Moore named Player of the Week 15 Jul 14

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore its Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 7 through Sunday, July 14. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s second this season and seventh of her career.

Moore started off the week with a game-high 30 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, helping the Lynx pile up a 27-13 advantage to rally past Los Angeles (83-72) having trailed after three quarters. She helped the Lynx defeat Tulsa on July 10 at the BOK Center, scoring a game-high 33 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, posting her third 30+ point and 10+ rebound game this season (10th career). She also finished with three assists and two steals and was perfect from the charity strip, finishing 8-of-8 from the line. Moore closed out the week with game-high 26 points and 12 rebounds in the July 13 win over Seattle, marking her club-record 12th career game with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds and 19th double-double of her career (seventh this season).

This season Moore leads the league in scoring and minutes played, averaging 23.7 points and 34.9 minutes per game. She also ranks T-5th in steals (2.00 spg), seventh in free throw accuracy (88.1%), T-8th in rebounds (8.2 rpg), T-13th in blocks (0.86 bpg) and 18th in field goal accuracy (48.2%).

Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

After Sunday’s win against Seattle, the Minnesota Lynx improve to 16-6 overall and remain within 1.5 games of Phoenix in the Western Conference standings.