CON vs DAL Dream11: I love the WNBA and why not! Brilliant jumpers, intense defense, great hesitation moves off the dribble, stepbacks, pull-ups, hooks, floaters, runners, and what-not. These athletes have faced mostly rigid four-year college basketball programs coupled with a ton of professional experience. In this game, the Connecticut Sun will host the Dallas Wings.
The Sun have won five out of their six games which is barely a surprise considering their strong frontline led by reigning MVP Jonquel Jones. The team defeated Fever 92:70 as Alyssa Thomas nailed 18 points in another wonderful effort. Talking about wonderful effort, Marina Mabrey’s 22 points effort helped the Wings roll out a terrific 94:78 win against the Lynx. The Wings have started well, winning four out of their six games.
Host: Connecticut Sun
Visitors: Dallas Wings
Match Timing: 25 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun has a strong frontline, Wings can shoot from deep
The best part about the last game for the Sun was Courtney Williams’ return to form who was making her habitual mid-range jumpers. However, it is the stacked frontline that keeps things ticking. Jonquel and Alyssa are versatile offensive players while Brionna Jones can be a strong inside finisher and has developed a mid-range game too whereas DeWanna Bonner can click on jumpers early in the shot-clock while being an elite defender. Natasha Hiedeman, Di’Jonai Carrington, and Yvonne Anderson form a deep bench rotation and Natasha’s shot has been clicking these days.
Wings have started well and when Arike Ogunbowale is nailing her shots, they look like an elite unit. But saying it is all about her is a disservice to the supporting cast. Marina Mabrey continues to be aggressive offensively whereas Allisha Gray has been an all-around factor. The return of Satou Sabally has bolstered the bench and she alongside Kayla Thornton and Isabelle Harrison forms a versatile frontline as it has shooting, slashing, and a two-way prowess.
Top Scorer: Marina Mabrey: 21
Top Rebounder: Jonquel Jones: 10
Highest assists deliverer: Marina Mabrey: 6
Scoreline Prediction: Sun 90 Wings 80
Connecticut Sun Team News
Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive Fastbreak Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Veteran Sharpshooting Guard: G: Jazmine Thomas
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Joyner Holmes, Brionna Jones, Natisha Hiedeman, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Nia Clouden.
Dallas Wings Teams News:
Wings Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: F: Kayla Thornton
Two-Way Guard: G: Allisha Gray
Slashing Wing: SF: Isabelle Harrison
Versatile scorer: SG: Marina Mabrey
Isolation Scorer: SG: Arike Ogunbowale
BENCH: Tyasha Harris, Satou Sabally, Charli Collier, Awak Kuier, Veronica Burton, Teaira McCowan, Jasmine Dickey.
Forward Jones is the reigning MVP and she is an incredible all-around scorer, rebounder, and defender in various ways. I believe she will be in 18-25 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45
Arike has an incredibly loopy jumper and she can be a huge difference-maker on the offensive end through her versatile moves. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 3-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
Alyssa has all sorts of moves and her footwork is incredible considering she has amazing body balance and a great basketball built. I believe she will be in 16-23 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Guard Marina shot nine of 14 from the field and she is an incredibly gifted scorer, displaying a bunch of moves. I believe she will be in 15+ points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34
DeWanna missed the last game but when she plays, she is unstoppable on both ends of the floor being a well-seasoned player. I believe she will be in 14-18 points, 2-4 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36
Guard Gray is an incredible all-around player on both ends and she can be a high-yielding scorer who fits well alongside Mabrey and Arike. I believe she will be in 12-17 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-32
PG: J Thomas
SG: A Ogunbowale(PP), M Mabrey
SF: A Thomas, S Sabally
PF: D Bonner
C: B Jones, J Jones(SP)
PG: J Thomas
SG: M Mabrey(PP)
SF: A Thomas, A Gray, S Sabally
PF: K Thornton, D Bonner
C: J Jones(SP)
Do you wanna see Jonquel Jones go up against Arike Ogunbowale? You can watch this battle between the Connecticut Sun and the Dallas Wings on the WNBA League Pass. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the WNBA.