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CHI vs PHO Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Basketball Tips, Starting Five, Team Details, 16 October

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This game may mark the end of this year’s WNBA season in what has been a superb ride once again. Here, the Chicago Sky will look to clinch the WNBA title as the squad take on Phoenix Mercury. More information about the CHI vs PHO Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.

CHI vs PHO Dream11 Prediction

To sum up Mercury’s Game 1 performance, Taurasi shot 1/10, Diggins-Smith shot 2/9, Turner 0/2, Peddy 0/4, and only Griner could get something done on the offensive end. The team collapsed against a confident Sky team and as written in one of the pieces earlier here, the guards had a cold night as expected.

The Sky took advantage of the poor offensive showing, put on a clinic on both ends and Courtney hoarded 10+ assists again. The Mercury has shown no answer for Courtney yet as she has dictated the pace of the game. Kahleah Copper continues to destroy defenses using her acrobatic moves and terrific hangtime.

Brianna Turner has been passive, Skylar Diggins-Smith has looked a little off-sync at times, but the Mercury’s biggest problem has been the inability to establish their inside-out game. Griner has done her job on both ends of the floor but she can’t win the championship alone. The Sky has a more balanced attack as of now and they have players who can do multiple things.

Can Mercury recover from a 36-point blowout? Is this the game that Taurasi says, “alright, enough of this” and goes for a 25-35 points night? Can the Mercury figure out a way to stall the dribble penetration of Sloot and Copper’s drive? Will Sky close the season and bag a title to mark their ascendancy?

CHI vs PHO Dream Match Details

Host: Chicago Sky
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 18 October, @ 12:30 AM
Venue: Wintrust Arena

CHI vs PHO Dream Court Details

The match will be played at Sky’s home court arena Wintrust Arena.

CHI vs PHO Dream11 Team Prediction:

Chicago Sky | Phoenix Mercury
Games: 09| 10
Wins: 07| 06
Defeats: 02| 04

CHI vs PHO Dream11 fantasy basketball lineup:
G:  C Vandersloot(PP), B Hartley
SG: D DeShields, S Cunningham
SF: S Peddy
PF: C Parker
C:   S Dolson, B Griner(SP)

Chicago Sky 2021 Captain

Courtney Vandersloot has been a phenomenal passer and has to be a candidate for the Super/Pro Player.

Phoenix Mercury 2021 Captain

Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith both can consider for theDream11 Fantasy Basketball team.

CHI vs PHO Top Picks

*stats from Game 3 *

Courtney Vandersloot
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Vandersloot has now wreaked havoc on four teams in a row. Her passing instincts have come to the fore once again and her ability to read the game has become problematic for the opponents. Courtney has been hands down the most effective player in this postseason. The electric guard has averaged 13.3 PPG, 9.7 APG, 5.0 RPG, and 1.7 SPG. These numbers say it all, can Courtney get her maiden championship in this game?

Brittney Griner
Points: 16
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Griner has been the lone warrior for the Mercury and has carried Phoenix’s hopes. The Center has been tested but the Sky’s physical defense and has done an admirable job despite the challenge. She has posted impressive averages of 20.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.9 BPG. Can the Center receive more help from her teammates

Candace Parker
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Parker’s impact can’t be gauged just through stats. She is the emotional leader and has injected confidence into the unit. Candace is a physical player and has given the Mercury’s offense trouble inside. Can she nab a title with her home city?

Diana Taurasi
Points: 05
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 02
Steals:02
Taurasi shot just 1/10 in the last game but remains a perennial threat. The veteran guard can rise up for 25-40 points on her night and the Sky can’t still take her lightly. The guard has averaged 17.8 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 3.0 APG. Can Taurasi bail out the Mercury?

Kahleah Copper
Points: 22
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Kahleah has overwhelmed Mercury’s defense, who doesn’t have anyone matching her speed. Her acrobatic moves and finishes on either side of the rim has made Sky effective. Copper leads the Sky in scoring with averages of 18.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 1.2 SPG. Is there any way Phoenix can stall her?

Skylar Diggins-Smith
Points: 07
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Skylar has been up-and-down throughout the Playoffs. Diggins-Smith has been a little shaky with her shot selection and is shooting just 36.5%. She is a game-changer, and Mercury will need both her passing and scoring to push the series to five. She has averaged 13.7 PPG, 5.9 APG, 3.8 RPG, 1.1 SPG. Can Skylar somehow find her rhythm?

Azura Stevens
Points: 06
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01
Azura is averaging 10.0 PPG and 7.3 RPG in the postseason. Stevens battled hard versus Griner in the last game and has been impressive.

Brianna Turner
Points: 00
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Though she is an active defender and has done her job at the boards, she has been passive offensively. Her averages so far are 8.8 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1.9 BPG, and 1.2 SPG in the postseason.

Allie Quigley
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Allie has come through for the Sky and has helped stretch defenses. She is averaging 14.0 PPG so far in the Playoffs.

Shey Peddy
Points: 01
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Barring the last game 0/4 performance, Shey has been a huge factor. Peddy is averaging 7.3 PPG 3.5 PPG and 2.1 SPG in the Playoffs.

Stefanie Dolson

Points: 02
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Dolson is a rugged screen setter and a terrific role player. Averaging 4.6 PPG and 2.6 RPG during the postseason.

Diamond DeShields

Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 05
Diamond hasn’t been in her usual mode during the postseason but had an impressive Game 3. Averaging 5.9 PPG and 1.2 SPG during the postseason.

CHI Top Picks | Chicago Sky Starting Five

(expected)
PF: Candace Parker
SF: Kahleah Copper
C: Azurá Stevens
SG: Allie Quigley
PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Bench: Ruthy Hebard, Astou Ndour-Fall, Diamond DeShields, Lexie Brown, Stefanie Dolson, Dana Evans.

Chicago Sky Team News

  • No issues to report thus far.
    Chicago Sky Squad
    : Courtney Vandersloot, Lexie Brown, Kahleah Copper, Diamond DeShields, Stefanie Dolson, Dana Evans, Ruthy Hebard, Astou Ndour-Fall, Candace Parker, Allie Quigley, Azurá Stevens.

    PHO Top Picks | Phoenix Mercury Starting Five

    (expected)
    PF: Brianna Turner
    SF: Shey Peddy
    C: Brittney Griner
    SG: Diana Taurasi
    PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
    BENCH: Kia Nurse, Alanna Smith, Kia Vaughn, Megan Walker, Sophie Cunningham, Bria Hartley.

    Phoenix Mercury Team News

      • Kia Nurse will not play in this game and is ruled out for rest of the series.


    Phoenix Mercury Squad:
    Kia Nurse, Shey Peddy, Alanna Smith, Diana Taurasi, Brianna Turner, Kia Vaughn, Megan Walker, Sophie Cunningham, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, Bria Hartley.

    Watch Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Live Score And Streaming

    Thi game can be enjoyed on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights are available on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.

    List of Channels to watch Chicago Sky vs Phoenix Mercury Sky Match

    None. No official streaming on Indian television.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.

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