2011 WNBA All-Star Game

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2011 WNBA All-Star Game
2011 WNBA All-Star Game.gif
1 2 3 4 Total
East 33 32 27 26 118
West 36 30 26 21 113
Date July 23, 2011
Arena AT&T Center
City San Antonio, Texas
MVP Swin Cash
Attendance 12,540[1]
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The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game was played on July 23, 2011 (3:30pm EDT on ABC) at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, home of the San Antonio Silver Stars. The game was the 10th WNBA All-Star Game, which has been held annually since 1999 except in 2004, 2008, and 2010. This was the first time San Antonio hosted the basketball showcase, and only the second time in league history for the game to be held by a Western Conference franchise.

In a game that saw neither team lead by more than 5 points, the Eastern Conference won 118–113 for only their third victory in 10 tries. Swin Cash of the Seattle Storm, who had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort, was named game MVP for the second time; only Lisa Leslie had previously earned multiple All-Star Game MVP awards.[2]

The game also saw a record of 10 players (11 counting the injured Candace Parker) make their debuts on a WNBA All-Star team[2]—however, five of these players had appeared in the Stars at the Sun game in 2010, which is not considered an All-Star Game.

The All-Star Game[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Eastern Conference All-Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From Selection
 (S) SG 23 United States Pondexter, Cappie 5' 9" (1.75m) 160 lb (73kg) New York Liberty 4th
 (S) SG 23 United States Douglas, Katie 6' 0" (1.83m) 165 lb (75kg) Indiana Fever 4th
 (S) SF 24 United States Catchings, Tamika 6' 1" (1.85m) 167 lb (76kg) Indiana Fever 8th
 (S) SF 35 United States McCoughtry, Angel 6' 1" (1.85m) 160 lb (73kg) Atlanta Dream 1st
 (S) C 31 United States Charles, Tina 6' 4" (1.93m) 198 lb (90kg) Connecticut Sun 1st
G 21 United States Montgomery, Renee 5' 7" (1.7m) 143 lb (65kg) Connecticut Sun 1st
G 10 United States Prince, Epiphanny 5' 9" (1.75m) 165 lb (75kg) Chicago Sky 1st
G 21 United States Vandersloot, Courtney 5' 8" (1.73m) 130 lb (59kg) Chicago Sky 1st
F 17 United States Carson, Essence 6' 0" (1.83m) 165 lb (75kg) New York Liberty 1st
F 1 United States Langhorne, Crystal 6' 2" (1.88m) 190 lb (86kg) Washington Mystics 1st
C 34 United States Fowles, Sylvia 6' 6" (1.98m) 200 lb (91kg) Chicago Sky 2nd
Head coach
United States Marynell Meadors (Atlanta)
Assistant coaches
United States Carol Ross
United States Fred Williams
Athletic trainer
United States Kim Mosely

Legend
  • (S) Starter
  • (IR) Injury replacement
  • (RS) Replacement for injured starter
  • Injured Injured
Western Conference All-Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From Selection
 (S) PG 10 United States Bird, Sue 5' 9" (1.75m) 150 lb (68kg) Seattle Storm 7th
 (S) SG 3 United States Taurasi, Diana 6' 0" (1.83m) 163 lb (74kg) Phoenix Mercury 5th
 (S) SF 23 United States Moore, Maya 6' 0" (1.83m) 175 lb (79kg) Minnesota Lynx 1st
 (S) SF 2 United States Cash, Swin 6' 1" (1.85m) 162 lb (73kg) Seattle Storm 4th
 (S) F/C 3 United States Parker, Candace Injured 6' 4" (1.93m) 175 lb (79kg) Los Angeles Sparks 1st
G 25 United States Hammon, Becky 5' 6" (1.68m) 136 lb (62kg) San Antonio Silver Stars 6th
G 13 United States Whalen, Lindsay 5' 9" (1.75m) 150 lb (68kg) Minnesota Lynx 3rd
F 33 United States Augustus, Seimone 6' 0" (1.83m) 179 lb (81kg) Minnesota Lynx 3rd
F 32 United States Brunson, Rebekkah (RS) 6' 3" (1.91m) 175 lb (79kg) Minnesota Lynx 2nd
F 13 Australia Taylor, Penny 6' 1" (1.85m) 165 lb (75kg) Phoenix Mercury 3rd
C 11 United States Adams, Danielle 6' 1" (1.85m) 239 lb (108kg) San Antonio Silver Stars 1st
C 8 Australia Cambage, Liz (IR) 6' 8" (2.03m) 215 lb (98kg) Tulsa Shock 1st
Head coach
United States Brian Agler (Seattle)
Assistant coaches
United States Jenny Boucek
United States Dan Hughes (San Antonio)
Athletic trainer
United States Tom Spencer

Legend
  • (S) Starter
  • (IR) Injury replacement
  • (RS) Replacement for injured starter
  • Injured Injured

Results[edit]

July 23
3:30 pm EDT
East 118, West 113
Scoring by quarter: 33–36, 32–30, 27–26, 26–21
Pts: Cappie Pondexter (17)
Rebs: Angel McCoughtry (10)
Asts: Cappie Pondexter (7)
Pts: Swin Cash (21)
Rebs: Swin Cash (12)
Asts: Diana Taurasi (7)
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 12,540
Referees:
#4 Sue Blauch
#17 Scott Twardoski
#45 Tom Mauer

The Top 15[edit]

Main article: WNBA's Top 15 Team

At halftime, the WNBA announced its list of the top 15 players in the 15 seasons of the league. The honorees were elected in balloting by fans, national media, and current players and coaches. Named to the team were:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WNBA Scores: East All-Stars vs. West All-Stars". ESPN.com. July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Associated Press (July 23, 2011). "Katie Douglas hits key 3-pointer to lift WNBA East All-Stars". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (July 23, 2011). "WNBA's Top 15 of all time announced". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011.