WNBA Regular Season is reaching its final stages as teams fight for higher seeds and playoffs spots. However, Indiana Fever‘s hope for the Playoffs is long gone and they are going to face a surging team in Phoenix Mercury. More information about IND vs PHO Dream 11 will be imparted here.
The Fever have struggled mightily all season long and what can go wrong has gone wrong for them. They are the second-worst team in offensive rating and the worst team with a defensive rating of 107.9. On the other hand, they are going to meet a team that is peaking at the right time as Mercury has won seven games in a row. Mercury doesn’t like to accumulate fast-break points with a pace of 77.2, which is second-worst but their veteran players in Griner, Diggins, Nurse, and Taurasi make up for it with intelligent half-court sets. They are fourth in offensive rating and event in defensive rating but these overall numbers don’t paint the picture of the recent surge. It is clear that the Fever is heavily outmatched in here at all positions and in terms of depth making the Mercury clear favorites. Will Indiana pull off an upset or the Mercury will come off with the eighth win in a row?
Host: Indiana Fever
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 4 September 2021, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
The match will be played at Indiana Fever’s home court Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana Fever | Phoenix Suns
Games: 25| 26
Wins: 06 | 16
Defeats: 19 | 10
IND vs PHO Dream11 fantasy lineup(based on current form and stats):
PG: D Taurasi
SG: S Diggins-Smith(SP), T Mitchell, L Allen
SF: V Vivians, K Nurse
PF: J Lavender
C: T McCowan(PP)
Kelsey Mitchell has looked in great touch and finished last game with 25 points.
Skylar Diggins-Smith has been stellar and has compounded four games in a row with 20 or more points, which makes her a favorite as the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball Match.
(Last Match Stats)
The lefty-guard has been one of the best players in the league since she has arrived in the WNBA scene. Her high-arcing jumpers combined with her ability to drive with a superb hangtime make her an instant scoring threat. She has been on a hot streak ever since the Olympic break ended and won the WNBA Western Conference Player of the week honors last week. She is averaging a stunning 19.2 PPG, 5.3 APG, and 3.5 RPG.
Kelsey is an excellent shooter and her long-range talent opens up avenues to score from mid-range and inside with penetrative dribbling abilities. Mitchell has shot 41.2% from the field and 32.9% from beyond the arc. She is averaging 16.6 PPG leading her team in points.
No description can justify the talents of Brittney Griner. The talented big is more than about her size and has an array of moves. She can get in both face-up and low-post situations, use fakes, floaters, lean-in jumpers, stand-still shots, switch-hand lay-ups to score. She is also an excellent rebounder and defender making her a double-double threat. Brittney is averaging 20.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG, and 2.0 BPG.
Teaira has led the Indiana Fever in win shares for the last few seasons. She is a throwback big who likes to score inside and come hard on rebounds. Her role in the team is to clean up the boards and provide inside defense along with easy bucks. The impressive Center is averaging 11.3 PPG, 9.3 RPG, and 1.3 BPG.
Diana has been in the league for seventeen seasons now and still is one of the best players in the league. Taurasi uses her shoulder, changes direction beautifully, can finish with either hand near the rim but her main trade is her jump-shot that she can hit even with the best of defensive pressure. The veteran is averaging 16.4 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 4.7 APG.
Tiffany operates a great rate between the mid-range and three-point while creating her own offense and also hitting off the ball. However, she will like to improve her 25% FG from beyond the arc. Mitchell is averaging 11.8 PPG.
Averaging 9.0 PPG and 3.5 APG.
Averaging 4.0 PPG.
Averaging 7.9 PPG and 9.4 RPG.
Averaging 6.8 PPG and 4.0 RPG.
Bench: Jessica Breland, Kysre Gondrezick, Bernadett Hatar, Jantel Lavender, Victoria Vivians, Chelsey Perry, Aaliyah Wilson
Indiana Fever Squad: Lindsay Allen, Jessica Breland, Emma Cannon, Kysre Gondrezick, Bernadett Hatar, Jantel Lavender, Teaira McCowan, Tiffany Mitchell, Kelsey Mitchell, Chelsey Perry, Danielle Robinson, Victoria Vivians, Aaliyah Wilson
BENCH: Shey Peddy, 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
The game can be seen on WNBA League Pass as Amazon Prime, which is broadcasting for India has no rights for the match. The post-match highlights can be enjoyed on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.
None. No official streaming in India.