Maya Moore scored 20 points in the Minnesota Lynx’s easy victory over the San Antonio Stars. This is the fifth consecutive game in which Moore has scored at least 20 points.
Maya Moore extended her consecutive streak of 20-point games to five, and the Minnesota Lynx extended the San Antonio Stars’ road woes with a 66-49 win Sunday night.
The Lynx, who came into the game with a league-high .727 winning percentage, have now won nine of their last ten games against San Antonio. San Antonio has not won in the Target Center since 2010.
Moore and Lynx started off the game on a 10-0 run, which they would then turn into a 20-6 first quarter. The Lynx would not lose the lead the entire game. The Stars, on the other hand, just couldn’t get into any offensive rhythm.
It took until 8:23 in the second quarter for the Stars to reach double digits in points. Forward Sophia-Young Malcolm, who had come off a career-high 27-point performance in Friday night’s loss to the Indiana Fever, was held to two points in the first half. She would only score four points in the entire game.
Minnesota, home to the top defense, allowed a season-low 49 points, a far cry from the season high 83 points they allowed in a Friday night loss to the Chicago Sky.
Stars rookie Dearica Hamby lead the team with 13 points, while Kayla Alexander grabbed 11 rebounds for the Stars. The team has now lost four of the last five games, becoming the first team in the WNBA to lose 10 games this year.