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| On Sep 28, 2021 4:40 PM IST

LVA vs PHO Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Basketball Tips, Starting Five, Team Details, 29 September


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.

LVA vs PHO Dream11 Prediction

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.

LVA vs PHO Dream Match Details

Host: Las Vegas Aces
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 29 September, @ 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: 00| 02
Wins: 00| 02
Defeats: 00 | 00

LVA vs PHO Dream11 fantasy basketball lineup:

PG: S Peddy
SG: K Plum, R Williams
SF: J Young, K Nurse
PF: A Wilson(PP)
C:   K Stokes, B Griner(SP)

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 Skylar Diggins-Smith deserve a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.

LVA vs PHO Top Picks

*stats from last game*

A’ja Wilson
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.

Brittney Griner
Points: 24
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02
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.

Liz Cambage
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.

Skylar Diggins-Smith
Points: 20
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02
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.

Kelsey Plum
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.

Brianna Turner
Points: 12
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01
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.

Jackie Young
Points Per Game: 12.2
Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Assists Per Game: 3.2
Steals Per Game: 1.1

Diana Taurasi
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Chelsea Gray
Points Per Game: 11.1
Assists Per Game: 5.9

Kia Nurse
Points: 12
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01

Dearica Hamby
Points Per Game: 11.6
Rebounds Per Game: 6.7
Steals Per Game: 1.1

Shey Peddy
Points: 00
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 04

Riquna Williams
Points Per Game: 10.5

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

  • Diana Taurasi is “questionable” due to an ankle issue.
  • 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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