Minnesota Lynx wing Maya Moore scored a career-high 35 points on 15-for-21 shooting in addition to 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks in an 84-77 win over the Indiana Fever.
Unfortunately, it wasn't televised, a fact not lost on Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve.
First words out of Cheryl Reeve's mouth postgame: "I thought that was a great game for TV." #Lynx— Phil Ervin (@PhilErvin) August 25, 2013
The game was originally scheduled to be on ESPN2 at the beginning of the season, but the Atlanta Dream announced on August 6 that they'd be facing the Chicago Sky on ESPN2 instead.
The Dream and Sky were playing just their second game in their four-game regular season series and entered the game separated by 3.5 games at the top of the Eastern Conference. And of course, the game featured Rookie of the Year frontrunner Elena Delle Donne as well as top MVP candidates Sylvia Fowles and Angel McCoughtry.
Delle Donne scored a game-high 25 points to help the Sky win in a competitive game on the road to put themselves in firm control of the Eastern Conference with just six games remaining on their schedule. Yet it might be safe to say that a few people would've tuned in to see the league's most balanced team get a 35-point performance from a player who was once hyped up as The Chosen One herself and is putting up MVP-caliber numbers this season despite the hype being directed elsewhere this season.