**Award is Moore’s third of season, 17th of career**
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played July 4 through July 10. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s third of the season and the 17th of her career.
Minnesota went 2-1 on the week, improving to 16-4 overall for its second-best record ever at the 20-game mark. Over the three games played in the week, Moore averaged 28.3 points, 3.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds.
The sixth-year pro from the University of Connecticut tallied a team-high 33 points on July 5 against the Chicago Sky, with 13 of those 33 coming in the fourth quarter and helping the Lynx erase a 10-point deficit for their third double-digit comeback win of the season. Moore totaled 40 points on July 7 against Connecticut, adding eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks to join Diana Taurasi as the only players in WNBA history to score 40+ points on three occasions. She notched 31 of those points in the second half along with seven more in overtime to mark the second-most prolific scoring half in WNBA history. Moore tallied 12 points and a game-high seven assists against Dallas on July 9, the ninth time this season she’s led the Lynx in assists. She currently ranks fourth in the league in scoring (20.0 ppg), seventh in assists (4.3 apg), fifth in steals (1.55 spg), eighth in free throw accuracy (90.2%) and 11th in three-point accuracy (38.6%).
Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Lynx play next on Tuesday, July 12 against the San Antonio Stars at AT&T Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. CT and can be heard on BOB 106.1 FM.