MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Finals are still almost two months away, ladies.
No one bothered to tell the league's two past two champions that Saturday, as Minnesota and Indiana engaged in an affair reminiscent of their rough-and-tumble, seesaw collisions in last October's crowning series. Not until the latest moment of crunch time did the Lynx edge away from the team that crushed their back-to-back title dreams then.
"Typical Indiana game, as we knew it would be," coach Cheryl Reeve said.
Not a bad occasion, then, for arguably the game's best all-around female player to put forth inarguably the top offensive performance of her young professional career.
There have been several Maya Moore takeovers this season, but none as integral as the third-year forward's 35-point, 15-of-21 field-goal evening at the Target Center. Not only did she produce from every imaginable spot on the floor, but Moore converted buckets at moments when doing so became most imperative.
"Anything she was throwi...