Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 112-108 in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc. The 48 points are just short of the record 51 scored by Riquna Williams last season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel. Hummel’s agency, Priority Sports, announced the agreement on Monday night. He averaged 3.4 points in just over 12 minutes per game as a rookie last season.
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Moore scored a game-high 32 points in a 93-82 Lynx win over the Tulsa Shock on Wednesday. It was Minnesota’s only game that week heading into the All-Star break.
Maya Moore scored 32 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock 93-82 on Wednesday afternoon. Moore, who has at least 30 points nine times this season — including each of the three meetings against Tulsa, leads the league in scoring.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Maya Moore scored 16 of her game-high 26 points in the third quarter Sunday to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 77-60 victory over the Seattle Storm. Janel McCarville scored 13 points while Devereaux Peters added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx (16-6), who won their third straight and have the best home record in the league at 9-1.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft pick Zach LaVine. The Timberwolves announced the signing on Tuesday on the second day of a camp to prepare LaVine and others for the team’s summer league competition in Las Vegas.
It’s all starting to click for Tina Charles and the New York Liberty. Charles scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Liberty to an 87-80 win over Maya Moore and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. “We’re starting to play better and I’m being more aggressive doing what my team needs,” said Charles, who had 28 points in the Liberty’s previous game.
The Minnesota Lynx hope they are starting to peak. Playing well as team has to do with knowing each other well, and Janelle McCarville has shown she knows her teammates strengths and how to highlight them. Now in her second season and second time through Minnesota, she can be the subtle difference the Lynx need to stay ahead.
With her team missing one its big scorers, Janel McCarville took charge for the Minnesota Lynx. McCarville had a season-high 22 points and the short-handed Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 74-69 Sunday night. Maya Moore added 14 points for the Lynx (12-5), who have won three of four. Devereaux Peters had 12 points and Lindsay Whalen scored 10.
Lynx guard Seimone Augustus will miss Minnesota’s game Sunday against the Seattle Storm due to bursitis in her left knee. Augustus is the team’s second-leading scorer at 17.2 points per game and has been playing through pain for the past few weeks. The injury caused her to miss the June 18 game in Phoenix.
Zach LaVine’s parents, Paul and C.J., are celebrating right along with him. “It’s great. It feels good,” Paul said. It’s been a long journey. LaVine’s mother remembers many nights watching her son practice at their home. “When he was in the third grade, we would have to pull him from the backyard to eat. Only to get back out there again,” C.J. said.
Two weeks have now passed since we last saw the San Antonio Spurs dismantle the Miami Heat to win their fifth championship. On Thursday, it will be time for the winners to put the champagne down as the 2014 NBA Draft commences
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fielding trade proposals for star forward Kevin Love all week. All that talk has overshadowed the fact that they have the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft and three more in the second round on Thursday night. Whether the Wolves trade Love on or before draft night, they are likely to hold on to their first pick because they believe they will be able to find a solid rotation player at that spot.
Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders says his phone hasn’t stopped ringing as the NBA draft approaches. Saunders is a popular man because it is well known that star forward Kevin Love is available for the right offer. Saunders says trade talks in general, not just for Love, are “at a feeding frenzy” two days before Thursday night’s draft.