Kent Youngblood writes about the Minnesota Lynx.

Moore makes some history in Lynx victory over New York

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under People Updated: May 24, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Maya Moore made some history tonight, becoming the first player in WNBA history to score 30 or more points in four straight games. But she paid the price.

She had a big welt and five stitches above her right eye, thanks to a first-quarter collision with Seimone Augustus that left Augustus woozy; she had to go through a concussion protocol before being allowed back into the game.

“It’s really kind of overwhelming,” Moore said, a bag of ice on her head, after the game. “I’m not thinking too much, just out there playing, worried about helping my team win. It’s awesome to be able to score so much.”

The Lynx are now 4-0, and the biggest reason is Moore, who has made up for injuries that have sidelined Devereaux Peters, Monica Wright and Rebekkah Brunson. It has made up for some iffy defense. Saturday it made up for the Lynx being badly out-muscled in the paint.

“We’ve got the biggest Band-Aid in the history of the league in Maya Moore,” coach Cheryl Reeve said.

Funny she said that on a night when Moore had a pretty big bandage on her eye.

Here are some other nuggets from the game:

--Lindsay Whalen scored 21 points tonight, with 11 of them coming while Moore and Augustus weren’t playing.

--Rookie Asia Taylor had her best 16 minutes to date. She had 10 points and four rebounds off the bench, with all of them coming in the second half.

--Augustus had another strong game, hitting half her shots on the way to 18 points.

--After the game Reeve said center Janel McCarville struggled a bit with the defensive game plan. But credit another rookie, Damiris Dantas, for picking up some of the slack. Dantas had only four points, but she had eight rebounds and three steals tonight.

That’s about it for now. The Lynx play at Chicago Monday in a 2:30 matinee in a matchup of the only two undefeated teams in the league. That game will be shown on ESPN2.

That’s about it. Have a great rest of your holiday weekend.


Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta 4
Houston - WP: T. Sipp 5 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: C. Allen 1
San Francisco - WP: T. Hudson 10 FINAL
Washington - LP: D. Fister 3
St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright 4 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: K. Kendrick 5
Chicago WSox - LP: D. Webb 3 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: D. Robertson 4
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Smyly 8 FINAL
Toronto - LP: M. Stroman 0
Atlanta - WP: D. Hale 3 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: M. Parra 1
Seattle - WP: D. Leone 5 FINAL
Boston - LP: K. Uehara 3
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 6 FINAL
Texas - LP: C. Lewis 3
Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke 8 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: Y. Gallardo 3
Detroit - LP: R. Ray 6 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: R. Pressly 20
Miami - WP: H. Alvarez 13 FINAL
Colorado - LP: F. Morales 5
San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne 1 FINAL
Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter 5
LA Angels - LP: J. Grilli 3 FINAL
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 5
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 2 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: D. Haren 6
Carolina 7 FINAL
New England 30
NY Giants 35 FINAL
NY Jets 24
Jacksonville 12 FINAL
Detroit 13
Oakland 21 FINAL
Green Bay 31
Chicago 6 FINAL
Seattle 34
Tampa Bay 3:30 PM
Tennessee 6:00 PM
Dallas 6:00 PM
Washington 6:30 PM
New Orleans 7:00 PM
Minnesota 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 7:00 PM
Houston 8:00 PM
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Atlanta 8/28/14 5:00 PM
Detroit 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Kansas City 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Green Bay
NY Jets 8/28/14 6:00 PM
St. Louis 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Carolina 8/28/14 6:30 PM
New England 8/28/14 6:30 PM
NY Giants
Washington 8/28/14 6:30 PM
Tampa Bay
Baltimore 8/28/14 7:00 PM
New Orleans
Chicago 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Denver 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Minnesota 8/28/14 7:00 PM
San Francisco 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Arizona 8/28/14 9:00 PM
San Diego
Seattle 8/28/14 9:00 PM
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:00 PM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
BYU 8/29/14 6:00 PM
(6) Jacksonville St 8/29/14 6:30 PM
(8) Michigan State
Bowling Green 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Western Ky
TX-San Antonio 8/29/14 8:00 PM
Colorado State 8/29/14 8:00 PM
UNLV 8/29/14 9:30 PM
UCF 8/30/14 7:30 AM
Penn State
Real Salt Lake 1 FINAL
FC Dallas 2
Montreal 16 FINAL
Winnipeg 24
Toronto 3:00 PM
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Winnipeg 8/31/14 2:00 PM
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Chicago 80 FINAL
Atlanta 77
Los Angeles 72 FINAL
Phoenix 75
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