And then there were four. The WNBA Semi-Finals will be in full swing and the battles are going to get only more intense. In this contest, Las Vegas Aces come up against Phoenix Mercury in the first game of the best-of-five series. More information about the LVA vs PHO Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.
Both teams play contrasting brands of basketball. Vegas is all about pushing the ball up the floor while Mercury relies upon set-pieces and has a half-court-oriented offense. Vegas present more athleticism while Mercury is more about finesse. The frontline of Aces with Young-Wilson-Cambage is formidable where Wilson and Young are superb fast break options while Cambage plays great post-position basketball.
Phoenix establishes inside position through Griner and Turner, who are physical low-post scorers. Mercury also has terrific shooters in Nurse, Diana, and Skylar, where Diana and Skylar can also break down the defense and take it to the rack while also being playmakers. Aces also have terrific shooters in Riquna, Plum, and Gray, who will pose multiple challenges. In terms of the bench, Aces have the advantage with Plum and Hamby off the bench, while Mercury will hope Cunningham repeats the magic of the first round.
Mercury’s ace Griner is going to be difficult for Cambage to guard in the post but the combination of Wilson and Cambage can relay her stiff scoring. Who has the advantage? If Aces get their running game on then Mercury is in trouble, however, one must never discount the talent of Griner, Taurasi, Sklyar, Nurse, and Turner.
Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 29 September, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Michelob Ultra Arena
The match will be played at Aces’ home court arena Michelob Ultra Arena.
Las Vegas Aces |Phoenix Mercury
Games: 00| 02
Wins: 00| 02
Defeats: 00 | 00
A’ja Wilson is a premier scorer, can rebound, and also racks up steals and blocks.
At least one among Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith deserve a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
*stats from last game*
Points Per Game: 18.3
Rebounds Per Game: 9.3
Assists Per Game: 3.1
Blocks Per Game: 1.3
Wilson led the Aces in points and rebounds during the regular season. She has an athletic frame, can also display terrific control in the post, and can also shoot the ball. She races up and down the court at an electric speed and can fills lanes like a typical athletic Forward. A’ja is also one of the elitist rebounders and plays high-quality defense.
Griner is a nightmare to deal with in the post not only because of her size but her various scoring moves. She can use hooks, switch-hand layups, and can also utilize post-fadeaways and stand-still jumpers. Her ability to rebound, defend, and pass on the post, makes her an MVP type of player.
Points Per Game: 14.2
Assists Per Game: 8.2
Blocks Per Game: 1.6
Cambage is a tall and imposing player at the Center position. She has a superb low-post presence and her lovely shooting form allows her to have multiple options. A rugged rebounder and a shot-blocker, Liz will play a huge role matched up against Brittney Griner.
Diggins-Smith is an incredibly dynamic scorer at the guard position. Her jump shots have a high arc allowing her to get favorable bounces. However, her ability to use dribble moves to enter in the paint and finish using her hangtime, make her equally impressive. Her speed combined with playmaking abilities gives perimeter defenders a lot of trouble.
Points Per Game: 14.8
Assists Per Game: 3.6
Plum is an extremely talented offensive player and gives Aces a lot of production off the bench. She finished the season on a high and put together multiple 20+ points games. The lefty guard has an amazing balance on her jumper and also has a superb knack for finishing at the rack. She is one of the most gifted scorers in the game.
Turner is a premier inside player who uses both her size and power to generate paint opportunities. She is also one of the best rebounders in the league and can grab rebounds at a high rate. Brianna is also a capable defender and a regular double-double threat.
Points Per Game: 12.2
Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Assists Per Game: 3.2
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Points Per Game: 11.1
Assists Per Game: 5.9
Points Per Game: 11.6
Rebounds Per Game: 6.7
Steals Per Game: 1.1
Points Per Game: 10.5
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 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.
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 Squad: Kia Nurse, Shey Peddy, Alanna Smith, Diana Taurasi, Brianna Turner, Kia Vaughn, Megan Walker, Sophie Cunningham, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, Bria Hartley.
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.