2011 WNBA All-Star Game
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.
|Date||July 23, 2011|
|City||San Antonio, Texas|
|WNBA All-Star Game|
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.
The game also saw a record of 10 players (11 counting the injured Candace Parker) make their debuts on a WNBA All-Star team—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 GameEdit
|2011 Eastern Conference All-Stars roster|
|2011 Western Conference All-Stars roster|
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)
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:
- "WNBA Scores: East All-Stars vs. West All-Stars". ESPN.com. July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
- Associated Press (July 23, 2011). "Katie Douglas hits key 3-pointer to lift WNBA East All-Stars". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
- Associated Press (July 23, 2011). "WNBA's Top 15 of all time announced". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011.