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Monday, June 20, 2016

Another showcase for UConn legend Maya Moore

I would be hard pressed to recall a WNBA regular-season game drawing as much attention as tomorrow's clash of undefeated squads when 12-0 Minnesota faces 11-0 Los Angeles (even if the WNBA didn't have the foresight to put it on either ESPN or ESPN2).

Former UConn star Maya Moore, the leading scorer for Minnesota, was among the participants on a conference call this afternoon held to promote the game which the league said is the first time two teams in the WNBA, NBA, NHL, MLB or NFL have met with perfect records this late into the start of the season.

"If you were writing a sports fiction story certainly what is going to happen tomorrow is going to be high up there as far as the excitement built into this game tomorrow," Moore said. "It is just a really cool time to focus on and celebrate the excellence you are seeing on the court from both teams."

The game will tip shortly after 3:30 p.m. and air on NBA TV.

Earlier in the day the WNBA will announce the top 20 players in league history in recognition of the league's 20th season. Moore is among the 60 nominees and it would be a shocking turn of events if she were not among the list of 20.

"It is an honor that I wasn't really thinking about or was aware of but to be playing in the league I grew up watching and loving would be such a humbling, awesome honor another fun moment to celebrate all that this league has accomplished,," Moore said.

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