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Maya Moore named WNBA player of the month

The awards just keep piling up for Lynx star Maya Moore.

The WNBA's reigning MVP on Tuesday was named Western Conference player of the month, one day after she had been named the conference player of the week for the third straight time.

Moore averaged 25.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists in nine games in July, shooting 41.9 percent from three-point range. She led the league in three-pointers made in July with 26,

She was also MVP of the league all-star game on July 25, totaling 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in the West's 117-112 victory.

Moore had scored at least 20 points in her past 11 games; the Lynx play at Los Angeles Tuesday night. Moore's streak ties her with Cynthia Cooper for the second-longest in WNBA history. Diana Taurasi holds the WNBA record with 13 straight games of at least 20 points.

Moore has been named conference player of the month six times in her career - twice in 2013, three times in 2014 and once so far this season.

Fowles helps set the tone in Lynx victory

Greetings for a final time from Target Center tonight.

The Lynx, with a game in Tulsa Saturday, did what they needed to do tonight. They won easily, in such one-sided fashion that coach Cheryl Reeve was able to keep the minutes down for her starters. And that wasn’t an easy job considering she didn’t have Seimone Augustus or Anna Cruz.

Cruz sat the game out after spraining her right ankle Wednesday. She was close to being able to play and might play Saturday.

Here are some thoughts on the game

--Sylvia Fowles had a relatively modest 12 points and eight rebounds. But she was rather dominant in the first quarter, when the Lynx essentially set the tone with a 26-9 edge in scoring. She opened the scoring by forcing a turnover, then dribbling down the court to score. She said she felt a lot better tonight than she had on Wednesday. And she – and the Lynx – showed what might be in store when Fowles gets completely up to speed with the team.

--It was a very nice game for Renee Montgomery, who started in Cruz’s spot. The trade with Seattle that brought Montgomery here has been overshadowed by the Fowles trade. But Montgomery was important tonight. She played nearly 29 minutes – more than any other Lynx starter – and had nine assists to go with six points and two steals.

--Lindsay Whalen had her second straight strong game since returning from an eye injury. She scored 15 points tonight.

--Tricia Liston’s game continues to grow. Reeve has been stressing her belief that Liston is more than just a spot-up shooter. Tonight Liston played a career-high 32:12 off the bench, scored 10 points and had three assists…. And even a blocked shot.

--Moore struggled with her shot again tonight. She was 6-for-21. Still, she finished up with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.  Afterward Reeve said Moore was tired. Moore has taken it upon herself to work hard to get Montgomery and Fowles integrated into the team. “That can be draining,” Reeve said. “And we saw that tonight.’’

That’s about it for now. Have a good weekend.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Twins at Toronto

    6:07pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at New York

    6:30pm

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Toronto

    6:07pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Lincoln at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Lynx at Phoenix

    9pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • FC Edmonton at Minnesota United FC

    7pm on Ch. 45

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    12:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    5:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Los Angeles at Lynx

    6pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • Vikings vs. Pittsburgh

    7pm on Ch. 11, 100.3/1130

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • San Antonio at Lynx

    7pm on 106.1-FM

  • Saints at Sioux City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Texas at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

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  • Boston

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    3

    13

  • LA Dodgers

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    2

    6

  • Chicago Cubs

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Arizona

    Washington

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Minnesota

    Toronto

     

    - F

    1

    3

  • Kansas City

    Detroit

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • San Francisco

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    8

    3

  • St. Louis

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    2

    3

  • NY Mets

    Miami

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Houston

    Texas

     

    - F

    3

    4

  • Tampa Bay

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    11

    3

  • San Diego

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Seattle

    Colorado

     

    - F

    10

    4

  • Cleveland

    LA Angels

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Baltimore

    Oakland

     

    - F

    0

    5

  • San Antonio

    Connecticut

     

    - F

    51

    82

  • Indiana

    Chicago

     

    - F

    82

    106

  • Tulsa

    Phoenix

     

    - F

    84

    87

  • Minnesota

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    61

    83

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