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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.

2011 WNBA All-Star Game
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1234 Total
East 33322726 118
West 36302621 113
DateJuly 23, 2011
ArenaAT&T Center
CitySan Antonio, Texas
MVPSwin Cash
Attendance12,540[1]
NetworkABC
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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.

Contents

The All-Star GameEdit

RostersEdit

2011 Eastern Conference All-Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From Selection
 (S) SG 23   Pondexter, Cappie 5' 9" (1.75m) 160 lb (73kg) New York Liberty 4th
 (S) SG 23   Douglas, Katie 6' 0" (1.83m) 165 lb (75kg) Indiana Fever 4th
 (S) SF 24   Catchings, Tamika 6' 1" (1.85m) 167 lb (76kg) Indiana Fever 7th
 (S) SF 35   McCoughtry, Angel 6' 1" (1.85m) 160 lb (73kg) Atlanta Dream 1st
 (S) C 31   Charles, Tina 6' 4" (1.93m) 198 lb (90kg) Connecticut Sun 1st
G 21   Montgomery, Renee 5' 7" (1.7m) 143 lb (65kg) Connecticut Sun 1st
G 10   Prince, Epiphanny 5' 9" (1.75m) 165 lb (75kg) Chicago Sky 1st
G 21   Vandersloot, Courtney 5' 8" (1.73m) 130 lb (59kg) Chicago Sky 1st
F 17   Carson, Essence 6' 0" (1.83m) 165 lb (75kg) New York Liberty 1st
F 1   Langhorne, Crystal 6' 2" (1.88m) 190 lb (86kg) Washington Mystics 1st
C 34   Fowles, Sylvia 6' 6" (1.98m) 200 lb (91kg) Chicago Sky 2nd
Head coach
  Marynell Meadors (Atlanta)
Assistant coaches
  Carol Ross
  Fred Williams
Athletic trainer
  Kim Mosely

Legend
  • (S) Starter
  • (IR) Injury replacement
  • (RS) Replacement for injured starter
  •   Injured
2011 Western Conference All-Stars roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From Selection
 (S) PG 10   Bird, Sue 5' 9" (1.75m) 150 lb (68kg) Seattle Storm 7th
 (S) SG 3   Taurasi, Diana 6' 0" (1.83m) 163 lb (74kg) Phoenix Mercury 5th
 (S) SF 23   Moore, Maya 6' 0" (1.83m) 175 lb (79kg) Minnesota Lynx 1st
 (S) SF 2   Cash, Swin 6' 1" (1.85m) 162 lb (73kg) Seattle Storm 4th
 (S) F/C 3   Parker, Candace   6' 4" (1.93m) 175 lb (79kg) Los Angeles Sparks 1st
G 25   Hammon, Becky 5' 6" (1.68m) 136 lb (62kg) San Antonio Silver Stars 6th
G 13   Whalen, Lindsay 5' 9" (1.75m) 150 lb (68kg) Minnesota Lynx 3rd
F 33   Augustus, Seimone 6' 0" (1.83m) 179 lb (81kg) Minnesota Lynx 3rd
F 32   Brunson, Rebekkah (RS) 6' 3" (1.91m) 175 lb (79kg) Minnesota Lynx 2nd
F 13   Taylor, Penny 6' 1" (1.85m) 165 lb (75kg) Phoenix Mercury 3rd
C 11   Adams, Danielle 6' 1" (1.85m) 239 lb (108kg) San Antonio Silver Stars 1st
C 8   Cambage, Liz (IR) 6' 8" (2.03m) 215 lb (98kg) Tulsa Shock 1st
Head coach
  Brian Agler (Seattle)
Assistant coaches
  Jenny Boucek
  Dan Hughes (San Antonio)
Athletic trainer
  Tom Spencer

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

ResultsEdit

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 15Edit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.