PHO vs SEA Dream11: Let us cut to the chase, shall we? In this game, we will see Phoenix Mercury host the Seattle Storm. The Mercury had an abysmal opening night as they lost 88:106 against the Aces despite Skylar Diggins-Smith’s strong night. On the other hand, the Seattle Storm also lost 74:85 against the Aces even when Breanna Stewart dropped 25 points.
The two teams will look to put their struggles behind in this game, but who will come on top?
Host: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Seattle Storm
Match Timing: 12 May, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: FootPrint Center
Defensive concerns for Mercury, offensive ones for the Storm
The Mercury defense looked porous without their perennial defensive anchor Brittney Griner. Tina Charles for all her scoring talent and rebounding prowess, isn’t much of a defender and Griner is absolutely needed to cover the ground. Meanwhile, Diana Taurasi is in the closing moments of her career and she can’t be expected to do much as a defender. Will Sophie Cunningham help out? The offense does look strong with Skylar Diggins-Smith, Diana, Peddy, and Charles.
The Storm has two big-time scorers in the form of Stewart and Loyd. Stewart once again showed her brilliant scoring in the first two games while Loyd can also turn on the jets. Apart from these two, Ezi Magbebor hasn’t looked in great offensive touch while Gabby Williams has been rather too inefficient. Sue Bird has been off her game too so the team will need someone else to step apart from Loyd and Stewart.
Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 23
Highest rebounder: Tina Charles: 10
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 8
Score Prediction: Mercury 88 Storm 83
Seattle Storm vs Las Vegas Aces NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Seattle Storm News
Storm Expected Starting Five
All-Around Scoring Forward: PF: Breanna Stewart
All-Around Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Inside Presence: C: Ezi Magbebor
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Floor General: PG: Sue Bird
BENCH: Janet Lavender, Reshanda Gray, Stephanie Talbot, Jade Melbourne, Epiphanny Prince, Briann January.
Phoenix Mercury Teams News:
Aces Expected Starting Five
Slasher: F: Diamond DeShields
High-Yielding Scorer: C: Tina Charles
Two-Way Guard: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Playmaking Guard: PG: Diana Taurasi
BENCH: Sophie Cunningham, Breanna Turner, Megan Gustafson, Emma Cannon, Sam Thomas, Jennie Simms, Kristine Anigwe.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Brilliant lefty shooter and overall offensive threat Skylar nailed 10 of her 18 shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 18-26 points and 3-6 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35
Superstar Stewart has begun in her usual fashion, showcasing her tremendous footwork, and made 8 of her 19 shots in the last game. I expect her to be in 20-26 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41
Charles shot just 5/16 in the last game but the veteran and Hall-of-Fame bound scorer will surely find her way. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42
Guard Jewell has a multitude of tricks in her bag and knows how to score from outside while also having a strong driving game. I expect her to be in 17-23 points and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
Guard Diana is a legendary name in the world of basketball and still has a lot to offer but would like to surely shoot better than 3/11. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 5-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
Bird shot just 1/5 in the last game and she will surely need to do more as a three-point shooter. I believe the legendary playmaker will be in 7-12 points and 6-10 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
PG: S Bird
SG: D Taurasi
SF: S Talbot, S Cunningham
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C: J Lavender, T Charles(PP), E Magbegor
PG: S Diggins-Smith
SG: E Prince
SF: S Talbot
PF: M Gustafson, B Stewart(SP)
C: J Lavender, T Charles(PP), E Magbegor
Breanna Stewart and Tina Charles are two of the best players in the league, and wouldn’t you love to watch them? You can catch this exciting game through the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. This game is also available on Amazon Prime for Indian viewers. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.