2005 - 2005 WNBA Champion – Monarchs
The 2005 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005 WNBA season, and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Sacramento Monarchs, top-seeded champions of the Western Conference, defeated the Connecticut Sun, top-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, three games to one in a best-of-five series. This was Sacramento’s first title.
The Monarchs made their first appearance in the Finals in franchise history. The Sun appeared in the Finals for the second straight time after having lost to Seattle in 2004.
Going into the series, neither team had won a WNBA championship. The Houston Comets hold the record with four championships won.
The Sun’s 26-8 record gave them home court advantage over Sacramento (25–9).