The WNBA Playoffs are knocking at the door and are less than three weeks away which means the Regular Season has reached its critical phase. In this game, a struggling Los Angeles Sparks face a tough match-up against the surging Connecticut Sun. More information about LAS vs CON Dream11 scenario will be given here.
Sparks: The injury to Nneka Ogwumike in the initial parts of the season and the departure of Candace Parker derailed the Sparks but Amanda Zahui B’s underperformance after the Olympic break has also hurt them as the Los Angeles frontline looks fragile. Sparks has the worst offensive team in the league in terms of offensive rating which reads at 92.8. Los Angeles has been unable to figure what combinations they have to put on the floor and with the season already dusted, it is too late.
Sun: Connecticut is the best defensive team in the league and they allow just 70.7 Points per game while holding their opponents to an FG% of just 40.7. They play at the slowest pace of 74.0 but the frontline of Brionna-Jonquel-DeWanna thrive in this half-court-centered offense as the Sun has the most imposing Frontcourt along with the Aces. Sun is the best team in the league record-wise and it is clear that Sparks are running into a juggernaut, a juggernaut that is on a ten-game win streak.
Host: Los Angeles Sparks
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 10 September, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The match will be played at Sparks’ home court arena Staples Center.
Los Angeles Sparks | Connecticut Sun
Games: 28| 28
Wins: 10| 22
Defeats: 18 | 06
Nneka Ogwumike is the offensive ace of the team and deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
Jonquel Jones leads the team in PPG, RPG, and BPG.
*stats from last game*
PPG: 19.9 RPG: 10.9 SPG: 1.3 BPG: 1.2
Jonquel uses her long frame well and is one of the most gifted offensive stalwarts in the league. She can hit the long ball but she also has the ability to put it on the floor, swing her body to deflect the defenses, and then finish near the rim. She is a busy player off-the-ball and can also secure low-post positions and can hit fadeaways in face-up jumpers or shoot with a hand in her face. Jones leads the league in rebounding and is one of the best defenders to play the game of basketball.
PPG: 14.2 RPG: 5.7 SPG: 1.2
Nneka missed half of the games this season due to an injury and it is clear that her team suffered without her. Ogwumike is an incredible scorer, who can hit post-fadeaways, get inside the paint and finish while taking contact while also possessing a reliable jumper. She is also an excellent rebounder and can play superb individual and team defense.
PPG: 14.9 RPG: 7.4 SPG: 1.4
Brionna has been on fire lately and her strong built and the tendency to get superb low-post positions enables her to score easy buckets. This is why she is shooting 57% from the floor. Jones is also an excellent rebounder a tough player to score against. She is averaging 18.8 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 2.4 SPG for the last 5 games.
PPG: 13.5 APG: 4.8 RPG: 3.3 SPG: 1.3
Erica held the fort well in the absence of Ogwumike and stepped up her game. She is the primary ball-handler for the Sparks and her ability to use dribble fakes and hesitation moves allow her to free her space. She can carve out great finishes to the rim as she doesn’t get rattled under contact and she can also shoot from outside. Wheeler is also a great passer and can also play above-average defense.
PPG: 15.6 RPG: 6.8 APG: 3.5 SPG: 1.3
Bonner forms an intimidating frontline for the Sun at the SF position and her ability to score and rebound is well documented. DeWanna is an athletic player who uses her body to finish inside but also displays a decent shooting touch. Her ability to play defense comes as a bonus and she will be an important player for the Sun during the postseason.
PPG: 9.1 RPG: 4.5 SPG: 1.8
Sykes is a guard but plays more like a slashing forward. Her specialty is to read the passing lanes and steal the ball to create fastbreak situations. She is great at finding room to finish at the rim and despite being 5 feet 9 inches, she plays like an SF and can get to the teeth of the defense. Brittney leads the league in Steals per game.
PPG: 3.7 RPG: 3.8
PPG: 10.5 APG: 4.3 SPG: 1.3
PF: Nia Coffey
SF: Nneka Ogwumike
C: Amanda Zahui B
SG: Brittney Sykes
PG: Erica Wheeler
BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Maria Vadeeva, Jasmine Walker, Te’a Copper, Kristi Tolliver, Lauren Cox, Arella Guirantes.
Los Angeles Sparks Squad: Chiney Ogwumike, Brittney Sykes, Kristi Toliver, Maria Vadeeva, Jasmine Walker, Erica Wheeler, Amanda Zahui B, Nia Coffey, Te’a Cooper, Lauren Cox, Arella Guirantes, Nneka Ogwumike
Bench: Stephanie Jones, Beatrice Mompremier, Alyssa Thomas, Emma Cannon, DiJonai Carrington, Kaila Charles, Natisha Hiedeman
Connecticut Sun Squad: Beatrice Mompremier, Jasmine Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, DeWanna Bonner, Emma Cannon, DiJonai Carrington, Kaila Charles, Natisha Hiedeman, Briann January, Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones, Stephanie Jones
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.