MINNEAPOLIS—The WNBA on Tuesday named Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played May 22 through May 28.
The award is the ninth of Fowles' career and her second as a member of the Lynx. She becomes the first player from the Western Conference, and third overall, since the award's inception to win in the first two weeks of the season.
After winning all three games for the week, the Lynx remained the only undefeated team in the WNBA at 6-0, opening a 1.5-game lead on Seattle for the WNBA's top seed. The Lynx have won 23 consecutive games in May and picked up a pair of victories at Xcel Energy Center to extend their home winning streak to 13 games, the second-longest run in franchise history.
In the three games played in the week, Fowles averaged 18.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.00 steals and 2.67 blocks while logging 26.0 minutes per game. She shot 65.6 percent from the floor (21-for-32) and 81.3 percent from the line (13-for-16) while ringing up two more double-doubles to increase her career total to 111 (third in league history).
New York's Epiphanny Prince was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Next game for the Lynx is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Seattle Storm.