Catchings (East), Bird (West) lead All-Star Game voting

6/21/2006 - WNBA

NEW YORK -- Indiana's Tamika Catchings leads the Eastern
Conference and Seattle's Sue Bird tops the Western Conference in
early WNBA All-Star balloting.

Houston's Sheryl Swoopes, Seattle's Lauren Jackson and Los
Angeles' Lisa Leslie round out the top five vote-getters across the

The WNBA All-Star game will be held July 12 at Madison Square
Garden and televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

Starters for the All-Star game will be determined by arena and
online fan balloting that ends Sunday.

The starters will be announced on July 5. Reserves will be
selected by the conference coaches.