Moore named WNBA Player of the Week 13 Aug 13

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore its Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, August 5 through Sunday, August 11. This is Moore’s first Player of the Week of the season and third of her career.

Moore started off the week with 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting in Minnesota’s 93-80 win over San Antonio. She added a game-high 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals as Minnesota extended its winning streak to 10 games, the longest streak in the WNBA this season and third-longest streak in franchise history. The game was her second double-double of the season (ninth in her career) and fifth 20/10 game of her career. Two days later, Moore finished with a game-high 24 points, three assists and a season-high four steals in Minnesota’s loss to Washington. She was 9-of-15 from the floor, including matching a season-high with four three-pointers. Moore closed out her week with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in Chicago, her sixth game with 3+ steals in her last 10. 

On the week, Moore led the Western Conference in scoring (23.0 ppg), steals (3.3 spg) and made three-pointers (8) while ranking tied for fourth in assists (4.3 apg), fifth in field goal percentage (.578) and eighth in rebounding (6.3 rpg). This season she ranks eighth in the WNBA in scoring (a career-high 17.3 ppg), 15th in rebounding (6.2 rpg), 14th in assists (3.2 apg), 13th in FG accuracy (48.6%), fourth in three-point accuracy (42.2%), eighth in FT accuracy (87.1%), seventh in steals (1.7 spg) and 14th in blocks (0.9 bpg). Moore ranks among the WNBA’s top 15 in all eight major statistical categories, while no other player appears on more than five of those leader boards.

Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

After Sunday’s loss in Chicago, the Minnesota Lynx remain atop the Western Conference at 17-5, pacing the league in points per game (83.6), assists (20.3 apg) and point differential (+8.5). Minnesota holds a 1.5 game lead on the Los Angeles Sparks for both the best record in the Western Conference and the best record in the WNBA.