WNBA Playoffs have been special and most of the games have been played at the highest level. In game three of the WNBA Finals, the Chicago Sky host Phoenix Mercury, fighting for a two-one lead. More information about the CHI vs PHO Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.
Both teams come into the game after an OT battle and tested each other big time. Mercury’s response was stellar after a blowout loss in Game 1. Once again, the team benefitted from the aggressive inside game of Griner who has been phenomenal throughout the postseason. The team started Sophie Cunningham and that move paid off too.
However, Skylar Diggins-Smith’s points-assists double-double was the real difference in the end as she found her teammates even in tough situations. The Mercury pieced together a terrific performance both from inside the paint and from beyond the arc. Sky will rue missing all shots in the last two minutes and twenty seconds of the last game.
Diana Taurasi lifted the Mercury in the fourth quarter and Overtime, hitting all four threes in the last quarter and the Overtime. She made clutch shots after clutch shots. On the other hand, Courtney Vandersloot kept pushing for the win, making a difficult game-tying layup cutting across three defenders in regulation. Courtney also had 14 assists and looks in superb form.
Parker has not been assertive offensively so far in the series and the Sky may need her sooner than later. Can the Sky show the Game 1 form as well-rested Mercury showed them their potential in the last game? Who can stop Brittney from barging over again?
Host: Chicago Sky
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 16 October, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Wintrust Arena
The match will be played at Sky’s home court arena Wintrust Arena.
Chicago Sky | Phoenix Mercury
Games: 08| 09
Wins: 06| 06
Defeats: 02| 03
Courtney Vandersloot’s current form makes her a Super/Pro Player candidate.
Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith both can consider for theDream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
*stats from last game*
Candace Parker (CHI)
Parker is averaging around 13.5 PPG this Playoffs and has clasped home around 9 RPG. The Sky feeds off her energy as she gives it all on both ends of the floor. Can the decorated superstar lead the Sky to the promised land? Will she guard Griner more in the next game?
Brittney Griner (PHO)
Brittney has scored 20 or more points seven out of nine times in the postseason. Griner has elevated her game in the postseason and the Mercury would not be here without her. She has posted impressive averages of 21.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 1.8 BPG. Can the Center receive more help from her teammates?
Courtney Vandersloot (CHI)
Courtney has handed over assists at a record-breaking pace. It is clear she has been the biggest difference-maker for the Sky. She has both scored and kept the tempo flowing for the Sky. Vandersloot was highly clutch in the last game. The guard is averaging 14.5 PPG, 9.6 APG, 5.3 RPG, and 1.8 SPG in the Playoffs. Can she snatch away the series from the Mercury?
Diana Taurasi (PHO)
Diana is the most dangerous player late in the game on the Mercury. She nailed tough threes one after another to will her team forward. The guard has averaged 19.4 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 3.1 APG. Can the Sky offense contain her late in the game?
Kahleah Copper (CHI)
Copper has been instrumental in Sky’s success. Her scoring and rebounding have been top-notch so far. She uses her athletic moves to finish inside and has one of the quickest first steps in the league. The guard has led the Sky so far in scoring, posting averages of 18.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 1.3 SPG. Has Mercury’s defense got any chance against her?
Skylar Diggins-Smith (PHO)
Diggins-Smith turned up with her best performance during the last season. Skylar dished off team-high assists and fed her teammates through the game. She also made the final bucket of the game to seal the deal for Phoenix. She has averaged 14.4 PPG, 6.2 APG, 1.1 SPG. Will she reproduce her Game 2 performance?
Azura Stevens (CHI)
Azura is averaging 10.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG in the postseason. She has given the Sky a lift every game
Brianna Turner (PHO)
Turner is a rugged rebounder and paint scorer. Her defense has been huge for Phoenix as well. Her averages so far are 9.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 2.1 BPG, and 1.2 SPG in the postseason.
Allie Quigley (CHI)
Quigley is a sharp-shooter who can make clutch buckets. She is averaging 14.6 PPG so far in the Playoffs.
Shey Peddy (PHO)
Shey made a huge layup in the last game to save Phoenix. She is averaging 8.0 PPG 3.3 PPG and 2.2 SPG in the Playoffs.
Stefanie Dolson (CHI)
Dolson sets some of the best screens one can ever see. Averaging 4.9 PPG and 2.6 RPG during the postseason.
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 Squad: Courtney Vandersloot, Lexie Brown, Kahleah Copper, Diamond DeShields, Stefanie Dolson, Dana Evans, Ruthy Hebard, Astou Ndour-Fall, Candace Parker, Allie Quigley, Azurá Stevens.
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 Squad:Kia Nurse, Shey Peddy, Alanna Smith, Diana Taurasi, Brianna Turner, Kia Vaughn, Megan Walker, Sophie Cunningham, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, Bria Hartley.
Thi game can be enjoyed on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights are available on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.
None. No official streaming on Indian television.