The Phoenix Mercury has its hands full in Connecticut, taking on the Sun. Phoenix is the seventh seed, and every game is a must-win for them to make the playoffs.
Connecticut is a big team with Jonquel Jones, Brionna Jones, Alyssa Thomas, and DeWanna Bonner. For the Mercury to have a chance in the game, they will need to play at a fast pace. Playing at a quicker pace would allow Phoenix to have an opportunity to get fast break points.
Skylar Diggins-Smith, who leads the Mercury in scoring with 20 points per game, will need to play well; she struggled in the game against New York o Sunday. Likewise, Diana Taurasi will need to show up and play well and be efficient.
The Mercury is last in the WNBA in rebounding, and with a giant Sun team, they will probably now in the rebounding battle. Phoenix will need to do their best to get outrebounded by a lot. Guards will need to come in the paint and help with rebounding.
At times Connecticut will let you stay in the game; they are not a very consistent team, so the Mercury must be ready.
- Date: Tuesday, August 2nd
- Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
- Time: 4:00 p.m. PT
- TV: Bally Sports Extra, NBA TV
- Live Stream: Sling TV (try it free)
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LaMarr Fields is a WNBA Insider, Sports Insider, and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @lburncitysports