WAS vs CON Dream11: The WNBA is an incredible league and we have witnessed a bunch of enticing battles already. And we are bound to get many more intriguing battles as the teams are figuring out their rotations and finding some groove. However, the picture will transform throughout the season and it is always fun to watch how standings develop. And to add to their records, the Washington Mystics and the Connecticut Sun will meet up here.
The Mystics have started in a red-hot fashion as they have won six of their eight games and look in deft touch. In the last game, the Mystics completely shut down the Dream and won 50:70 Elena Della Donne knocked home 15 points. On the other hand, the Sun has won five of their seven games, beginning in an incredible fashion. In their last game, they avenged the loss against the Wings and beat them 99:68 behind a concentrated effort. Can the Mystics win here without Elena Delle-Donne?
Host: Connecticut Sun
Visitors: Washington Mystics
Match Timing: 29 May, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
Both teams have found their groove
The Sun has done a great job to begin the season and reigning MVP Jonquel Jones has had ample help around him. Alyssa Thomas been an all-around threat whereas DeWanna Bonner brings tremendous defense and also quick offense to the plate. The play of Natisha Hiedeman has been especially impressive whereas Courtney Williams will be crucial as a quick pull-up shooter. Brionna Jones, DiJonai Carrington and Yvonne Anderson form a strong bench. The Sun look locked in on both ends of the floor.
Ona the other hand, the Mystics have also identified different aces through different games. Elena Della-Donne has played in half of games as she rests during alternate games, and despite her missing time, there are others stepping up their games. Natasha Cloud and Ariel Atkins form a strong Guard duo whereas rookie Shakira Austin has earned a starting spot through her strong inside game. Myisha Hines-Allen has slowed down due to an injury and has lost her starting spot whereas the bench combinations are yet to be figured out.
Highest scorer: Jonquel Jones: 22
Highest rebounder: Shakira Austin: 9
Top assists maker: Jonquel Jones: 11
Score Prediction: Sun 85 Mystics 76
Washington Mystics News
Mystics Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Myisha Hines-Allen
Inside Presence: C: Shakira Austin
Defensive Guard: G: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough
High-Scoring Guard: G: Ariel Atkins
Ball-Handler: G: Natasha Cloud
BENCH: Tianna Hawkins, Rui Machida, Stephanie Jones, Katie Benzan.
Connecticut Sun Team News
Sun Expected Starting Five
Quick Scorer: F: DeWanna Bonner
Disruptive Fastbreak Wing: SF: Alyssa Thomas
All-Around Two-Way Forward: PF: Jonquel Jones
Veteran Sharpshooting Guard: G: Jazmine Thomas
Isolation Mid-Range Expert: SG: Courtney Williams
BENCH: Joyner Holmes, Brionna Jones, Natisha Hiedeman, DiJonai Carrington, Yvonne Anderson, Nia Clouden.
Natasha will need to be more aggressive on the scoring end and she also plays a big role as a playmaker and defender. I expect a 11-18 points, 6-9 assists, and 5-8 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-40
Jonquel hasn’t needed to go on big scoring nights and she is more than a scorer anyway, clinching big rebounds, and playing big-time defense. I believe she will be in 18-25 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-39
Rookie Shakira will have a huge role as an inside scorer, rebounder, and defender and if she gets consistent, watch out! I believe she will be 11-17 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-39
Thomas has been an all-around factor and her brilliant moves are an eye-pleasing experience. She is a typical scoring Forward and I believe she will be in 14-18 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-39
Atkins has been a huge factor as an offensive player and can surely nail the long-range jumpers at a regular clip. I believe she will be in 13-18 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-31
Hiedeman is an energy injector, who can shut down the perimeter while her offense and playmaking have been on fire as well. I believe she will be in 11-16 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33
PG: N Cloud
SG: N Hiedeman, A Atkins
SF: A Thomas(SP)
PF: D Bonner
C: J Jones(PP), M Hines-Allen, S Austin
PG: K Burke
SG: A Atkins
SF: A Thomas(SP)
PF: D Bonner
C: J Jones(PP), B Jones, M Hines-Allen, S Austin
Will you wanna watch Jonquel Jones fighting it out against Shakira Austin inside? You can catch this brilliant through the WNBA League Pass. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.