The Associated Press, citing an unnamed source, is reporting that Los Angeles forward/center Candace Parker has won the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player award, edging Minnesota’s Maya Moore in the closest voting since 2005.The announcement will come before tonight's playoff game between Los Angeles and Phoenix.
The AP reports that Parker won with a total of 234 points. Moore had 218 and Chicago rookie Elena Delle Donne was third with 189. It is the closest the top two players have been in the voting since Sheryl Swoopes won the award over Lauren Jackson by two points in 2005.
Both Parker and Moore received 10 first-place votes each from the 39-member voting panel consisting of media from across the country.
Parker averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Sparks, who finished second to the Lynx in the Western Conference. Moore averaged 18.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Lynx.
Here is where you can find the Associated Press report