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Maya Moore Named Rookie of the Month for August

September 1, 2011 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Minnesota Lynx News Release

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore its Rookie of the Month for August. Moore captures the Rookie of the Month honor for the second time in as many months.

In 13 games in August (11-2), all starts, Moore led all rookies in scoring (12.3 ppg), rebounds (4.6 rpg), steals (1.8 spg), three-pointers (25) and minutes (27.2 mpg). She also ranked third in assists (2.2 apg) among first-year players. Her 25 made three-pointers this month were second-most in the WNBA, behind Renee Montgomery's 27. Moore scored a season-high 28 points, including going 6-of-6 from beyond the arc - tying a WNBA record for most made three-point field goals without a miss - on August 9 at Phoenix. That outing was one of four 18+ point games for the month for Moore. She tallied her first-career double-double with a 19-point, 12-rebound effort on Aug. 28 at San Antonio.

The first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, Moore has continued her strong rookie season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.6 rebounds for the league-leading Lynx (24-6).

Highlights of Moore's month include: * August 2nd vs. Phoenix: Made five three-pointers en route to scoring 22 points in Minnesota's 90-73 win over Phoenix. * August 9th at Phoenix: Scored a season-high 28 points in a loss at Phoenix. Went 6-of-6 from beyond the arc, tying a WNBA record for most three-point field goals made without a miss. * August 26th vs. San Antonio: Scored 18 points to go along with seven rebounds as the Lynx defeated San Antonio 85-75. * August 28th at San Antonio: Registered her first career double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Lynx clinched the best record in the Western Conference with a 72-61 at San Antonio.

The Lynx, winners of six straight and 17 out of their last 19, can clinch the best overall record in the WNBA and home court advantage through the 2011 WNBA Playoffs with a win Friday night vs. New York. Tip at Target Center is set for 7:00 pm. With four games remaining, the Lynx (24-6) have a chance of tying the single-season WNBA record for wins (28 - Los Angeles, 2001 and 2002; Seattle, 2010).

Lower-level single-game tickets to Friday night's game and the Western Conference Semifinals can be purchased for as low as $10. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for as little as $8. Tickets can be purchased by calling 612-673-8400, visiting the Lynx website at www.lynxbasketball.com and stopping by the Target Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-WNBA-TIX (962-2849).

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