USA Basketball 99, WNBA All-Stars 72

Sylvia Fowles put on a show today, putting up 23 points, pulling down eight rebounds, and becoming the all-star game MVP. She “stole the spotlight” from the rest of the USA Basketball team, which featured six former or current University of Connecticut players on the roster. Katie Douglas had 15 points for the WNBA squad.

Fowles is being tapped to fill the shoes of the retired Lisa Leslie.

EXPN’s Graham Hays’ game analysis.

Rebecca Lobo and Carolyn Peck analyze.

Video highlights.

Photos.

I hope to see Big Syl play this year, as in both of her WNBA seasons so far, she’s been injured and not with the team by the time the Chicago Sky arrived to play the Sparks. Their showdown at Staples Center this year is Aug. 4.