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2018 WNBA All-Star Game Preview and GameThread: Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver to play on Saturday

The Mystics are are the only team with two representatives in Saturday’s game.

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The Mystics are on their All-Star Break. But their top two stars: Elena Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver will be in the All-Star Game tomorrow. Here’s what to look for!


2018 WNBA All-Star Game: Team Delle Donne vs. Team Parker

When: Saturday July 28 at 3:30 p.m. EST

Where: Target Center

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How to watch: ABC broadcast stations (WJLA-TV in the D.C. area) | WNBA League Pass

Injury report: For Team Parker, Nneka Ogwumike (illness) is sitting out. Rebekkah Brunson will take her place.

Starting Lineups: For Team Delle Donne, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in the backcourt. Delle Donne, Breanna Stewart, and Sylvia Fowles are the frontcourt.

For Team Parker, Chelsea Gray and Angel McCoughtry form the starting backcourt. Candace Parker, Maya Moore, and Liz Cambage are the frontcourt.

Storylines to follow

The Mystics are well represented - Delle Donne and Toliver will both be in this year’s game together. This is Delle Donne’s fifth appearance and Toliver’s second.

Toliver was the first player Delle Donne drafted - If you are wondering who Delle Donne picked first on her team, it was Toliver, according to Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press. #TeamGoals y’all.

The Eastern Conference has little representation though - Conferences are no longer in consideration in All-Star Game selection. Of the 22 slots, only six went to Eastern Conference teams. The Mystics are the only team with multiple representatives from the East, and the Fever don’t have an All-Star this season.

Toliver will be in the Three Point Contest! - Toliver will compete against last season’s champion, Allie Quigley (Sky), Kayla McBride (Aces), Kelsey Mitchell (Fever), and Renee Montgomery (Dream). The three point contest will be held during halftime.