Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles Named WNBA Players of the Month

NEW YORK, September 4, 2013 – Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in August.

Fowles scored in double figures in each of Chicago’s 12 games, helping the Sky (21-8) clinch its first playoff berth in franchise history. Chicago went 9-3 for the month as Fowles averaged 18.1 points and 11.2 rebounds, while her .606 field goal percentage and 135 total rebounds led the WNBA. Fowles was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Aug. 19 and Eastern Conference Player of the Month for July.

Highlights of Fowles’ play in August included:

• Aug. 2 vs. Washington: Double-double with a personal season-best 32 points (10-for-14) and 15 rebounds in addition to five blocked shots in an 85-78 win.
• Aug. 11 vs. Minnesota: 31 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 11-of-11 from the free-throw line in a 94-86 win over the Western Conference-leading Lynx.
• Aug. 18 vs. Connecticut: 20 points, 21 rebounds in an 89-78 victory.

Moore’s 21.6 ppg led the Western Conference last month as Minnesota (22-7) went 8-4 and clinched a playoff berth. Moore eclipsed the 15-point mark in 10 of her team’s 12 games while ranking first league-wide in three-pointers made with 30, as well as first in the West in three-point field goal percentage at .500. Moore was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Aug. 12 and Aug. 26.

Highlights of Moore’s play in August included:

• Aug. 6 at San Antonio: Double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds in a 93-80 victory.
• Aug. 18 vs. New York: 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including 6-for-10 from behind the three-point line in an 88-57 win.
• Aug. 24 vs. Indiana: Scored a WNBA season-high 35 points on 15-of-21 from the field in an 84-77 victory.
• Aug. 31 vs. Seattle: 30 points on 12-of-15 from the field and five rebounds in a 97-74 win.

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Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.