The situation is getting desperate for the two teams who have gotten down a game in the Semis. In the fourth game of the Semis, Phoenix Mercury hosts Las Vegas Aces in a must-win scenario for visitors. More information about the PHO vs LVA Dream11 scenario will be imparted here.
This is a must-win game for the Aces. The team has been left high and dry for two games in a row and Mercury has blown them out. The Mercury has played a faster brand of basketball in the Postseason and has given Aces a taste of its own medicine.
Aces have not received the type of production from the imposing frontline that can translate to wins. While Las Vegas’ guards have been prolific, Wilson and Young have not been able to produce consistently. Conversely, Griner and Turner have been incredible for the Mercury and have overwhelmed the Aces.
One major problem for Aces has been the defensive end where the team has been standing around at times. Las Vegas has the athleticism but the experience and finesse of Mercury have bothered them from the inside, mid-range, and three-point line. It is a surprise that the Aces is down in the series despite having arguably the deepest team in the league.
Can the Aces force a Game 5 or will the surging Mercury get through to the Finals?
Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Las Vegas Aces
Match Timing: 7 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Footprint Arena
The match will be played at Mercury’s home court arena Footprint Arena.
Phoenix Mercury |Las Vegas Aces
Games: 05| 03
Wins: 04| 01
Defeats: 01| 02
At least one among Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, and Brianna Turner deserves a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson, and Chelsea Gray are terrific Fantasy options.
*stats from last game*
A’ja has been the ace of Aces this season but has not shown similar dominance during the postseason. She has been an inconsistent scorer while sometimes disappearing on both ends of the floor. How will she bounce back after a 2/14 night in Game 3?
Griner has been on fire since the start of the playoffs. She notched four straight 20 or more points games and was just 2 points shy of the mark in the last match. Her rebounding abilities are always on point while she has grown as a passer this year took, making them from tough angles. Can Brittney continue her superb run to carry Mercury in the Finals?
Chelsea is the catalyst for the run-and-game of the Aces. If she is off rhythm then the team suffers a lot. Whenever her assists number and scoring is high, it indicates that the Aces are executing well. She will need to be more assertive to avoid a series loss in the next game.
Diana is one of the best players to ever play the game. She has already shown her mettle by pouring 37 points in Game 2 and no words can justify her talent. The Mercury loses more games without her and if she performs as she did a couple of games ago; it may be game over for the Aces.
Kelsey’s eight straight 20+ points streak got broken in the last game. If we overlook the last game’s 2/10, the player has been oozing with a scoring mentality. She has a lot of ways to break the defense and will be huge in this game.
Brianna is a classic inside player and has carved out a phenomenal Playoffs so far. She had a monster night in Game 3 and completely outplayed the Aces’ big players. Brianna can also play solid 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.
• 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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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
• 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.
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.