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Swin Cash wins WNBA All-Star Game MVP: A fan’s reaction
Swin Cash made every fan of the Seattle Storm ecstatic by winning the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game MVP. Cash was voted into the game by the fans, and served as a Western Conference starting forward. She ended up being one of the main catalysts for the West, and even won the MVP Award when the West lost the game.
Cash went 9-for-16 from the field and also went 2-for-2 from the free throw line. She finished the game with 21 points, 12 rebounds, a steal, and a block to her credit. She accomplished all of it during just 21 minutes on the court, showing that maybe she should have been left out there a bit longer. It's an All-Star game though, so the bench players still needed to make an appearance for their teams and fans.
Joining Cash in the starting lineup was point guard Sue Bird, who took a bit of a back seat to Diana Taurasi at times. Bird would play 23 minutes, but only took three shots on her way to finishing with two points for the game. She also had four assists and a steal to go along with it, but hopefully she had enough fun to give her an extra boost of energy in the second half of the season.
Cash has really burst onto the scene as one of the stars of the WNBA, and proved that in every sense of the word on Saturday. It is performances like this one that could get the voters whispering about a possible MVP during the 2011 WNBA season if she can keep putting up great numbers for the Storm. With Lauren Jackson still on the sidelines, it isn't out of the realm of possibilities if she can put up an even stronger showing over the next month.
As of right now, Cash is seventh in the league in scoring at 17.3 points per game and is also averaging 6.5 rebounds per game. If she can edge those numbers up to being nearly a double-double every game, then people around the league are going to notice her even more. Either way, Seattle has a great player to be proud of that was just able to shine on the WNBA's biggest stage during the regular season.
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*Ryan is a Seattle product that has enjoyed the recent WNBA title runs by the Storm and is excited about what the 2011 season could hold for the team. It's time for Seattle to have their first repeat champions!
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