WNBA regular season is folding and the Playoffs picture is becoming clear with each day with just one spot up for grabs. In this game, one of the most struggling teams Los Angeles Sparks goes up against the surging Seattle Storm. More information about LAS vs SEA Dream11 scenario will be given here.
Sparks are the worst offensive team in the league and they got outscored 17-0 to begin the game against Sun indicating how ice-cold they have been all season long. In this game, they are going to face the second-most effective team on offense in Seattle Storm who are scoring 85.6 PPG. However, Storm suffered a huge blow when Breanna Stewart got ruled out for the season, losing their highest point scorer and rebounder. Youngster Ezi Magbebor may earn more minutes as Stewart is out of the mix but it doesn’t mean that all hope is lost for Seattle. The team still has Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd, and we may see Katie Lue Samuelson getting her due on the offensive side as well. It also means that Sparks are going to face a ton of trouble in this game as they can’t match Seattle’s depth and their offensive schemes. Can Nneka and co. piece together an upset or will their offense continue to underwhelm?
Host: Los Angeles Sparks
Visitors: Seattle Storm
Match Timing: 13 September, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The match will be played at Sparks’ home court arena Staples Center.
Los Angeles Sparks | Seattle Storm
Games: 28| 30
Wins: 10| 20
Defeats: 19 | 10
Nneka Ogwumike is the primary offensive option for Sparks and deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
Jewell Loyd can heat up real quick and can be included in the lineup.
*stats from last game*
PPG: 17.7 RPG: 4.2 APG: 3.8 SPG: 1.5
Loyd is one of the most imposing offensive guards in the league and can be a blur on offense. Jewell is a tremendous fastbreak player and is always on the lookout for her open teammates, but also more than capable of sinking pull-ups from way beyond. Loyd has incredible ball-handling skills, changes direction quickly, and can also finish inside. She is going to play an even bigger role on offense with Stewart done for the season.
PPG: 14.1 RPG: 6.0 SPG: 1.3
Ogwumike has missed around 13 games this season and since she has been back, she has done her job on the offensive end. She is an all-around threat at the offensive end, using dribble moves to hit drives. Nneka is a dangerous shooter from the mid-range and sinks fadeaways, stepbacks along with an array of other shot types.
PPG: 10.5 APG: 5.5 SPG: 1.0
Sue has played for more than 18 years in the league and has always been an offensive machine. She can hit pull-ups in transition, shoot off-the-catch while she can also put her head down and insert shots from up-close. However, her specialty is her passing and she uses her eagle eyes to spot teammates for easy buckets.
PPG: 13.4 APG: 4.7 RPG: 3.2 SPG: 1.4
Wheeler’s game can remind one of Walt Frazier’s “wheeling and dealing” phrase. She has an incredible dribbling game and she is a nifty guard who shields the ball well while driving and can get to the rim at will. Erica is also a decent shooter and her passing skills make her a complete guard.
PPG: 7.1 RPG: 6.1
Russell is an inside player who can do a lot of damage near the rim. She uses her wide frame and off-the-ball cuts to carve out space for easy shots and her 61.3% FG indicates she is rather careful about her shot selection. Russell can also notch up boards and play disciplined defense consistently.
PPG: 9.0 RPG: 4.4 SPG: 1.8
Brittney is a guard who plays like a slashing forward. She has amazing movements of the ball and uses her athleticism to finish at the rim even in traffic. Sykes’ specialty is stealing the ball off passing lanes and take it to the hole.
Katie Lou Samuelson
PPG: 7.0 RPG: 3.5
PPG: 3.9 RPG: 3.7
PPG: 6.4 RPG: 3.7
PPG: 8.4 RPG: 3.8
PPG: 5.9 APG: 3.0
PF: Nneka Ogwumike
SF: Brittney Sykes
C: Amanda Zahui B
SG: Te’a Cooper
PG: Erica Wheeler
BENCH: Chiney Ogwumike, Maria Vadeeva, Jasmine Walker, Nia Coffey, 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
PF: Ezi Magbebor
SF: Katie Lou Samuelson
C: Mercedes Russell
SG: Jewell Loyd
PG: Sue Bird
BENCH: Cierra Burdick, Kennedy Burke, Jordin Canada, Breanna Stewart, Epiphanny Prince, Stephanie Talbot, Kiana Williams.
Seattle Storm squad: Sue Bird, Cierra Burdick, Kennedy Burke, Jordin Canada, Jewell Loyd, Ezi Magbegor, Epiphanny Prince, Mercedes Russell, Katie Lou Samuelson, Breanna Stewart, Stephanie Talbot, Kiana Williams
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.