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SEA vs PHO Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Seattle Storm vs Phoenix Mercury

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SEA vs PHO Dream11: The WNBA is an amazing league. There are a bunch of wizards who can perform the toughest type of manoeuvres on both ends to get the job done. It is not easy to sustain the momentum in this league as the scoring can be tough as unlike the WNBA, the size difference is huge and the Centers can be as tall as NBA Point Guards at times. Trust me, that only makes it more interesting and relatable as you see 5 foot 6 inches Guard taking it inside hard against much taller players. Anyway, let us jump into the game between the Seattle Storm and the Phoenix Mercury.
The team meet just a couple of days ago as the Mercury beat the Storm 97:77 behind a 22 points night by Tina Charles. The Storm were without Breanna Stewart, who is out due to the annoying COVID-19 and despite a 26-point outburst by Jewell Loyd, the Seattle defense couldn’t keep the Mercury at bay. The Mercury will once again fancy themselves against the Storm, will they be able to get back-to-back wins against the Stewart-less Storm?

Host: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Phoenix Mercury

Match Timing: 15 May, @ 12:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Depth issues for Storm, Mercury can be troublesome even without Griner
After suffering a horrendous loss against the Aces in the opening game, the Mercury showed that they have a lot of options at their disposal. Tina had 22 and also clasped 11 rebounds, showing why Mercury fans were excited to have her, meanwhile Diggins-Smith and Taurasi also got their offense going. Off the bench, Diamond DeShields and Sophie Cunningham for a formidable scoring punch while Breanna Stewart as a starter can be a remarkable inside scorer. Shey Peddy is also impressive and in the last game, five players hit the double-digit mark.
This is not the case for the Storm especially without Stewart. Jewell Loyd can perform a number of moves at an offensive threat and her 26-point performance speaks volumes about her. Sue Bird recover after a poor shooting night and nailed four triples while Magbebor looked much more impressive. Gabby Williams hasn’t even shot close to 50% so far and she will need to get it together. Seriously, Storm needs something big from Gabby in this game to match-up to the Mercury.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sklay Diggins-Smith: 24
Highest rebounder: Tina Charles: 12
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 8
Score Prediction: Mercury 90 Storm 82

Phoenix Mercury vs Seattle Storm NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Seattle Storm News

  • Mercedes Russell, Breanna Stewart, Epiphany Prince is OUT for the game.

Storm Expected Starting Five
Rebounding Forward: PF: Jantel Lavender
All-Around Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Inside Presence: C: Ezi Magbebor
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Floor General: PG: Sue Bird

BENCH: Reshanda Gray, Stephanie Talbot, Jade Melbourne, Briann January.

Phoenix Mercury Teams News:

  • Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse are OUT.

Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post Forward: F: Brianna Turner
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, Diamond DeShields, Megan Gustafson, Emma Cannon, Sam Thomas, Jennie Simms, Kristine Anigwe.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 02

Skylar is an athletic Guard who knows how to shoot from outside while her driving skills include a lot of acrobatic moves. I expect her to be in 19-26 points, 3-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Loyd nailed 9 of her 19 shots in the last game and she will be the focal point on the offensive end with Breanna out of the picture. I believe she will be in 22-27 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Tina Charles(PHO)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02
Tina showed what she is about in the last game, convering eight of her 13 shots while being a huge factor in the rebounding. The veteran Center can be in 20+ points and 8+ rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Sue Bird(SEA)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Bird made four of her seven attempts from three in the last game and still remains one of the best playmakers, despite being 40+ years old. I believe she will be in 9-15 points and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Diana Taurasi(PHO)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04

Blocks: 02
Diana turned on the heat in the last game and nailed four of her six attempts from long range while doing a great job of passing the ball. I expect a 13-18 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Ezi Magbebor(SEA)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01

Magbebor is a young Center who can become a strong scorer in the league and she shot 5/12 in the last game while clasping three offensive rebounds. I believe she will be in 10-14 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

SEA vs PHO DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Shey Peddy(PHO) had 10 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals in the last game. Peddy made three of her four shots and was a terrific steals clincher. I believe she will be in 10-16 points and 2-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Sophie Cunningham(PHO) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Bench player Cunningham nailed two of her three attempts from three in the last game. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-20
  • Gabby Willimas(SEA) had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. All-around Wing Gabby has not been shooting well and had 2/11 from the field in the last game. I believe she will be in 7-12 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Diamond DeShields(PHO) had 12 points, 4 assists in the last game. Diamond dialled in six of her 13 attempts from the field in the last game and is a terrific bench presence. I expect her to be in 10-16 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22
  • Jantel Lavender(SEA) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game. Jantel made just one of five shots in the last game but had a strong all-around game. I expect a 8-14 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-22
  • Stephenie Talbot(SEA) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist 2 steals in the last game. Bench Forward Steph made 3 of her eight shots in the last game. I believe she will be in 8-13 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Reshanda Gray(SEA) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Gray made two of her three shots. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 1-3 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 6 points, 5 rebounds in the last game. Megan is mostly an inside player. I expect her to be in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Briann January(SEA) had 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 stealin the last game. Veteran January is a terrific defender and she can be in 2-6 points and 2-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

SEA vs PHO Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: D DeShields, S Diggins-Smith(PP), S Bird
SG: J Loyd
SF: S Talbot
PF: G Williams
C:   T Charles(SP), E Magbegor

(Alternate)
PG: D DeShields, S Peddy
SG: D Taurasi, J Loyd(SP)
SF: S Cunningham
PF: G Williams
C:    T Charles(PP), E Magbegor

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are rivals for more than 15 years now and their rivalry can potentially end soon, don’t you wanna catch some last glimpses of them going at each other? You can watch this exciting battle through the WNBA League Pass through which you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.