Los Angeles Sparks guard Nikki Teasleyonly had two points at halftime, but she came on strong to finish with 10 points, six assists, six rebounds, five steals and the MVP trophy as the West rallied to beat the East 84-75 and remain unbeaten in All-Star play.

After the game, Teasley joined WNBA.com for a live chat with fans.

Find out what she had to say about winning the MVP in her first All-Star appearance.


Juice, Harwinton, CT: I gotta say this was one of the most fun All-Star games to watch! All the players seem really loose enjoying themselves. Was there any planned strategy for the game or were all the players pretty much just going out and creatin', dishin' and swishin'?

Nikki Teasley: At the beginning I was just trying to make things happen, trying to entertain the fans and let them know that our game is not that basic anymore. We can do everything the men can do now, sometimes better. But once the game started getting close, we went back to the basics to try and win.


Kareem, Netherlands: Hi Nikki, congratulations on your MVP award. How does it feel to be the MVP in your first ever All-Star game?

Nikki Teasley: It's a blessing. I thank God for everything. I'm happy that my family was here to witness it -- we've been through so much together, and this is just another great moment, another blessing from God.


Curtis (Memphis): Great game Nikki!! You were awesome. What went through your mind when Lisa Leslie got injured and had to leave the game. I'm still cheering for you and the Sparks to make it three in a row

Nikki Teasley: A lot of different things went through my mind, but the only thing I could do was pray for her safety and her health. From what I hear, she's OK and at the hospital now. I'll be going there as soon as I leave the arena.


mo syracuse: hey nikki...I loved the passes tonight...do you actually pratice those in practice?

Nikki Teasley: No. That's another blessing from God. My nickname is "Lady Magic" and I think I see a lot of things that other people don't see, like I have eyes on the side of my neck or something. It's just another blessing from God.


Doreece (DeLand): Nikki, What is the significance of you beating your fist against heart before shooting a free throw. Is that to show remembrance of a loved one?

Nikki Teasley: Yes, that is for my fiance, who can't be with me physically because I'm in LA, and he's vice president at a bank in North Carolina. That's just a signal for him because we can't be together.


Lynnie, Dallas: Do you model your game after anyone in particular? You had some Globetrotter action going on today!

Nikki Teasley: No one in particular. I try to start my own things and try to be me. Magic is Magic. Jordan is Jordan. Kobe is Kobe. And I just want to be Nikki Teasley.


Madison P.: Nikki, I saw that move from between the legs you did. That was a FABOLOUS move! I feel happy for you to win the MVP award. So what are your expectations in the 2nd half of the season with the LA Sparks? GOOD LUCK!!

Nikki Teasley: Expectations are to go undefeated. We didn't do that in the first half -- and in doing that, win our third championship.


Nikki Teasley: I just want to say thanks to all the fans for their support. It really means a lot to us and we hope that we can continue to entertain people and give girls around the world hopes and dreams of being in the same situation as us and carry on for generations to come.