The impressive performances of Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince got them named as WNBA Players of the Week for the Western Conference and Eastern Conference, respectively, for games played May 22-28.
Prince earned Player of the Week honors for the fifth time in her eight-year career. With the Liberty going 1-1 for the week, Prince ranked third among Eastern Conference players in scoring (21.5 ppg), tied for fourth in assists (4.5 apg) and tied for sixth in field goal percentage (.533, 16-of-30).
The 5-9 guard opened her week on May 23 by scoring 24 points, including the game-winning jumper with 4.5 seconds left to play, in a 69-67 victory at the Phoenix Mercury. Prince was 10-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three-point range. In her final game of the week, the Rutgers University product tallied 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds in an 87-81 road loss to the Seattle Storm on May 26.
Fowles earned Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week and for the ninth time in her 10-year career. She paced Western Conference players in rebounding (11.3 rpg) and ranked second in blocks (2.7 bpg), third in scoring (18.3 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (.656, 21-of-32) and tied for fourth in steals (2.0 spg). Fowles, who recorded two double-doubles, led Minnesota to a 3-0 mark as the Lynx extended its May winning streak to 23 games dating to 2012.
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