MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played June 25 through July 1. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s second straight and 19th of her career.
During the week, the 6-foot forward led all scorers in each of the three contests, tallying 20+ points in all three and averaging 27.3 points per game during that stretch. She’s scored 20+ in every game during the current seven-game winning streak (nine times this season, 113 career) and has been the Lynx’ top scorer in six consecutive games. She currently ranks third in the league in scoring (20.4 ppg), seventh in steals (1.50 spg), 20th in rebounding (5.5 rpg) and second in minutes (33.3 mpg).
Moore erupted for a season-high 32 points with seven rebounds in the June 26 victory over Seattle, the 21st 30+ effort of her career. The win marked Minnesota’s 16th in a row at home vs. the Storm, the longest such run against any opponent in franchise history. She tallied 24 points (on 9-for-15 shooting) in the June 29 triumph vs. Atlanta, equaling her season best by sinking four 3-pointers for the second straight game. Moore completed the week by collecting 26 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the July 1 triumph at Dallas, where she scored the game’s final six points, including the tie-breaking jumper with 1:09 remaining. Minnesota has now won its last 16 trips to Tulsa and Dallas, the longest such string of road mastery in WNBA history.
Washington’s Elena Delle Donne was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Lynx play next on Tuesday, July 3 against the Indiana Fever at Target Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and the game can be seen on Twitter and heard on BOB 106.1 FM.