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Maya Moore Named WNBA Player Of The Week

Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx was the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week last week.

AUG 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA:  Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) in the third quarter against the Washington Mystics at Target Center.  The Lynx defeated the Mystics 98-69.  Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
AUG 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) in the third quarter against the Washington Mystics at Target Center. The Lynx defeated the Mystics 98-69. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

Recent Olympics gold medalist and Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore has earned the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week honors for games played from Aug. 16-20.

Moore, the league's reigning Rookie of the Year from the defending WNBA champions, led the Lynx to wins over Washington and Tulsa while scoring over 19 points per game. She's led the Western Conference-leading Lynx to the WNBA's top record (17-4). Minnesota faces the Seattle Storm tonight in a game televised by ESPN2.

Indiana Fever star and fellow gold medalist Tameka Catchings, the league's reigning MVP, won the honor for the Eastern Conference after leading the team to wins over Washington and Atlanta.

No surprise Moore and Catchings won the honors, as both are probably the frontrunners for the league's MVP award right now.

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