The dream of winning the WNBA championship inches closer for the remaining four teams. In the third game of the Semi-Finals, Phoenix Mercury host the Las Vegas Aces. More information about the PHO vs LVA Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.
Mercury gave Aces a taste of their own medicine in Game 2. The team racked up 117 points and the Aces could not hold Mercury below thirty points in the first three quarters. Usually, Aces prefer high-scoring games which are in line with the run-and-gun style but Phoenix showed its experience in the last game.
Diana Taurasi acted as the catalyst of the onslaught as she notched 37 points, raining down eight threes. However, one can’t overlook Brittney Griner’s inside finishes and hot mid-range shooting in the last game as she burned the Aces defense. This is why Mercury is tough to guard, Griner can do a lot of things inside the three-point line while Taurasi, Diggins-Smith, and Nurse can rain it from the perimeter.
Aces will need to shore up the defense in the next game as the offense hasn’t been an issue in the first two games. Kelsey Plum has been exceptional and Riquna Williams has also lit up opposition. Will Wilson and Cambage step up in the next game to gain a two-one lead?
Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Las Vegas Aces
Match Timing: 4 October, @ 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: 04| 02
Wins: 03| 01
Defeats: 01| 01
At least one among Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, and Brianna Turner deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
A’ja Wilson is a premier scorer, dish assists, can rebound, and also racks up steals and blocks.
*stats from last game*
Wilson is a highly talented superstar-level player in the WNBA. She thrives in the fast-break scheme of the Aces and can slash to the rack. Her ability to twist her body and finish inside along with hitting jumpers make her a scoring threat. While she can also rebound, dish the ball, and play elite defense.
Griner is a disruptive player on both ends of the floor. Her size and finesse allow her to complete layups, hooks, and tough post-moves while she has a more than decent mid-range jumper. Griner can also stack up rebounds and block shots. She has scored 20 or more in all the games during the Playoffs. She shot 9/12 from the floor in the last game.
Gray is the primary ball-handler in the starting unit. She fits well in the run-and-gun scheme of the team and also has an all-around scoring game. She shot 4/9 from the floor in the last match.
The veteran guard and future Hall-of-Famer Diana lit up the Aces in the last game. She made eight triples in 11 attempts and didn’t care who was guarding her. If Taurasi continues playing like this then Aces are in a world of trouble.
Plum won the Sixth-Woman-of-the-year award and rightly so. She is a destructive option off the bench and has scored 20 or more in the last five games. Plum uses her quickness and excellent shooting form to fill in the scoring column.
Turner is an important piece for the Mercury and has been impressive all season long. She operates largely from the paint and has been big on boards, leading the team in rebounds during the last two games. She can also play high-quality defense.
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: 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.
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.