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| On Sep 30, 2021 4:30 PM IST

LVA vs PHO Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Basketball Tips, Starting Five, Team Details, 1 October


The WNBA Semi-Finals are on with full intensity and the teams are battling hard for the Finals spot. In this game, the run-and-gun Las Vegas Aces take on the veteran Phoenix Mercury. More information about the LVA vs PHO Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.

LVA vs PHO Dream11 Prediction

Mercury got sucked into Aces’ pace during their Game 1 loss. Las Vegas scored 95+ points and Mercury seems more comfortable when the game is in the 75-85 points range in regulation. The high score came because Las Vegas scored early in the shot-clock, hitting jumpers and opening up lanes.

Aces’ guards combined for a whopping 68 points, Riquna nailing 26, while Plum scooping up 25. Riquna hit some tough pull-ups and drives in transition which caused problems for the overall defense of Mercury. The team has incredible depth and that is one area where Mercury took the hit when the sixth player of the year Kelsey chipped in with hot-shooting in the last quarter.

Mercury isn’t going to win against the Aces if guards Diggins-Smith and Taurasi are going to get outscored by a big margin because Las Vegas has an equally explosive forward lineup. Griner and Turner still are carrying the major load for the team at both ends of the floor.

Aces seem to turn it on when needed as the plethora of offensive options showcased the skills in the last game. The Mercury will need to somehow contain the early offense and make sure that they slow down the pace of the game for both teams.

LVA vs PHO Dream Match Details

Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 1 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena

LVA vs PHO Dream Court Details

The match will be played at Aces’ home court arena Michelob Ultra Arena.

LVA vs PHO Dream11 Team Prediction:

Las Vegas Aces |Phoenix Mercury
Games: 01| 03
Wins: 00| 02
Defeats: 01| 01

LVA vs PHO Dream11 fantasy basketball lineup:

PG: C Gray, D Taurasi
SG: R Williams
SF: K Nurse
PF: A Wilson(PP)
C:   K Stokes, B Griner(SP), K Vaughn

Las Vegas 2021 Captain

A’ja Wilson is a premier scorer, can rebound, and also racks up steals and blocks.

Phoenix Mercury 2021 Captain

At least one among Brittney Griner and Brianna Turner deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.

LVA vs PHO Top Picks

*stats from last game*

A’ja Wilson
Points: 15
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
A’ja fits perfectly into the fast-paced game of the Aces. She runs like a cheetah and her ability to contort her body around the rim helps to rack inside points. Wilson is also a terrific rebounder and plays tough defense. Wilson shot 7/12 from the field in the last game.

Brittney Griner
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Brittney is the ace of Phoenix’s team and her skillset is varied for many reasons. She can hang in the low-post and overpower even taller defenders and also has a lovely turnaround jumper. Griner’s ability to rebound and manipulate defenses through her passing makes her an overall threat. She is a terrific defensive player as well. Brittney shot 10/16 from the field in the last game.

Chelsea Gray
Points: 17
Assists: 12
Rebounds: 03
Steals: 01
Chelsea showed her complete skill-set in the last game. She shot 7/13 from the floor and led her team in assists. The guard uses her explosive first step to finish in a myriad of ways and also can set up teammates through tough passes. 

Skylar Diggins-Smith
Points: 10
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Skylar is a blur at the guard position. She can shoot over taller defenders using her leaning and loopy jump shot. Her ability to perform combo moves and nifty floaters, runners, switch hand layups allow her to be a total threat on offense. Skylar shot 4/9 from the floor and will need to shoot more from the field to stretch Aces’ defense.

Kelsey Plum
Points: 25
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Kelsey earned the Sixth Woman of the Year award and deserved so. She forms a scary guard lineup alongside Williams and Gray. Kelsey can kill defenses in various ways, she can run on the floor and finish inside. Plum also has a devastating pull-up jumper and has a lot of ways to score. She shot 8/17 from the floor in the last game, including 3/7 from the three-point line.

Brianna Turner
Points: 12
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Brianna has been an “X-Factor” for the Mercury and benefits from playing alongside Griner. She can dive inside the paint and make tough shots while fights hard on the rebounds. She led the team in rebounds during the last game and shot 6/8 from the floor.

Riquna Williams
Points: 26
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 01

Diana Taurasi
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 06

Jackie Young
Points: 06
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Kia Nurse
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04

Dearica Hamby
Points: 02
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01

Kia Vaughn
Points: 06
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Liz Cambage
Points: 07
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 00

Kiah Stokes
Points: 00
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

LVA Top Picks | Las Vegas Aces Starting Five

PF: A’ja Wilson
SF: Jackie Young
C:   Liz Cambage
SG: Riquna Williams
PG: Chelsea Gray

BENCH: Ji-Su Park, Kiah Stokes, Kelsey Plum, Destiny Slocum, Dearica Hamby, Joyner Holmes, Angel McCoughtry

Las Vegas Aces Team News

  • Angel McCoughtry is questionable for the game due to a knee injury.

Las Vegas Aces squad: Jackie Young, Liz Cambage, Chelsea Gray, Dearica Hamby, Joyner Holmes, Angel McCoughtry, Ji-Su Park, Kelsey Plum, Destiny Slocum, Riquna Williams, A’ja Wilson.

PHO Top Picks | Phoenix Mercury Starting Five

PF: Brianna Turner
SF: Kia Nurse
C: Brittney Griner
SG: Shey Peddy
PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith

BENCH: Diana Taurasi, Alanna Smith, Kia Vaughn, Megan Walker, Sophie Cunningham, Bria Hartley.

Phoenix Mercury Team News

  • Alanna Smith is out indefinitely because of an illness.

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.

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Watch Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Live Score And Streaming

Thi game can be enjoyed on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights are available on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.

List of Channels to watch Las Vegas Aces vs Phoenix Mercury Match

None. No official streaming on Indian television.

Shubham Singh

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