The WNBA Playoffs have arrived and right now are cooking up the elimination round. In this game, Seattle Storm takes on Phoenix Mercury in a must-win scenario. More information about the SEA vs PHO Dream11 scenario will be given here.
Storm has to now win without Breanna Stewart but they still have high hopes as Jewell Loyd can pull in a number of points. Seattle runs a sound offense but without Breanna, the ball movement is going to take a hit. However, Ezi Magbebor and Mercedes Russell have now shown the will to finish plays inside. Katie Lou Samuelson will need to seep in more production now against a deep Mercury team.
Phoenix runs a slow-paced offense and Mercury can execute using Griner inside the paint while Diggins-Smith-Nurse-Cunningham-Peddy can rise for jumpers. Mercury has a ton of talent at all fronts and plays hard on the defensive end. Phoenix is also able to get hard on boards with Turner and Griner gobbling up rebounds at an elite rate. This is a must-win game for both teams if they are to advance further so the room error is low. Mercury has struggled to close out games without Taurasi and Seattle is missing Breanna as well, level-playing field indeed.
Host: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury
Match Timing: 27 September, @ 12:30 AM
Venue: Angel of the Winds Arena
The match will be played at Storms’ home court arena Angel of the Winds Arena.
Seattle Storm |Phoenix Mercury
Games: 00| 01
Wins: 00| 01
Defeats: 00 | 00
Jewell Loyd is a premier scorer and will see the ball in her hands quite a lot.
At least one among Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith deserve a place in the Dream11 Fantasy Basketball team.
*stats from last game*
Points Per Game: 17.9
Rebounds Per Game: 4.0
Assists Per Game: 3.8
Steals Per Game: 1.5
Loyd is an engine when it comes to offense. She can be a terror in an open court situation and can either pull up in transition and also lay it in. Jewell is a terrific dribbler and can also find open teammates. She has an array of moves such as fadeaways, pull-ups, turnaround jumpers, runners, floaters, jab-steps, etc.
Brittney is one of the tallest players in the WNBA, however, her skill set is more than about her size. Griner can hit fadeaways in face-up situations, make mid-range jumpers but her specialty is going on low-block. She also has hooks, change-of-hands layups, and scoop layups as well. Her rebounding and defense add to her versatile arsenal.
Points Per Game: 10.0
Assists Per Game: 5.3
Sue is a guard with a lot of talent and has been active in the league for around two decades now. Bird has a devastating pull-up jumper, can also hit fadeaways, take it to the hoop, and also off the catch jumpshots. Sue is one of the best passing guards to play the game of basketball and plays tough defense.
Skylar is a lefty guard with a lot of hangtime and an incredible loopy jumper. Diggins-Smith plays with a lot of gusto and has a lot of scoring moves. Skylar is also an amazing passer and her clutch game makes her a terrific player. She made four of ten threes in the last match.
Points Per Game: 7.3
Rebounds Per Game: 6.1
Russell is exclusively a paint player and has a power game around the rim. Her role has increased in the wake of an injury to Breanna Stewart. Mercedes is also a superb rebounder and plays tough on both ends of the floor.
Breanna’s game has a lot of similarities with Mercedes and both perform similar roles for their respective teams. Turner is one of the best rebounders in the league and can also put up a ton of points on offensive rebounding. She made the game-winning free throw in the game versus Liberty.
Katie Lou Samuelson
Points Per Game: 7.0
Rebounds Per Game: 3.5
Points Per Game: 6.7
Rebounds Per Game: 3.8
Points Per Game: 5.7
Points Per Game: 5.8
PF: Stephanie Talbot
SF: Katie Lou Samuelson
C: Mercedes Russell
SG: Jewell Loyd
PG: Sue Bird
BENCH: Cierra Burdick, Kennedy Burke, Jordin Canada, Breanna Stewart, Epiphanny Prince, Ezi Magbebor, Kiana Williams.
Seattle Storm squad: Sue Bird, Cierra Burdick, Kennedy Burke, Jordin Canada, Jewell Loyd, Ezi Magbegor, Epiphanny Prince, Mercedes Russell, Katie Lou Samuelson, Breanna Stewart, Stephanie Talbot, Kiana Williams
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.
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.