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The trio of Miami's Chris Bosh, WNBA star Swin Cash and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins won the Shooting Stars competition that kicked off All-Star Saturday night in Houston.
Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she's played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now she's leaving her mark on the Chinese women's basketball league.
Courtney Vandersloot scored 20 points to help the Chicago Sky beat the Washington Mystics 77-58 on Saturday night, handing the last-place Mystics their 13th straight loss.
Tina Charles and Candace Parker each had double-doubles and Angel McCoughtry provided a spark off the bench to help the U.S. women's team overcome a sloppy performance Saturday to beat Croatia 81-56 in their Olympic opener.
Awareness came early for Jennifer Gillom.
There isn't a likely franchise player in WNBA draft on Monday, such as Candace Parker, Angel McCoughtry, Tina Charles and Maya Moore _ the No. 1 picks the last four years.
Tina Charles' 28 points weren't enough to help the United States overcome too many turnovers in a 83-77 loss to 2011 Czech League champion USK Prague on Saturday.
Minnesota talked about winning the WNBA championship during training camp four months ago. The Lynx then had such a dominant season they lost consecutive games just once and won 22 of the last 26 to set the franchise record for victories.
Diana Taurasi picked off an errant pass by Sue Bird and made a driving shot with 6.3 seconds left to lift the Phoenix Mercury past the Seattle Storm 81-79 Tuesday night.
There were the record number of first-time WNBA All-Stars, and a halftime ceremony honoring the best players in WNBA history. Indiana Fever guard Katie Douglas didn't fit into either category.
Phoenix's Diana Taurasi, Seattle's Sue Bird and Indiana's Tamika Catchings were voted as starters for the WNBA All-Star game again.
Mystics leading scorer Crystal Langhorne scored 10 points in her return to the lineup, but Washington dropped a 79-71 decision to the Seattle Storm on Tuesday for its fourth straight loss.
The Seattle Storm had such a dominant run to the WNBA championship last year, they are the overwhelming favorites to win again as the league opens its 15th season this weekend.
Maya Moore has been a leader at UConn since stepping on the basketball court as a freshman.
Despite a wealth of talent on the U.S. women's basketball roster, only three players have world championship experience.
"I think that's going to be our biggest challenge," he said. "Increase the talent level through the draft and free agency, and put together a good training camp and really try to get out of the gate on a winning note."
Sue Bird scored 22 points, Swin Cash added 20 and Camille Little had 12 for Seattle (7-4), which has won three of four - a stretch that started with a 73-63 victory at Washington on July 3.