In a unanimous decision (13-0) by a panel of media members, Los Angeles Sparks' Lisa Leslie was selected for her second All-Star MVP award. She had a record-setting night in the West's victory. Her 20 points is a new WNBA All-Star record. Also, the West set a record with 80 points.

This was the third consecutive victory for the Western Conference and Van Chancellor in the All-Star Game. The West won 79-61 in 1999, and 73-61 in 2000. This was also Chancellor's second consecutive win over Richie Adubato.

Elena Baranova of the Miami Sol missed a free throw with 5:24 in the first half. It was the first one Baranova had missed since June 5, during the Sol's second game of the season.

Heard in the Crowd...
Gregory Hines, actor/dancer: "It's great to be here at the All-Star Game because I am a big fan of the WNBA as a league, but tonight, three women from the Liberty were starting -- Tari [Phillips] and Vickie [Johnson] and T-Spoon [Teresa Weatherspoon]. So that was thrilling. That was really great to see them start.

Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic: "I'm glad the WNBA was created so the women could get an opportunity to really showcase their skills on a professional level. Anytime they have an event like this, I definitely want to be supportive because they support us so well. I see them at our games all the time, so I definitely want to come out and hang out."