Seattle, WA—Saying that the All-Star Game’s Western Conference contingent at KeyArena today had a plentiful supply of WNBA championship bling would be an understatement. In fact, Seattle’s Breanna Stewart was the West’s only player without at least one WNBA title and four players from the West claim three championships to their name (Diana Taurasi, Rebekkah Brunson, Seimone Augustus, and Maya Moore).
Sitting opposite these decorated WNBA veterans were the electrifying superstars from the East, eight of which were making their debut appearance in the All-Star Game. While clearly unfazed by the moment and exuding confidence, the fresh faces from the East were vanquished 130-121 by a West roster that leaned on premier shooting and veteran leadership.
“That’s just Maya. She only knows one way, whether it’s an All-Star Game or whether it’s Game 5 of The Finals. That’s what makes her really, really special.” – Cheryl Reeve
With the far lower sense of defensive urgency typical of an all-star game, both sides took full advantage. The fast-paced first quarter featured balanced scoring as nine out of 11 players on each roster found the net at least once. West head coach, Cheryl Reeve, put it best during a first quarter timeout when she quipped, “It’s good for TV so far.”
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