The Lynx were a fairly relaxed bunch at media access today. But not too relaxed. They know that Indiana has already won four elimination games in these playoffs. And they know Indiana clinched the Eastern Conference finals by winning at home in Game 2, then going to New York and beating the Liberty in Game 3.
That said, there was still a lot of buzz about Moore’s last-second shot.
After the game Moore said it was her first buzzer-beating game-winner in 10 years. She said the last time it happened was in an AAU game when she played for the Georgia Metros.
Turns out video of that play can be found on YouTube.
Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt9ajhxl33E
Watch it and you’ll see it was a trick play. It came in a game between the Metros and the Philadelphia Belles. A program, by the way, that a young Cheryl Reeve played for as a teen. Anyway, it’s called a fall-down play. Three of Moore’s teammates just fell to the floor, momentarily stunning the other team. Then Moore took the inbounds pass and scored from the top of the key.
Assistant coach Jim Petersen dialed up the video on his cell phone during media access and was playing it for the players, who hooted and hollered.
--Meanwhile, the Fever said it has put that dramatic finish behind them and will be ready to play. Briann January said they have to let that play go. “You have to,” she said. “Carrying those thoughts and feelings from a loss isn’t going to do anything to help you be successful. Let it burn, let it sink in, learn from it and move on. Tomorrow is a fresh slate.’’
--Remember, Sunday’s game is at 7:30 and will be on ESPN.