009 Season 4.7
    • 2008 Season 4.8
    • 2007 Season 4.9
    • 2006 Season 4.10
    • 2005 Season 4.11
    • 2004 Season 4.12
    • 2003 Season 4.13
    • 2002 Season 4.14
    • 2001 Season 4.15
    • 2000 Season 4.16
    • 1999 Season 4.17
    • 1998 Season 4.18
    • 1997 Season 4.19

Current Western Conference

Former teams

Defunct

Relocated

Western Conference champions

WNBA Champions in bold

Conference Championship count

All-time conference standings

2015 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
z - Minnesota Lynx 22 12 .647 13–4 9–8 16–6
x - Phoenix Mercury 20 14 .588 2 13–4 7–10 15–7
x - Tulsa Shock 18 16 .529 4 12–5 6–11 11–11
x - Los Angeles Sparks 14 20 .412 8 9–8 5–12 10–12
e - Seattle Storm 10 24 .294 12 8–9 2–15 8–14
e - San Antonio Stars 8 26 .235 14 7–10 1–16 6–16

2014 Season

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 y-Phoenix Mercury 29 5 .853 - 34
2 x-Minnesota Lynx 25 9 .735 4.0 34
3 x-San Antonio Stars 16 18 .471 13.0 34
4 x-Los Angeles Sparks 16 18 .471 13.0 34
5 e-Tulsa Shock 12 22 .353 17.0 34
6 e-Seattle Storm 12 22 .353 17.0 34

2013 Season

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Minnesota Lynx 26 8 .765 - 34
2 x-Los Angeles Sparks 24 10 .706 2 34
3 x-Phoenix Mercury 19 15 .559 7 34
4 x-Seattle Storm 17 17 .500 9 34
5 e-San Antonio Silver Stars 12 22 .353 14 34
6 e-Tulsa Shock 11 23 .324 15 34

2012 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx z 27 7 .794 16–1 11–6 17–5
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 3.0 16–1 8–9 15–7
San Antonio Silver Stars x 21 13 .618 6.0 12–5 9–8 14–8
Seattle Storm x 16 18 .471 11.0 10–7 6–11 11–11
Tulsa Shock o 9 25 .265 18.0 6–11 3–14 5–17
Phoenix Mercury o 7 27 .206 20.0 3–14 4–13 4–18

2011 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Minnesota Lynx x 27 7 .794 14–3 13–4 18–4
Seattle Storm x 21 13 .618 6.0 15–2 6–11 15–7
Phoenix Mercury x 19 15 .559 8.0 11–6 8–9 11–11
San Antonio Silver Stars x 18 16 .529 9.0 9–8 9–8 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks o 15 19 .441 12.0 10–7 5–12 10–12
Tulsa Shock o 3 31 .088 24.0 2–15 1–16 1–21

2010 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Seattle Storm x 28 6 .824 17–0 11–6 20–2
Phoenix Mercury x 15 19 .441 13.0 9–8 6–11 13–9
San Antonio Silver Stars x 14 20 .412 14.0 8–9 6–11 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks x 13 21 .382 15.0 8–9 5–12 10–12
Minnesota Lynx o 13 21 .382 15.0 7–10 6–11 8–14
Tulsa Shock o 6 28 .176 22.0 4–13 2–15 4–18

2009 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Phoenix Mercury x 23 11 .676 12–5 11–6 13–7
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 3.0 13–4 7–10 13–7
Los Angeles Sparks x 18 16 .529 5.0 11–6 7–10 11–9
San Antonio Silver Stars x 15 19 .441 8.0 10–7 5–12 10–10
Minnesota Lynx o 14 20 .412 9.0 9–8 5–12 7–13
Sacramento Monarchs o 12 22 .353 11.0 7–10 5–12 6–14

2008 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
San Antonio Silver Stars x 24 10 .706 15–2 9–8 10–10
Seattle Storm x 22 12 .647 2.0 16–1 6–11 13–7
Los Angeles Sparks x 20 14 .588 4.0 12–5 8–9 12–8
Sacramento Monarchs x 18 16 .529 13–4 5–12 6.0 9–11
Houston Comets o 17 17 .500 7.0 13–4 4–13 10–10
Minnesota Lynx o 16 18 .471 8.0 10–7 6–11 8–12
Phoenix Mercury o 16 18 .471 8.0 9–8 7–10 8–12

