Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. It’s Moore’s first player of the week award of the season and sixth of her career.
Maya Moore had been unstoppable on offense through Minnesota’s first four games. It was her stellar defense that kept the Lynx undefeated. Moore and the Lynx held second-leading scorer Elena Delle Donne to just 16 points to remain perfect with a 75-72 win over the Chicago Sky on Monday in a showdown of undefeated teams.
A collision with a teammate sent Maya Moore to the bench, and even that didn’t slow her down in the end. Moore recovered from cracking heads with Seimone Augustus to score 30 points on a record-setting night and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the New York Liberty 87-82 Saturday.
The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx needed every one of Maya Moore’s career-high 38 points to beat the Tulsa Shock. Moore made two free throws with 11.8 seconds for the last of her points in Minnesota’s 94-93 victory over the Shock on Friday night.
The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.
Maya Moore scored 33 points, and Seimone Augustus tied it with 2.3 seconds left in regulation in the Minnesota Lynx’s 90-87 overtime victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. Lindsay Whalen scored Minnesota’s last eight points to help the defending champion Lynx improve to 2-0. They opened the season Friday night with a victory in Washington.
WNBA general managers are predicting the Minnesota Lynx to repeat as champions and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker as the top choice to earn the MVP award for a second straight year.
The Minnesota Lynx say forward Rebekkah Brunson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 forward finished her 10th WNBA season and her fourth with the Lynx last season by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, who has led her team to two WNBA titles in the last three seasons, has been named as an assistant coach for Team U.S.A in the FIBA World Championships. Reeve will be on the coaching staff with two other assistants under head coach Geno Auriemma, the women’s basketball coach at Connecticut.
The Minnesota Lynx have added another championship to their trophy case. Asia Taylor had 18 points, Maya Moore added 16 and the Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 76-69 to win the WNBA’s first preseason tournament title Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports.
The Minnesota Lynx say forward Devereaux Peters will undergo surgery on her left knee and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team said Monday that Peters will have arthroscopy on her knee this week at TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Sunday night that guard Monica Wright is out indefinitely with a knee injury. Team officials said Wright, who is the back-up at point guard to Lindsay Whalen, had arthroscopic knee surgery on her left knee on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday they’ve signed both of their top choices from the recent WNBA Draft. The Lynx signed Tricia Liston, the No. 12 overall pick, and Aysa Bussie, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft.
The Minnesota Lynx have traded second-year guard Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft. The Lynx announced the move on Wednesday. Rodgers was chosen in the second round last season, but played only sparingly on a veteran-laden team. She averaged 1.9 points in 7.6 minutes per game last season.
The Minnesota Lynx made four selections in the WNBA Draft on Monday with two picks in each round. In the first round, the Lynx selected Duke guard Tricia Liston with the 12th overall pick. Three picks later, the Lynx selected Virginia center Asya Bussie.