-Eastern Conference 98, Western Conference 82: A day after the most popular All-Star Game in American sports, the WNBA's best took the floor at Madison Square Garden. Each year, the Wednesday following baseball's All-Star game is derided by sports fans as the worst day of the sports calendar. Despite the WNBA's efforts, Wednesday wasn't that exciting. The Liberty's Becky Hammon didn't play because of an injury. With the game out of reach in the final seconds, an impromptu slam dunk contest broke out. Alas, neither Diana Taurasi nor Michelle Snow could dunk the ball.
Attendance was also disappointing. The Garden drew 12,998, but it had drawn almost 6,000 more at the same game in 1999 and 2003. More fans from Connecticut should have made the trip. Katie Douglas of the Sun scored 16 points and was named the most valuable player.