Storm forward Swin Cash wins her 2nd WNBA All-Star Game MVP award
Storm forward Swin Cash won her second WNBA All-Star Game MVP award. She had game-high totals of 21 points and 12 rebounds in a losing cause as the East won 118-113 Saturday in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO — The WNBA All-Star Game is becoming a showcase for Storm forward Swin Cash.
Although her Western Conference team lost 118-113 to the East on Saturday, Cash was voted the game's most valuable player.
Cash had game-high totals of 21 points and 12 rebounds; she became the first player from a losing team to earn MVP honors.
"I think so many players played well," she said. "It could've been anyone."
Cash also was the game's MVP in 2009, when she scored 22 points in a 130-118 West victory.
Retired center Lisa Leslie of the Los Angeles Sparks is the only other player with multiple All-Star MVP awards; she was honored in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
Indiana guard Katie Douglas of the East made a go-ahead three-point basket with 56.7 seconds left.
"We got together during practice, and the first thing we said was that we wanted to win," said New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter, who led the East with 17 points. "Alongside of having fun we wanted to be victorious today, and we accomplished that. Good job."
Douglas and Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles each scored 15 points for the East.
Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and nine rebounds for the West.
Current Storm trio makes Top 15 list
Storm guards Sue Bird and Katie Smith and forward-center Lauren Jackson are among the league's Top 15 players of all time; the list was revealed during a halftime ceremony.
In addition to the current Storm trio, two former Seattle players — Sheryl Swoopes, who plays for Tulsa, and retired Yolanda Griffith — are on the list.
"To be in the same group as those players is such an honor," Bird said of making the Top 15 team.
• Other players on the Top 15 list, in alphabetical order: Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Becky Hammon, Leslie, Ticha Penicheiro, Pondexter, Dawn Staley, Diana Taurasi, Tina Thompson and Teresa Weatherspoon.
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