MIN vs CHI Dream11: WNBA is full of surprises and we have already seen some riveting battles already. In the WNBA, things are different than the NBA, there is no Conference system and the top eight teams qualify for the Playoffs out of the total 12 teams. The team play is incredible in the league while the defense is also top-notch as the size difference is immense many times. Anyway, more about that later, in this game, the Minnesota Lynx will host the Chicago Sky.
The Lynx have lost their first three games and in the last game, the Fever defeated the Lynx 82:76 despite a 26 points night by Sylvia Fowles. On the other hand, the Sky completed a thorough beatdown of the Liberty, beating them 83:50 as Dana Evans struck home 15 points to start a great start to the season. Will the Lynx be able to get at least their first win of the season?
Host: Minnesota Lynx
Visitors: Chicago Sky
Match Timing: 15 May, @ 05:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Target Center
Lynx lack offensive consistency, Sky looks deep
The Lynx has been below-par on the offensive end so far and without Kayla McBride in the scene, the Guard position has looked heavily compromised. Sylvia, who is in her last season, has been inserting 20+ points while also grabbing big-time rebounds. Jessica Shephard has shown promise as an all-around player. One of the major reasons why the Lynx hasn’t been successful is that Napheesa Collier hasn’t been around and without her, both the offensive and defensive balance both have been hit.
The Sky has built a deep team and even without Copper and Quigley, they look solid. It is motly due to the presence of Dana Evans, who has lifted her in the second season of her WNBA career. Messeman and Parker both are all-around Forwards whereas Courtney Vandersloot is an incredible playmaker. Azure Stevens has done well whereas Rebekah Gardner also showed flashes of brilliance in the last game.
Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 23
Highest rebounder: Natasha Howard: 8
Top assists maker: Courtney Vandersloot: 9
Score Prediction: Sky 87 Lynx 83
Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Chicago Sky News
Sky Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: F: Candace Parker
All-Around Forward: F: Emma Messeman
Inside Presence: F: Azura Stevens
Leading Playmaker: PG: Courtney Vandersloot
Scoring Guard: G: Dana Evans
BENCH: Kaela Davis, Rebekah Gardner, Ruthy Hebard, Anneli Maley, Tina Krajisnik, Sparkle Taylor.
Minnesota Lynx Teams News:
Lynx Expected Starting Five
Slashing Win: SF: Aerial Powes
All-Around ForwardL: F: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Sharp-shooting Guard: G: Rachel Banham
Ball-Handler: G: Yvonne Turner
BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milic, Rennia Davis, Moriah Jefferson, Evina Westbrook
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Sylvia remains an athletic player despite being in the twilight of her career and pounced in 12 of her 17 shots while grabbing six offensive rebounds. I believe she will be in 20-27 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-4 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-48
Living legend Candace made three of her five long-range shots and remains an all-around threat. I expect her to be in 14-19 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
Shephard made four of her ten shots in the last game and had one of the more complete all-around games you’d ever see. I believe she will be in 10-14 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36
Forward Messeman has brought an all-around flavor and her ability to do multiple things makes the Sky a more viable unit. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37
Banham made four of her 11 attempts from the three-point line and she is a solid Guard, who will need to perform well. I believe she will be in 10-15 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
Point Guard Courtney is able to thread the needle with her terrific passing but she has been a bit down in terms of efficiency. I believe she will be in 10-16 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
PG: C Vandersloot, R Gardner
SG: R Banham
SF: B Carleton
PF: C Parker(PP), R Hebard
C: S Fowles(SP), J Shephard
PG: C Vandersloot
SG: R Banham
SF: B Carleton, E Messeman(PP)
PF: R Hebard
C: A Stevens, S Fowles(SP), J Shephard
Wouldn’t it be fun to watch the two veterans in Candance Parker and Sylvia Fowles go out at it in an intense affair? You can watch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.