MINNEAPOLIS – Lynx star Maya Moore won her third All-Star MVP award to hand over Team Parker to Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday.
Moore scored 18 points, took eight rebounds and earned six assists to win the MVP Award on their home court. She joined Lisa Leslie as the game's only three-time MVP and became number one in All-Star history, overtaking Tamika Catchings with 1
Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley also scored 18 points and Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 Add points, eight rebounds and eight templates for Team Parker.
Kristi Tolliver of Team Delle Donnes of the Washington Mystics led all scorers with 23 points, including 7-for-11 shooting on 3 hands. Rookie A & # 39; s Wilson of the Los Vegas Aces added 18 points.
Liz Cambage capped the game with a dunk and became the sixth other player to make it into the game.
West format for the first time, the league left captains Elena Delle Donne of the Mystics and Candace Parker of Los Angeles Sparks chose sides of a pool of top players in All-Star voting. The Western Conference, which features six of the league's top seven teams, has been dominated so much by the veterans (16 of the 22 players).
Four Minnesota Lynx hometown players were selected for the game, two on each lineup to create a festive atmosphere and cheer the crowd loudly on both sides during the match. Moore and Brunson (four points, five rebounds) played for the winners, while Seimone Augustus (14 points) and Sylvia Fowles (two points, six rebounds) played for the team Delle Donne.
PASSING THE TORCH
The second quarter began with the league's career leader in the score (Diana Taurasi), rebounding (Rebekkah Brunson) and helping (Sue Bird) on the ground. But youth was served with Wilson scoring eight straight points for team Della Donne. Wilson, the No. 1 overall in South Carolina, was the only freshman for the game, scoring 12 points in the second quarter to lead all scorers at halftime.
VIVA LAS VEGAS
WNBA President Lisa Borders announced that the 2019 All-Star match will take place in Las Vegas, the home of the aces who moved to San Antonio from San Antonio last season. The aces, represented by Wilson and guard Kayla McBride, scored the All-Star break only 1 1/2 games from their last playoff spot.
DEFENSE OF THE CROWN
Quigley beat a field of six contestants to win their second, direct WNBA three-point competition. After she and McBride were tied in the head-to-head final at 18, Quigley started again to burn and scored 29 out of a possible 34 points.
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