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The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International. The team will begin play next season with home games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. MGM says that Bill Laimbeer will be the team’s president of basketball operations and coach.
SAN ANTONIO – Maya Moore scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 89-70 on Friday night to secure a spot in the semifinals of the playoffs. Moore made 7 of 8 shots in the first half and scored 18 points to help Minnesota build a 46-37 lead. San Antonio started the fourth quarter on an 8-1 run to get within 11 points, but Minnesota scored the next 10 points to regain control.
Breanna Stewart had 22 points and nine rebounds and the Seattle Storm escaped with a 79-78 victory over the San Antonio Stars when Kelsey Plum’s basket with 0.8 seconds left was ruled a 2-pointer after a review showed her toe on the 3-point line.
Kelsey Plum scored 23 points, and her 3-pointer with 90 seconds remaining in overtime gave San Antonio the lead for good and the Stars won their third straight to beat Seattle 87-80. Plum’s floating jumper tied the contest with at 78 with 2:09 left in the extra session.
Kelsey Plum set such a high standard during her college career that achieving immediate success at the same level as a professional was going to be challenging.
Breanna Stewart scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Alysha Clark added 17 points, and the Seattle Storm beat the winless San Antonio Stars 85-76.
Brittney Griner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second straight double-double, Diana Taurasi added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 78-72 on Friday night in San Antonio.
Kelsey Plum was thrilled to be in San Antonio and sign her first professional contract. Plum will make roughly $50,000 in her first season with the Stars as the top pick in the WNBA draft. Besides actually signing and doing media around San Antonio, checking out the Alamo, and enjoying a wonderful Mexican meal for lunch, the No. 1 pick got a chance to have an extended conversation with rookie head coach Vickie Johnson and general manager Ruth Riley for the first time.
Kelsey Plum was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the San Antonio Stars. The Washington guard finished her college career as the NCAA’s career scoring leader.
The San Antonio Stars have promoted assistant Vickie Johnson to be the team’s new head coach. Johnson replaces Dan Hughes, who retired at the end of last season.
Jewell Loyd scored 25 points, Breanna Stewart added 22 points and five blocked shots and the Seattle Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 83-69 on Wednesday.
Breanna Stewart had 21 points and seven rebounds, and the Seattle Storm ended a three-game losing streak with a 78-68 win over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night.
SEATTLE – Crystal Langhore and Sue Bird came through for the Seattle Storm with the type of big plays that had been absent during a seven-game losing streak. Langhorne scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half to help the Storm beat the San Antonio Stars 71-65 on Sunday night. She scored seven and Bird added five in the final three minutes of the game after the Stars had rallied from an 18-point first half deficit to take a 59-57 lead.
SAN ANTONIO – Shekinna Stricklen scored a season-high 19 points and the Seattle Storm rolled to an 88-67 victory over the San Antonio Stars on Friday night. Crystal Langhorne added 16 points, Sue Bird 14 and Camille Little 10 for Seattle (9-13), which won its second straight game in San Antonio.
SEATTLE – Danielle Adams hit a 3-pointer to tie it in regulation and scored five points in overtime to lift the San Antonio Stars to an 87-82 win over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. Danielle Robinson scored 20 points, including six free throws in overtime, for San Antonio (6-6). Jia Perkins added 15 points on five 3s in the Stars’ second straight win.
SAN ANTONIO – Tanisha Wright scored 15 points and the Seattle Storm never trailed, holding off San Antonio’s late rally in a 79-72 victory over the Stars on Friday night. Camille Little scored 13 points, Temeka Johnson added 11 and Shekinna Stricklen and Crystal Langhorne had 10 each for Seattle (5-7).