Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore took home her second consecutive WNBA All-Star Game MVP award on Saturday as the West defeated the East 130-121 at KeyArena in Seattle.
Moore dropped a team-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (5-of-10 from three) and piled up three assists and three rebounds in the win. The Western Conference All-Stars were also plus-10 with Moore on the floor, which was the best mark among starters.
The 28-year-old—who also has a league MVP, three titles and a Finals MVP under her belt—helped the West keep pace with the East thanks to 11 first-half points, as the WNBA documented on Twitter:
Moore was aided by some tremendous facilitating from Sue Bird, who set an All-Star Game record with 11 dimes in 21 minutes, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike joined the party with 22 points (11-of-15 shooting) and seven rebounds off the bench on a day when the West shot a robust 56.8 percent from the field.
Jonquel Jones paced all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including two that came above the rim in the game's waning seconds:
Allie Quigley, Candice Dupree and Layshia Clarendon all chipped in 14 points, but the East couldn't overcome Moore and the West without Elena Delle Donne, who was out with a sprained right ankle.