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Maya Moore made five her six 3-pointers in the third quarter to tie the WNBA record and had a career-high 29 points in the Minnesota Lynx's 86-79 victory over the Indiana Fever on Monday night.
The defending champion Lynx completed their home schedule with a franchise-record 16-1 mark and improved to 26-5 overall. They will finish the regular season with three road games.
Lindsay Whalen added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Minnesota, which has already clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Tamika Catchings led Indiana (20-11) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With the loss, the Fever dropped out of contention for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Moore matched Phoenix star Diana Taurasi's WNBA record for 3-pointers in a quarter set in 2010.
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MINNEAPOLIS I like Maya Moore.I like her as a person. I like what she's done for women's basketball. I like that she's often the last player off the practice court, that the truths that come out of her mouth would sound like clichs from any other.I like that she says she gives the same effort for every game, no matter the opponent, and that when she says it, we believe...
Maya Moore is not on a first-name basis with President Barack Obama.
Not after visiting the White House several times in college, not even after playing basketball against the Commander in Chief, and not even now, after this latest visit honoring the Lynx's 2011 WNBA championship. Moore is still a little bit in awe.
"He is (on a first-name basis) with me, but I still call...