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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stars limping into All-Star "break"

My first question is can I really call one day with no games the "All-Star break?"

Well, that is the deal with the WNBA this year since the schedule was already put together before the All-Star game details were finalized.

There are three games on July 23, although fortunately two of the three are held on the East Coast. After the July 25 All-Star game, there will be two games the following day as Phoenix plays at New York and Sacramento playing at Washington.

Now back to the all-star game, I wonder how many of the 10 players voted into the starting lineup will actually be able to play.

Sylvia Fowles, the starting center for the Eastern Conference, missed Chicago's last game with a shoulder injury. Lisa Leslie, the Western Conference's starting center, has missed the last seven games with a sprained right knee while Seattle forward Lauren Jackson, voted as one of the West's starting forwards, didn't even make the trip to Sacramento because of a strained Achilles tendon.

It should be an interesting weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena.

When the Connecticut media caught up with Brittany Hunter during the NCAA tournament, the former UConn forward/center made it clear that coaching was not a part of her future plans. I guess she wasn't kidding as her name no longer appears among head coach Tonya Cardoza's assistants on the Temple website.

The Indiana Fever brings its 11-game winning streak into Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday for a 3 p.m. game. A win will allow the Fever to equal Connecticut's 12-game streak in 2006 for the second longest in WNBA history behind Los Angeles' 18 straight wins in 2001.

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