WNBA Playoffs have begun and we are still in the elimination scenarios. In this contest, a dangerous Minnesota Lynx takes on an incredibly talented Chicago Sky to see who goes to the Semi-Finals. More about MIN vs CHI Dream11 will be provided here.
Chicago put together one of the best performances all season long in the elimination win over Dallas. Their four main scorers in Quigley, Copper, Parker, and Vandersloot scored in double figures and the defense led by Candace Parker did the job. The Sky did give away their huge advantage at one point but now their confidence will be buoyed after the win.
Minnesota Lynx secure a bye for this round after having an impressive season. The frontline of Collier and Fowles will surely give hiccups to Parker and Stevens. Fowles can score inside using her immense size and athleticism while Collier has both low-post moves and a shooting game. However, it will be foolish to overlook the talented guard tandem of Powers and McBride who can give fits to Quigley and Vandersloot. However, the Lynx will face problems of their own containing the shooting game of Sky while Parker can establish an impressive inside game.
In this must-win scenario, it is difficult who has the edge since both the teams have prowess on both ends. If the Lynx controls the Sky pace and forces them into tough shots then they are going to have a huge shot at winning as their offense can generate points in the paint.
Host: Minnesota Lynx
Visitors: Chicago Sky
Match Timing: 27 September 2021, @ 02:30 AM
Venue: Target Center
The match will be played at Minnesota Lynx’s home court Target Center.
Minnesota Lynx | Chicago Sky
Games: 00| 01
Wins: 00 | 01
Defeats: 00| 00
At least one between Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier deserves to be in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball lineup.
Parker is a fantasy machine with her ability to score, assist, rebound, and gather steals with blocks.
*Points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists from the last game. Averages from Regular Season*
Points Per Game: 16.0
Rebounds Per Game: 10.1
Blocks Per Game: 1.8
Steals Per Game: 1.8
Fowles is a nightmare to play against in the Center position for more than a decade. She uses her athleticism to carve out inside space and knows her positioning well. Her intelligence coupled with her rugged style makes her one of the best scorers inside and also one of the best rebounders to ever play the game. She led the Lynx in rebounds, steals, and blocks.
Parker has a lot of weapons to deploy. She can shoot from outside, in face-up and low-post situations, through dribble drives and also pull-ups. Her passing ability in traffic and her relentless rebounding along with her defense makes her a winning player on most if not all nights.
Points Per Game: 16.2
Rebounds Per Game: 6.6
Assists Per Game: 3.2
Blocks Per Game: 1.3
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Collier is a superb scorer from outside and can scrap hard in the low-post. Her nifty footwork allows her to be a model Forward. She can also pass the ball well while her clamp-down defense is at an All-WNBA level. Napheesa will give the Sky defense and offense a ton of trouble.
Copper can hoop and can put up a ton of points. She led the Sky in points during the regular and also put up a game-high 23 points versus Dallas on 10/14 shooting. Her athleticism allows her to produce points against physical defense and she also has an impressive in-between game.
Points Per Game: 13.4
Rebounds Per Game: 3.6
Assists Per Game: 3.2
Powers missed more than half of the regular season with injuries. However, she willed Lynx to multiple victories by notching 20+ points time and time again. Her shot-creation abilities put a doubt in the mind of defenses, she can shoot from outside, drive to the hoop, and also finishes against contact.
Vandersloot is the primary ball-handler for the Sky and led the league in assists. Her vision allows her to throw wonderful passes in open court situations while she can also dish them out under defensive pressure. Courtney is also a decent shooter and can use nifty moves to produce offense.
Points Per Game: 13.7
Rebounds Per Game: 3.6
Points Per Game: 7.7
Points Per Game: 4.8
Points Per Game: 5.0
BENCH: Natalie Achonwa, Rachel Banham, Damiris Dantas, Rennia Davis, Bridget Carleton, Jessica Shepard, Layshia Clarendon.
Minnesota Lynx squad: Natalie Achonwa, Rachel Banham, Bridget Carleton, Layshia Clarendon, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Damiris Dantas, Rennia Davis, Sylvia Fowles, Kayla McBride, Aerial Powers, Jessica Shepard
PF: Candace Parker
SF: Kahleah Copper
C: Azurá Stevens
SG: Allie Quigley
PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Bench: Ruthy Hebard, Astou Ndour-Fall, Diamond DeShields, Lexie Brown, Stefanie Dolson, Dana Evans.
Chicago Sky Squad: Courtney Vandersloot, Lexie Brown, Kahleah Copper, Diamond DeShields, Stefanie Dolson, Dana Evans, Ruthy Hebard, Astou Ndour-Fall, Candace Parker, Allie Quigley, Azurá Stevens.
This game is available on WNBA League Pass. The post-match highlights can be enjoyed on WNBA’s official YouTube channel.
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