INDIANAPOLIS – The basketball world is still buzzing about Maya Moore’s game winner last night in Game 3 of WNBA Finals 2015 presented by Boost Mobile. With the dust having settled from a the historic night, here are what some in the media have to say about Maya’s heroics.
Kent Youngblood, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Greetings from Indiana, where I just watched what many were saying after the game might have been the best WNBA finals game ever played.
Not just in terms of suspense. But in terms of overall play. There was a lot of skill out there tonight. Both teams busting it on defense, but both teams shooting 50 percent anyway.
David Woods, Indianapolis Star
Maya Moore remembered making a buzzer-beater 10 years ago in an Amateur Athletic Union game. If the Minnesota Lynx go on to win a third WNBA championship in five years, Friday night’s buzzer-beater will be more memorable than that.
Nick Birdsong, Sporting News
Maya Moore is already one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of sneakers.
Friday night, the UConn product added another chapter to her legacy when she calmly stroked a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Lynx to an 80-77 win against the Fever in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Moore caught the ball with 1.7 seconds to go, took one dribble to create space, squared up and delivered a dagger from the top of the key.
Mechelle Voepel, espnW.com
Moore had played just 1 minute, 46 seconds in the third quarter. She had 12 points, and her Lynx were clinging to a 59-57 lead in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. She had 10 minutes left to be the Maya Moore, the league MVP of 2014 who made a run at repeating that honor this year.
She would use every tenth of a second of those 10 minutes to lead the Lynx to a heart-pounding victory. Moore’s 3-pointer beat the buzzer by the slimmest of margins, giving Minnesota an 80-77 win for a 2-1 series edge.
Kymbrye Temple, Swish Appeal
The two teams put point after point on the scoreboard, leaving fans on both sides of the court cheering till the last moments of the game. With exceptional grace and power, the women of the Lynx and Fever were encompassing all things athleticism and refusing to give the opposing team a chance to breath in a heated battle of the WNBA giants.