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With the announcement of the WNBA All-Star Game coming to Minneapolis and Target Center for the first time in 2018, we take a look at the top All-Star moments for each All-Star on the Minnesota Lynx.
Take a look at the top All-Star performances in each players career:
Augustus was selected to her seventh WNBA All-Star Game in 2017, all of which came as a member of the Lynx.
The 2006 All-Star Game stands out for Augustus, which was making her first All-Star appearance.
Augustus led the Western All-Stars with 16 points, two rebounds and one assist. She finished shooting 7-for-11 from the field.
She also won the Skills Challenge, beating out Seattle’s Sue Bird, Phoenix’ Cappie Pondexter and Detroit’s Deanna Nolan.
Augustus and the West ended up falling to Lindsay Whalen and the West, 98-82, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Throughout her career, Whalen has been to six All-Star Games in her career.
In 2006 and her third year in the league, Whalen made her second appearance, which might just end up being the best performance of her All-Star Game career.
The 2006 All-Star Game was Whalen’s first start at the point guard position, representing Connecticut with the Eastern Conference.
She finished with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds in 25-plus minutes.
Whalen 5-for-7 from the field and helped the East to a 98-82 win over Augustus and the West at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Every year there has been an All-Star Game since she entered the league in 2011, Moore has made an appearance.
With a selection to the game in 2017, Moore has now been to five All-Star Games in her career.
In 2015, she took her All-Star performances to the next level, finishing with 30 points, six rebounds and five assists to earn the All-Star MVP award, the first of two in her career (2015 and 2017).
Moore shot 10-of-16 from the field and went 6-for-10 from three to lead the West to a 117-112 win over the East at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Brunson has made four career All-Star Games, including being selected once again in 2017.
But in 2011, Brunson put together her best All-Star performance of the four appearances.
Making her first All-Star start, Brunson tallied 20 points and nine rebounds.
She finished shooting 9-of-13 from the field, but the West fell to the East 118-113 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Fowles has been selected to four career All-Star Games, including making an appearance in the 2017 All-Star Game in Seattle this season.
The 2009 All-Star Game was Fowles’ first appearance and possibly her best.
In that game, representing the Chicago Sky, she scored a Eastern Conference leading 17 points and hauled in five rebounds.
Fowles shot 8-of-12 from the field, but the East fell to the West 130-118 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Montgomery made her first All-Star appearance in 2011 as a member of the Eastern Conference, representing the Connecticut Sun.
In the game, Montgomery tallied 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, including going 3-for-6 from three, and finished with two assists coming off the bench.
Montgomery was one of six Eastern Conference players to score in double figures. The East came away with a 118-113 win over the West at AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Perkins appeared in her lone All-Star appearance in 2009, playing in the Eastern Conference as a member of the Chicago Sky.
In the game, Perkins finished with 16 points off the bench, which was the second-highest point total among Eastern All-Stars.
Perkins, who shot 7-for-11 from the field, also finished with five rebounds but the East fell to the West 130-118 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.
Pierson made her lone All-Star Appearance in 2015 as a member of the Western Conference All-Stars and a forward for the Tulsa Shock.
In the game, Pierson had seven points off the bench and shot 3-of-7 from the field to help the West top the East 117-112 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.