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Women's Basketball: Western Conference Wins Against East, 84-75 - 2003-07-13


Nikki Teasley of the Women's National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Sparks scored 10 points and added six assists and six rebounds Saturday, to help the Western Conference remain perfect in All-Star competition.

The Western Conference beat the East 84-75 at New York City's Madison Square Garden to win its fifth straight WNBA All-Star Game.

The West won despite the loss of Teasley's Sparks teammate, Lisa Leslie. She left the game with a knee injury with 14:33 remaining. Leslie, a three-time All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, had to be carried from the floor and taken to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a bruised right knee. Leslie was well on her way to a fourth MVP trophy, leaving with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Without Leslie on the court, the West scored 14 straight points to seize a 66-54 advantage. Yolanda Griffith of the Sacramento Monarchs scored seven of those and ended the game with 14 points, while New York native Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm netted 11.