WNBA’s Maya Moore goes for 48 points & 10 rebounds in double OT win
After posting that epic off the backboard oop FAIL from this past weekend’s WNBA All-Star Game, I’m so happy to highlight something positive from the WNBA. That positive from last night was the Lynx’s Maya Moore who went off for 48 points in a double OT win for the Lynx.
”We needed every one of them,” Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said of Moore’s points. ”And she had their full attention. That’s what’s impressive. They’re not trying to let her drop 48 points on their heads.”
The career high for Maya was just 3 points shy of the WNBA record set last season by Riquna Williams.
Now before you say anything negative about Maya needing the two extra time periods to get her career-high, she had 40 at the end of regulation and 23 in the first half and was clutch in the 2nd OT with a pair of jumpers. She also made over half her shots – 16 of 30 from the field, 7 of 9 from downtown and 9 of 11 from the line.
Maya’s league leading 25.1 scoring average gives her 4 more points than Skylar Diggins average and 5 more than McCoughtry and Parker who are 3rd and 4th in scoring.
As for Skylar, she also had a career night last night, scoring 34 in a loss.