Sylvia Fowles is leading race for WNBA MVP

Fowles has been named the conference player of the month three months in a row.

Sylvia Fowles is kicking ass and taking names as she leads the Lynx atop the WNBA standings, and on Tuesday she won her third consecutive Western Conference Player of the Month award. 

At 19-2, the Lynx are off to the best start in team history and Fowles has been their best player. 

She's averaging 20.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. Brittney Griner (22.9 PPG), who is out for another week or two with a knee injury, is the only player in the league averaging more points per game. 

In July, Fowles was insanely efficient as a scorer, converting 66-of-92 shots (71.2%). 

Fowles is clearly a frontrunner for the league MVP award, along with the likes of Griner, New York's Tina Charles and Seattle's Breanna Stewart. 

But unlike Fowles and the Lynx, New York is barely over .500 and Seattle is three games under .500. The MVP typically goes to the best player on the best team, and that's Fowles right now. 

Maya Moore in 2014 is the only player in Lynx history to win the MVP award. 

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