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SHONI SCHIMMEL WINS 2014 ALL-STAR MVP, EAST WINS
In the final seconds of overtime in what some are already calling the best WNBA All-Star game ever, the East came away with a win when Tamika Catchings went the length of the court and scored the game-winning bucket. But, if you can believe it, that clutch play by one of the WNBA's all-time greats was not the headline-grabbing story of the day.
That belonged to Atlanta rookie.Shoni Schimmel.
Schimmel, who is of Native American descent, was voted as an All-Star starter, in large part due to her legions of Native American fans. Hundreds of those fans attended the game on Saturday, and she didn't disappoint. Normally a reserve for the Dream, Schimmel scored an All-Star record 29 points, including several highlight plays. Not surprisingly, she was named the game's MVP.
VETERANS REFLECT ON AMAZING GAME
With the East down by one, Tamika Catchings took the ball the length of the court and converted a lefty lay-in to give the East a one-point lead with 6.9 seconds remaining. That clutch play capped what was as entertaining an exhibition as you'll ever see.
After the game, nine-time All-Star Tamika Catchings and six-time All-Star Cappie Pondexter reflected on the game.
Tamika: "This is the first time it went to overtime, so I think that's real exciting. The highs and lows of the game. You could just feel like the crowd was in the game the whole time, and I know they rooting for the west, but I am sure they were happy no matter who won."
Cappie: "It has to be the best (All-Star Game) in my opinion. The excitment, the level of intensity from both teams and a lot of amazing shots were made today. It showed the growth of this game."
SHOWTIME SHONI AT WORK
GRINER DUNKS IN FIRST HALF
OGWUMIKE SISTERS HEATING UP
WATCH GRINER'S FIRST BLOCK OF THE ALL-STAR GAME
2014 WNBA ALL-STAR GAME UNDERWAY
The 2014 WNBA All-Star game started off with a bang (and of course more dancing) here in Phoenix.
THE EAST ARRIVES AT US AIRWAYS CENTER
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