LVA vs CON Dream11: We are well into the WNBA season and we have seen various teams rise and other teams fall. The Mercury has surely fallen this season and so have the Lynx, both in dire straits. Mystics and Dream have been rather surprising. And then we have the Las Vegas Aces, who look primed for a deep Playoffs run and they will host the Connecticut Sun here.
The Aces and Sun met a couple of days ago and in that game, the Aces defeated the Suns 89:81 as A’ja Wilson nailed 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. On the other hand, no one on the Sun’s side even reached the 15 points mark. The Aces have now won nine out of their ten games whereas the Sun have won six out of their nine games. Can the Sun exact revenge or will the Aces continue their brilliant run and win the eighth straight?
Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Connecticut Sun
Match Timing: 3 June, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena
Sun look to get revenge against a rock-solid Aces squad
What makes the Aces special is that they have no shortage of options on the offensive end. The rise of Jackie Young has been a major reason for their 90% win start. But then you have the backcourt of Gray and Plum, both players also able to both shoot and drive at a high clip. Dearica Hamby fits in naturally alongside Wilson, Gray, Plum, and Young considering she can get open driving lanes. Along with their elite offense, the Aces have two elite rebounders in Wilson and Young, whereas they can also guard the perimeter well. The Aces have been unstoppable.
For some reason, Jonquel Jones hasn’t been herself so far and she has even struggled to reach 15 after averaging 20+ points last season. Alyssa Thomas has been the most effective option as an all-around Forward. On the other hand, DeWanna Bonner has been nailing her outside shots. A big plus has been Courtney Williams rising up for quick scoring but the Sun looks a bit vulnerable against elite squads like the Aces. Can Jonquel Jones bounce back in this game?
Highest scorer: A’ja Wilson: 23
Highest rebounder: Jonquel Jones: 13
Top assists maker: Alyssa Thomas: 7
Score Prediction: Aces 91 Sun 81
Las Vegas Aces Teams News:
Aces Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Star Forward: PF: A’ja Wilson
Athletic Rebounding Forward: F: Dearica Hamby
Veteran Playmaking Guard: PG: Chelsea Gray
Sharp-Shooting Playmaking Guard: PG: Kelsey Plum
Athletic All-Around Guard: SG: Jackie Young
BENCH: Kiah Stokes, Theresa Plaisance, Sydney Colson, Aisha Sheppard, Kierstan Bell.
Connecticut Sun Team News
Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive All-Around Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Star Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Two-Way Guard: PG: Natisha Hiedeman
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Joyner Holmes, Nia Clouden.
Forward A’ja is an elite scorer and rebounder, pouring in big points, grabbing big rebounds, and playing elite defense. She has been scrapping 20+ points and 10+ rebounds territory and I expect a 21-26 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47
Alyssa Thomas (CON)
Alyssa has been one of the most effective all-around players this season and she has been a great presence on both ends. I expect a 13-18 points, 6-10 rebounds, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-39
Plum made 7/15 shots in the last game and she has been a significant scoring option while also upping her playmaking. I believe she will be in 16-22 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
Courtney has been a terrific all-around presence but may need to do more on the offensive end. The mid-range sniper can be in 12-18 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
Guard Young has taken her game to another level this season and due to that, the Aces look indestructible. I believe she will be in 17-23 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-38
Jonquel has not found her groove offensively but she has been a great rebounding and defensive presence. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 9-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
PG: K Plum
SG: N Hiedeman, Y Anderson, C Williams
SF: A Thomas(PP), J Young
PF: T Plaisance
C: A Wilson(SP)
PG: K Plum
SG: N Hiedeman, C Williams, C Gray
SF: J Young(PP)
PF: D Bonner, D Hamby
C: J Jones(SP)
Can the Aces put two wins in a row against the Sun or will the Sun take charge? You can catch this brilliant game on the WNBA League Pass where all live games and replays are available while it is also available on Facebook. To know the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.