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2014 WNBA All-Star Game preview: TV schedule, rosters, and random facts

The basic info you need to know for the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game.

The Western Conference team was obviously loose in practice on Friday.
The Western Conference team was obviously loose in practice on Friday.
Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein | Getty Images.

2014 WNBA All-Star Game

Where: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center

Who: East All-Stars vs. West All-Stars

When: 3:30 p.m. EST

How to watch: TV: ESPN | Online: ESPN3

2014 WNBA All-Star Game section

Pre-Game Press Conference

Who: WNBA President Laurel J. Richie

When: 2:45 p.m. EST

How to watch: TV: NBA TV | Online: WNBA.com

The Starters

Position

East Player

Height

Team

West Player

Height

Team

Guard

Cappie Pondexter

5'9"

New York Liberty

Skylar Diggins

5'9"

Tulsa Shock

Guard

Shoni Schimmel

5'9"

Atlanta Dream

Diana Taurasi

6'0"

Phoenix Mercury

Frontcourt

Angel McCoughtry

6'1"

Indiana Fever

Maya Moore

6'0"

Minnesota Lynx

Frontcourt

Tamika Catchings

6'1"

Atlanta Dream

Candace Parker

6'4"

L.A. Sparks

Frontcourt

Erika de Souza *

6'5"

Atlanta Dream

Brittney Griner

6'8"

Phoenix Mercury

Note: Erika de Souza is starting in place of the Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne who is out due to Lyme Disease.

Analysis:

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Additional comments:

  • Erika de Souza was selected as a replacement starter by President Richie. This will be de Souza's first All-Star start.
  • Skylar Diggins and Shoni Schimmel will be making their first All-Star appearances.
  • Although Brittney Griner was voted into the game last year, she will be making her first All-Star appearance this season.
  • Schimmel is #1 in the league in jersey sales, already gaining immense popularity as a rookie.
  • Despite only playing 6 games thus far this season, Tamika Catchings has now been voted as a starter for all nine games she has been eligible for.

All-Star reserves

Position

East Reserve

Height

Team

West Reserve

Height

Team

Guard

Katie Douglas

6'0"

Connecticut Sun

Seimone Augustus *

6'0"

Minnesota Lynx

Guard

Briann January

5'8

Indiana Fever

Danielle Robinson

5'9"

San Antonio Stars

Frontcourt

Jessica Breland

6'3"

Chicago Sky

Candice Dupree

6'2"

Phoenix Mercury

Frontcourt

Tina Charles

6'4"

New York Liberty

Glory Johnson

6'3"

Tulsa Shock

Frontcourt

Chiney Ogwumike

6'4"

Connecticut Sun

Nneka Ogwumike

6'2"

L.A. Sparks

Reserve

Lindsay Whalen

5'9"

Minnesota Lynx

Replacement

Ivory Latta

5'6"

Washington Mystics

Sue Bird

5'9"

Seattle Storm

* Augustus will not play due to injury.

Analysis:

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Additional notes:

  • Sue Bird and Ivory Latta were named as replacements for the injured Seimone Augustus and Elena Delle Donne, respectively.
  • Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike will be the first sisters to appear in the same All-Star Game.
  • Ogwumike, Jessica Breland, and Briann January will be making their first All-Star appearances.
  • With the additions of de Souza and Candice Dupree, the Dream and Mercury, respectively, lead the league with three selections apiece.

For more background on the game, check out our 2014 WNBA All-Star Game section.