Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player of the WeekSeptember 10, 2012 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Minnesota Lynx
Moore led the Lynx to a 3-0 record on the week, recording victories over three playoff-bound teams in Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Antonio. Opening the week against the Sparks, Moore scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while matching a franchise record with a career-high seven steals. Three days later, Moore led the Lynx to a 25-point comeback against the Dream, the largest comeback in franchise history and matching the largest in WNBA history. She scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season, including scoring 17 points in the second half with 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Moore finished the week with an 18-point effort against San Antonio, leading Minnesota in points/assists/rebounds, her second time accomplishing the feat this season. The game was her second consecutive double-double and sixth of the season, as the Lynx clinched the first overall seed in the Western Conference with an 81-62 victory over the Silver Stars.
She finished the week second in the Western Conference in scoring (21.3 ppg), second in rebounds (11.0 rpg), first in steals (3.3 spg), tied for sixth in assists (4.0 apg) and sixth in field goal percentage (.489). This season, Moore ranks 13th in the WNBA in scoring (16.1 ppg), 14th in rebounding (6.3 rpg), 8th in free throw percentage (87.2%), 11th in steals (1.57 spg) and 18th in field goal percentage (46.1%). Moore also ranks first among forwards with 3.6 assists per game.
Atlanta's Lindsey Harding awas named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Minnesota finishes the regular season on the road for five of its final six games, including tomorrow's matchup against the Sky in Chicago and Friday's matchup with the Fever in Indianapolis. The Lynx return home for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Best Buy on Monday, September 17. After the game, the entire Lynx roster will stay on the court to sign autographs for fans.
Tickets for the rest of the Lynx regular season schedule, as well as the Western Conference Semifinals, are available now by calling the Lynx Front Office at 612-673-8400, by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com or in person at the Target Center box office. Tickets are also available from all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-WNBA-TIX (962-2849).
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