Eventually, order was restored and Team Parker (coached by the Mercury's Sandy Brondello) defeated Team Delle Donne (led by the Mercury's Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner) 119-112.
"For us to have four of our starters on this team on our home floor in front of these fantastic fans meant everything", Fowles said. "I'm really proud to represent my team because me being here represents that our team is full of All-Stars", the Sun forward said while grabbing a plate of snacks and hugging Lailaa, daughter of All-Star captain Candace Parker. Team Parker has seven players from the West and three from the East, with four guards and seven forwards.
What they see is a league, now in its 22nd season, with probably the best talent pool it has ever had. The league's talent pool is as deep as it's ever been, and ESPN reported that ratings for nationally televised games are up 38 percent over a year ago. The teams are incredible, also. We're going to be in more stuff.
Sporting a Moore jersey, Chris Morgan of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., said he attends "quite a few" games each year.
The league, and its fans, are seeing the results of that process.
Team Candace Parker came out victorious against Team Delle Donne Saturday night at the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. 91 3-point shots were taken at the Target Center on Saturday.
"I hope all the all-stars for once enjoyed not being booed", Moore joked.
Taurasi is the WNBA record holder for points scored, Bird is the all-time assists leader and Brunson is the career rebounding leader. That type of response to adversity is what makes the Lynx great, and it's why Taurasi respects them to no end.
Los Angeles' Parker will be joined in the frontcourt by Dallas' Liz Cambage and Minnesota's Maya Moore. Toliver said she was encouraged to shoot in the second half as Team Delle Donne got behind by double-digits before closing the game in the final minutes. "We expect to provide the WNBA players and fans with an experience like nothing they have seen before".
Four players from the hometown Minnesota Lynx were selected for the game, two on each roster, creating a festive atmosphere with the crowd cheering loudly for both sides throughout the game.