Moore, Lynx Have Nice Showing At 2017 WNBA All-Star

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Minnesota Lynx put on a show for the WNBA fans on Saturday at 2017 WNBA All-Star.

From the players in the game itself, to the coaching staff on the bench and participants in the Three-Point Contest, the Lynx left their mark at KeyArena in Seattle.

Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus represented Minnesota in the game on Saturday. Moore led the way, helping the Western Conference to a 130-121 win over the Eastern Conference and earning her second straight All-Star Game MVP Award.

Moore had a team-best 23 points, three assists and three rebounds for the West. She finished with a game-high five threes in 23 minutes.

“When you’re in an All-Star Game, you’re just trying to hit shots. That’s why they bring you in, is to hit shots,” Moore said after the game. “Thankfully enough of them went down for me and we had a nice flow.”

For the rest of the Lynx players, Brunson tallied 12 points and three rebounds, Fowles had eight points and five rebounds and Augustus had four points and two rebounds.

Along with the players, Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve and her staff were in charge of coaching the West in the game. Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller coached the East.

“It’s almost like there wasn’t a break for us because we were together,” Moore said of being around her teammates and coaches. “Just continuing to build these memories and continue to build momentum with my teammates and coaches. It’s just one more thing we were able to do together to bring it into the second half of the season.”

Moore also competed in the Three-Point Contest, which took place at halftime of the All-Star Game. The competition returned this year for the first time in eight years. Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley ended up winning the contest, beating out Moore, Sue Bird, Jasmine Thomas and Sugar Rodgers.

Everywhere you looked on Saturday, you saw the Lynx. And they certainly put on a fun show for the fans.

“I really enjoyed it. It’s fun to be able to appreciate your competitors. Even if it just is for 48 hours and having them be on your side for a little while” Moore said. “Pretty soon now we turn it back into regular season mode. It should be a fun end of the year.”