2007 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Phoenix Mercury x 23 11 .676 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

2006 Season

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

2005 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Sacramento Monarchs x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 17–5
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 5.0 14–3 6–11 13–9
Houston Comets x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 11–11
Los Angeles Sparks x 17 17 .500 8.0 11–6 6–11 12–10
Phoenix Mercury o 16 18 .471 9.0 11–6 5–12 12–10
Minnesota Lynx o 14 20 .412 11.0 11–6 3–14 9–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 7 27 .206 18.0 5–12 2–15 3–19

2004 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 9 .735 15–2 10–7 16–6
Seattle Storm x 20 14 .588 5.0 13–4 7–10 13–9
Minnesota Lynx x 18 16 .529 7.0 11–6 7–10 12–10
Sacramento Monarchs x 18 16 .529 7.0 10–7 8–9 12–10
Phoenix Mercury o 17 17 .500 8.0 10–7 7–10 11–11
Houston Comets o 13 21 .382 12.0 9–8 4–13 7–15
San Antonio Silver Stars o 9 25 .265 16.0 6–11 3–14 6–16

2003 Season

Western Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Los Angeles Sparks x 24 10 .706 11–6 13–4 17–7
Houston Comets x 20 14 .588 4.0 14–3 6–11 14–10
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 15 .559 5.0 12–5 7–10 13–11
Minnesota Lynx x 18 16 .529 6.0 11–6 7–10 14–10
Seattle Storm o 18 16 .529 6.0 13–4 5–12 11–13
San Antonio Silver Stars o 12 22 .353 12.0 9–8 3–14 10–14
Phoenix Mercury o 8 26 .235 16.0 6–11 2–15 5–19

2002 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 7 .781 17–4
Houston Comets x 24 8 .750 16–5 1.0
Utah Starzz x 20 12 .625 12–9 5.0
Seattle Storm x 17 15 .531 10–11 8.0
Portland Fire o 16 16 .500 8–13 9.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 14 18 .438 8–13 11.0
Phoenix Mercury o 11 21 .344 7–14 14.0
Minnesota Lynx o 10 22 .313 6–15 15.0

2001 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 19–2
Sacramento Monarchs x 20 12 .625 13–8 8.0
Utah Starzz x 19 13 .594 11–10 9.0
Houston Comets x 19 13 .594 13–8 9.0
Phoenix Mercury o 13 19 .406 8–13 15.0
Minnesota Lynx o 12 20 .375 9–12 16.0
Portland Fire o 11 21 .344 5–16 17.0
Seattle Storm o 10 22 .313 6–15 18.0

2000 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 17–4
Houston Comets x 27 5 .844 17–4 1.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 11 .656 13–8 7.0
Phoenix Mercury x 20 12 .625 11–10 8.0
Utah Starzz o 18 14 .563 13–8 10.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 5–16 13.0
Portland Fire o 10 22 .313 4–17 18.0
Seattle Storm o 6 26 .188 4–17 22.0

1999 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Houston Comets x 26 6 .813 16–4
Los Angeles Sparks x 20 12 .625 12–8 6.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 19 13 .594 9–11 7.0
Phoenix Mercury o 15 17 .469 7–13 11.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 8–12 11.0
Utah Starzz o 15 17 .469 8–12 11.0

1998 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Houston Comets x 27 3 .900 15–1
Phoenix Mercury x 19 11 .633 10–6 8.0
Los Angeles Sparks o 12 18 .400 6–10 15.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 8 22 .267 5–11 19.0
Utah Starzz o 8 22 .267 4–12 19.0

1997 Season

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Phoenix Mercury x 16 12 .571 9–3
Los Angeles Sparks o 14 14 .500 8–4 2.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 10 18 .357 4–8 6.0
Utah Starzz o 7 21 .250 3–9 9.0
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