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Lynx's Moore wins conference player of the week

Per a news release from the Lynx, Maya Moore won the Western Conference Player of the Week Award for the 15th time in her career after helping the Lynx to a 3-0 start.

Moore led the Lynx in assists in all three wins and was the team’s top scorer twice and leading rebounder once. The sixth-year pro from the University of Connecticut tallied 16 of her game-high 27 points in the second half of Minnesota’s opening night victory over Phoenix. Moore put up 22 points and six assists at Chicago, marking her 74th 20+ point performance in Lynx uniform. On Sunday at Seattle, Moore registered 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Lynx opener gets good ratings on ESPN

Minnesota’s season-opener vs. the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday – one handily won by the Lynx – was the highest-rated regular-season game on the ESPN networks (excluding ABC) since 2011. And it was the highest-rated regular-season weekend WNBA game on the ESPN networks since 2005.

The game delivered a 0.4 overnight rating. The top five markets included the Twin Cities (1.6), Memphis (1.4), New Orleans (1.1), Albuquerque-Sante Fe (0.9) and Dayton, Ohio (0.8).