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Maya Moore Named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Moore took home the honors for the second consecutive week after a solid run of impressive stats that isn't slowing down.

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

This may seem like a case of déjà vu, but it's not.

Lynx forward Maya Moore took home Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row—and it's much deserved. Moore earned the award for the week of July 13-July 19.

Moore averaged 29 points over games against Connecticut, Chicago and Tulsa that week, leading all WNBA scorers. She also averaged 8.0 rebounds (No. 2) and 4.7 assists (No. 3).

Last week, Moore's performance wasn't enough for the Lynx to take home both wins, but this time was another story. Minnesota defeated the Sun 85-79 on July 14, thanks in part to Moore's 26 points, and the week only got better from there. The All-Star contributed 29 points (a season-high at the time) and seven rebounds to an easy win over Chicago July 17. Two days later, Moore grabbed a new season best with 32 points; amazingly, she exploded for 30 of those points in the second half alone. Minnesota came from behind to defeat Tulsa 79-72 on the road.

According to the official press release, Moore also made history that night. No. 23 became the 10th player in WNBA history to collect 30+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in one game.

Moore isn't that far into the 2015 season, and she's continuing to build up an already-impressive resume that includes 25 career double-doubles and 15 30+ point games. She is currently averaging 20.4 points, good enough for No. 3 overall in the league.

For the Eastern Conference, New York center Tina Charles was named Player of the Week. Charles is currently averaging 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in her sixth WNBA season.