The Minnesota Lynx added a sixth win to their tally Tuesday night, breaking away early and living up to their reputation as last year's WNBA champs.
The Lynx, however, will not be getting too comfortable with their status and will continue to work through each game regardless of their lead.
''It's something we definitely are aware of and are working on,'' Moore said. ''Every team is going to make a run, and we can't be as complacent with big leads."
Maya Moore was the big scorer for the Lynx with 25 points, three assists, and six rebounds.
''Maya was great in the first quarter, and we knew they were going to try and deliver the first punch,'' said the Liberty's Tina Charles, a vision at certainly came to fruition.
Charles stood out with her 23 points on behalf of the Liberty, one assist, and a whopping 11 rebounds. Minnesota is four wins short of matching their own record set back in 2012 of the most consecutive wins to start the season.
They also broke a three-game losing streak to the Liberty, winning at Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2010.
Before I elaborate on the hot-streaking, unflappable Lynx, what the hell is going on with New York? Their start to the season, albeit without Epiphanny Prince, has been shocking. Mr. Bad Boy a.k.a Bill Laimbeer is understandably frustrated, as we ALL KNOW, he LOATHES losing! Could Laimbeer be contemplating any changes to the starting lineup or eyeing an early season trade?
But back to the team in the Twin Cities, that seems to be flying under the radar like the San Antonio Spurs did this year, or like the Golden State Warriors, who were doubted immensely when they were down 3-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. What's that new song by Fat Joe ... oh yeah, "All the Way Up." That's what happens when you look at the WNBA Standings, they are "up" at the top.
Minnesota was up early and fast with 28 points in the first quarter against the Liberty, more than doubling New York's scoring capabilities, rounding out the first 28-11. The Liberty rallied within 31-25 in the second quarter with Moore on the bench. She subbed back in and the Lynx, who are second in this week's Swish Appeal Power Rankings, built a 15-point halftime lead, ending the half 46-31.
In the third, New York was barely able to outscore Minnesota with a one-point lead, ending the quarter 63-49.
Finally, the Liberty outscored the Lynx with 20 points in a last minute rally, but it wasn't enough, and Minnesota won over New York, 79-69.
Next Minnesota will face off against Dallas at home on Saturday, June 4th, game at 7 PM CT.
New York also stays at home against Indiana on Friday, June 3rd, 7:30 PM ET.