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Tamika Catchings ready for WNBA All-Star Game finale

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Tamika Catchings didn’t want to get sentimental thinking about her final All-Star Game. Catchings, who announced last fall that 2016 would be her final season, will be playing in a record 10th game today (12:30 p.m., ABC). The WNBA usually skips the All-Star Game during Olympic years. “I’m excited,” Catchings said. “I think everybody thought I’d be sad about this coming to the end, the last this, the last that. I’m really not. It’s time. The young players are playing so well.” Catchings is one of the few All-Star veterans playing in the game, which features 10 first-time participants. “They call me old. I’m not old, just wiser than you guys,” Catchings joked. Eastern Conference coach Pokey Chatman was quiet on whether anything special was planned for Catchings. – AP

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