2012 WNBA season
The 2012 season is the 16th season of the Women's National Basketball Association ( WNBA). The regular season began on May 18, 2012 with the opening game between the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks. After finishing the regular season, which was held until September 23, 2012, which began at the WNBA Playoffs Championship, which the Indiana Fever held on October 21 in the fourth finals against the Minnesota Lynx for themselves. Due to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London no All-Star Game took place this season.
- 2.1 mode
- 2.2 All-Star Game in 2012
- 2.3 Statements Tables
- 3.1 mode
- 3.2 Playoff Tree
- 3.3 Conference Semifinals ( Round 1 ) 3.3.1 Eastern Conference 18.104.22.168 ( 1) Connecticut Sun - (4 ) New York Liberty
- 22.214.171.124 ( 2) Indiana Fever - (3 ) Atlanta Dream
- 126.96.36.199 ( 1) Minnesota Lynx - (4 ) Seattle Storm
- 188.8.131.52 ( 2) Los Angeles Sparks - (3 ) San Antonio Silver Stars
- 3.4.1 Eastern Conference 184.108.40.206 ( 1) Connecticut Sun - (2 ) Indiana Fever
- 220.127.116.11 ( 1) Minnesota Lynx - (2 ) Los Angeles Sparks
- 3.5.1 (W1 ) Minnesota Lynx - (E2 ) Indiana Fever
- 3.5.2 WNBA champion team
- 4.1 All- WNBA teams
- 4.2 All- Rookie Team
- 4.3 All-Defensive Team
On November 10, 2011, a lottery on the selection order of the first five picks took place. In the lottery, the Los Angeles Sparks secured against the Chicago Sky, which submitted their pick of the Seattle Storm.
The WNBA Draft 2012 finally took place on 16 April 2012 at the Sparks chose the first pick as the American Nneka Ogwumike. After the Storm secured the rights to the US-American Shekinna Stricklen. Overall, the 12 franchises secured the rights to 36 players. The lion's share with 31 players represented the United States.
Top 5 picks
Abbreviations: Pos = Position G = Guard, F = Forward, C = Center
The 12 WNBA teams are divided into two Conferences, the Eastern Conference and Western Conference each comprising six teams. Overall, each team will play during the regular season 34 season games, including contests, each team half of the games at home or away. Within its own Conference teams play against two teams five times and against the remaining three teams four times against each other. In addition, each team will play two more games against each team from the other conference.
All-Star Game in 2012
Due to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London no All-Star Game took place this season.
Notes: = playoff qualification, = Conference Winner
After qualifying from each conference, the four teams to start the discharged KO system Playoffs. Each Conference plays in the sequence in the Conference Semifinals (German Conference semifinals ) and in the Conference Final (Eng. Conference finals) from their winner, who then competes in the finals. The team located on the seedings highest ever hits the lowest set. The series within the Conference will be played in best-of -three mode, which means that a team with two wins needed to reach the next round. The finale ( WNBA Finals ) will be held at the Best -of -Five mode. The team with the better balance shall enter in all the duels always the home advantage. In games that remain tied after 40 minutes of regulation time, followed by the overtime. The district continues to take ten minutes it will sound until a team after the end of an overtime more points scored than the opposing team.
Conference Semifinals ( Round 1 )
( 1) Connecticut Sun - (4 ) New York Liberty
( 2) Indiana Fever - (3 ) Atlanta Dream
( 1) Minnesota Lynx - (4 ) Seattle Storm
( 2) Los Angeles Sparks - (3 ) San Antonio Silver Stars
Conference Finals ( Round 2)
( 1) Connecticut Sun - (2 ) Indiana Fever
( 1) Minnesota Lynx - (2 ) Los Angeles Sparks
Finals ( Round 3 )
(W1 ) Minnesota Lynx - (E2 ) Indiana Fever
WNBA champion team
Guards: Briann January, Erin Phillips, Jeanette Pohlen, Shavonte Zellous
Guard -Forwards: Karima Christmas, Katie Douglas
Forwards: Tamika Catchings ( Finals MVP ), Erlana Larkins
Center: Jessica Davenport, Sasha Goodlett, Tammy Sutton -Brown