2002 Houston Comets season
CoachVan Chancellor
ArenaCompaq Center
Attendance10,866 per game
Results
Record24–8 (.750)
Place2nd (Western)
Playoff finishLost First Round (2-1) to Utah Starzz

The 2002 WNBA season was the sixth season for the Houston Comets. They made their best record in two years at 24-8. Despite with that, they eventually lost in the first round to the Utah Starzz.

Offseason

WNBA Draft

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
1 10 Michelle Snow (C)  United States Tennessee
3 42 Shondra Johnson (G)  United States Alabama
4 58 Cori Enghusen (C)  United States Stanford

Regular season

Season standings

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

Season schedule

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 27 Los Angeles 55-68 Loss 0-1
May 29 Phoenix 61-56 Win 1-1
June 1 @ Cleveland 69-65 (OT) Win 2-1
June 3 @ Charlotte 52-67 Loss 2-2
June 5 @ Indiana 56-45 Win 3-2
June 9 Sacramento 75-62 Win 4-2
June 11 Charlotte 78-66 Win 5-2
June 13 @ Washington 64-70 Loss 5-3
June 15 Minnesota 51-50 Win 6-3
June 18 @ Miami 53-46 Win 7-3
June 21 Phoenix 61-59 Win 8-3
June 23 @ Portland 71-58 Win 9-3
June 25 @ Minnesota 73-55 Win 10-3
June 28 Utah 73-57 Win 11-3
June 30 @ Los Angeles 60-58 Win 12-3
July 3 @ Utah 78-67 Win 13-3
July 6 Detroit 61-40 Win 14-3
July 9 Seattle 67-59 Win 15-3
July 11 @ Phoenix 52-58 Loss 15-4
July 12 @ Sacramento 74-60 Win 16-4
July 17 @ Utah 67-75 Loss 16-5
July 19 @ Portland 60-70 Loss 16-6
July 20 @ Seattle 56-54 Win 17-6
July 23 Seattle 66-54 Win 18-6
July 25 Miami 69-60 Win 19-6
July 28 @ New York 56-62 Loss 19-7
July 30 Portland 89-59 Win 20-7
August 3 Orlando 69-62 Win 21-7
August 6 Cleveland 67-54 Win 22-7
August 8 @ Los Angeles 67-64 Win 23-7
August 10 Sacramento 59-61 Loss 23-8
August 13 Minnesota 63-51 Win 24-8
August 16 (First Round, G1) @ Utah 59-66 Loss 0-1
August 18 (First Round, G2) Utah 83-77 (OT) Win 1-1
August 20 (First Round, G3) Utah 72-75 Loss 1-2

Player stats

Player Minutes Field Goals Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Points
Sheryl Swoopes 1154 221 158 107 88 23 592
Tina Thompson 1052 176 217 62 25 20 485
Janeth Arcain 1116 128 126 86 51 6 364
Tiffani Johnson 815 77 173 39 17 24 201
Michelle Snow 480 45 119 13 12 26 125
Grace Daley 185 16 23 16 3 1 63
Kelley Gibson 276 21 20 14 8 7 60
Sonja Henning 521 18 58 51 23 6 44
Coquese Washington 349 17 41 31 13 0 44
Tynesha Lewis 145 13 18 9 3 3 34
Rebecca Lobo 132 15 23 12 1 5 34
Rita Williams 85 5 6 7 11 0 19
Tammy Jackson 69 3 13 1 3 3 6
Amanda Lassiter 46 0 6 2 2 2 1

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