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WNBA All-Star Game Starters Announced: Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum, and Jonquel Jones Lead the Way

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The Seattle Tempest improved to 10-2 on the season after defeating the New York Freedom 86-78 on Friday night. Breanna Stewart moved up to 25th for Tempest and 23rd for Jewel Lloyd.

On Saturday night, the Las Vegas Aces beat the Atlanta Dream 92–87 to move to 9–3 on the season. The Aces have 27 total points from Aja Wilson and 24 from Kelsey Plum.

On Sunday night, the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 89–84 to move to 8–4 on the season. DeWanna Bonner added 20 points for the Suns, led by Jonkel Jones with 25 points.

On Monday night, the Chicago Sky beat the Dallas Wings 76–74 to move to 8–4 on the season. The Sky got 20 points from Courtney Vandersloot and 18 from Azura Stevens.

On Tuesday night, the Washington Mystics beat the Indiana Fever 83–79 to move to 6–6 on the season. The Mystics were led by Tina Charles with 19 points and Elena Delle Donne with 22 points.

Chicago hosts the WNBA All-Star Game on July 10. Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, Aja Wilson, Kelsey Plum and Jonkel Jones were all designated starters when the start of the game was announced on Tuesday. The name of the game reserve will be revealed on Wednesday.

The WNBA season-ending games are set to begin on Sept. 2. The playoffs are played by the top 8 teams in the league, and the top 4 teams receive a bye into the first round. The semi-finals will be held on September 9-10 and the finals will be held on September 16-17.

This is the 27th season of the WNBA. In recent years, the league has experienced significant expansion with increases in both attendance and TV ratings. The WNBA is looking to expand its international reach with plans to build a team in Mexico City in 2024.

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