The last day of the WNBA Regular Season has arrived and the two teams who meet here have made the postseason. In this game, Phoenix Mercury squares off against Las Vegas Aces. More information about the PHO vs LVA Dream11 scenario will be given here.
Aces play at the fastest pace in the league and average the most points per game. They are the only team in the WNBA history with seven players averaging double-figures PPG. On the other hand, Mercury recently had a ten-game winning streak but the injury to Diana Taurasi seems to have hurt them in the last two games that they lost. The match-up between A’ja Wilson and Brittney Griner highlights the contest as both players lead their teams from the frontline. For Mercury, Shey Peddy has impressed with multiple double-digits scores and the team is a formidable unit that can score from inside and also stretch it out from beyond the arc. The Aces have a bye till the Semi-Finals round while Mercury will need to fight out in the one-off elimination game before they can proceed further.
Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Las Vegas Aces
Match Timing: 20 September, @ 12:30 AM
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
The match will be played at Mercury’s home court arena Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Phoenix Mercury| Las Vegas Aces
Games: 31| 31
Wins: 19| 23
Defeats: 12 | 08
At least one among Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith deserve a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
A’ja Wilson is a premier scorer and can also hoard boards at an enormous pace.
*stats from last game*
PPG: 18.6 RPG: 9.4 APG: 3.1 BPG: 1.3
Wilson is one of the best players in the WNBA and her game style is incredible. She moves well off-the-ball, can score on the move in fastbreak situations. A’ja Wilson also hit the mid-range J, uses her athletic frame to finish inside, and has a variety of moves in her repertoire. A’ja is also an excellent rebounder, playmaker, and plays elite defense.
PPG: 21.0 RPG: 9.7 BPG: 2.0
To be honest, Brittney has had an MVP-like season and has stuffed the stat sheet. She has had nights where she has single-handedly pulled her team through against tough opponents. Griner does a wonderful job of establishing low-post situations, can hit from mid-range, and also has a face-up game. There is a lot she an do on offense but her rebounding and defense has given the Mercury a lift all season long too.
PPG: 14.5 APG: 3.7 SPG: 1.0
Plum is a bench player but can start just about in every other team. Kelsey has a terrific jumper from beyond the arc but uses in-and-out, behind-the-back dribbles to create space. She can finish with either hand around the rim and also can finish over defenders using her hangtime.
PPG: 17.7 APG: 5.2 RPG: 3.2 SPG: 1.1
Diggins-Smith was on fire last month but has cooled off recently. However, she is an effective offensive player who has a high arcing jump shot, can drive to the rim, and finish against contact while using her lower body well. Diggins-Smith is an excellent passer and leads the team in APG.
PPG: 12.3 RPG: 4.0 APG: 3.2 SPG: 1.1
Jackie is a terrific open-court player and is a live wire on the court. She can also hit fadeaways, transition mid-range shots but her specialty is driving in the lane. Jackie is an athletic player and forms a superb frontline along with Wilson and Hamby. Young can also rebound and act as a playmaker while playing superb defense.
PPG: 8.0 RPG: 9.5 BPG: 1.4
Turner’s primary weapon is hoarding rebounds and can establish great low-post positions. Mercury doesn’t run particular sets for her but she is an opportunist and chooses her shots carefully. Brianna is basically a throwback big and an important player in this scheme.
PPG: 1.9 RPG: 6.3
PPG: 9.4 RPG: 3.6
PPG: 11.0 RPG: 6.0 SPG: 1.2
PPG: 11.6 RPG: 6.8 SPG: 1.1
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.
PF: A’ja Wilson
SF: Jackie Young
C: Kiah Stokes
SG: Riquna Williams
PG: Chelsea Gray
BENCH: Ji-Su Park, Liz Cambage, 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.
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.