The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game saw a sendoff for a few legends as Team Wilson beat Team Stewart 134-112 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, home of the 2021 champion Chicago Sky. Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum won All-Star Game MVP. The All-Star weekend started with the New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu winning the Skills Challenge and Chicago Sky star Allie Quigley winning a record fourth 3-Point Contest on Saturday. No NBA or WNBA player had ever won a 3-Point Contest more than three times.
WNBA All-Star weekend
Who are the 2022 WNBA All-Stars?
The two All-Star teams were determined through voting by fans, players and media. Then, the captains, Wilson and Stewart, chose the teams in a draft format from the starters pool and then the reserves pool. Here is how the teams formed.
Co-captain: Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota
Starters: Candace Parker, Chicago; Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas; Sabrina Ionescu, New York
Reserves: Jewell Loyd, Seattle; Kahleah Copper, Chicago; Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix; Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut; Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas; Emma Meesseman, Chicago
Co-captain: Sue Bird, Seattle
Starters: Jackie Young, Las Vegas; Jonquel Jones, Connecticut; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles
Reserves: Rhyne Howard, Atlanta; Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago; Ariel Atkins, Washington; Brionna Jones, Connecticut; Natasha Howard, New York
Stewart and Wilson swapped co-captains so that Bird was with her Storm teammate and traded Ionescu and Ogwumike.
Rule changes for the WNBA All-Star Game
The WNBA announced on Friday three special rules for Sunday’s game.
4-point shot: There will be four circles on the court beyond the 3-point line designated as a 4-point shot area.
20-second shot clock: The shot clock will be 20 seconds instead of the normal 24 seconds.
No free throws: If a player is awarded free throws, those attempts will not happen and instead result in the player being credited with the maximum available points based on the situation. However, during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and during any overtime periods, players will be required to attempt any free throws awarded.