WNBA: Lynx's Moore Western Conference Player of Month
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for July.
This is Moore's second player of the month award and fourth in the past five.
After being named player of the week on Monday, Moore has now received seven player of the week/player of the month awards this season.
She averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the month, helping Minnesota compile a 9-1 record. She garnered national attention with a club-record 48 points in a 112-108 double-overtime win vs. Atlanta on July 22. Her point total eclipsed Katie Smith's previous Lynx mark of 46 (set at Los Angeles on July 8, 2001) and is the second-highest total in WNBA history behind Riquna Williams' 51-point outburst for Tulsa last Sept. 8 at San Antonio.
It was also her 10th 30-point game of the year, equaling Diana Taurasi's WNBA single-season record in that category set in 2008.
Moore scored 20 points eight times and 30 points on four occasions, and also collected three point/rebound double-doubles in the month.
Highlights from Moore's month:
• July 10 at Tulsa: Scored 33 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Hit 12-of-21 shots from the field and all eight free throw attempts.
• July 22 vs. Atlanta: Scored franchise-record 48 points in a 112-108 double overtime win over the Dream. Hit a club-record-tying seven three-pointers and grabbed 10 rebounds.
• July 31 vs. Phoenix: Registered a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds and four steals in Minnesota's 75-67 win, snapping the Mercury's 16-game winning streak.
In her fourth WNBA season, Moore leads the WNBA in scoring (24.7 ppg) and minutes (35.2 mpg), and ranks eighth in rebounding (8.2 rpg), 15th in field goal percentage (48.2), fourth in three-pointers made (56), second in free throws made (135) and sixth in steals (1.96 spg).