MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 27 through Sunday, August 2. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s third of the season and the 13th of her career.
Moore led all Western Conference scorers for the week with 23.3 points per game, ranked sixth in the WNBA in assists with 3.8 assists per game and seventh in rebounding with 7.3 rebounds per game. Moore registered game-high totals of 25 points and five assists against Connecticut July 22, playing all 45 minutes for the third complete game of her career. She was named Most Valuable Player of the 2015 WNBA All Star Game on July 25, after tallying an All Star Game-record 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in the West’s 117-112 victory.
Moore led all scorers with 27 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the July 29 win over Los Angeles where she sank consecutive baskets in the game’s final two minutes after the Sparks had rallied to within three. Earlier in the week, Moore collected 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in the July 31 win over Atlanta, making her 26th career double-double and eighth time she’s amassed 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in one game. She finished the week by scoring 16 of 20 points in the fourth quarter in a victory over the Shock for Minnesota’s 12th consecutive win at the BOK Center. Moore has now scored 20+ points in each of her past 11 games, tying Cynthia Cooper for the second-longest such run in WNBA history.
New York's Tina Charles was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Lynx play next on Tuesday, August 4 at Staples Center against the Los Angeles Sparks. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. CT and the game can be seen on ESPN 2 and heard on BOB 106.1 FM.