Connecticut Sun are all set to lock horns against Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday.
Given that the Sun have a playoff berth locked up, it is likely that they will be playing catch-up, resting players, and cruising to a victory over the struggling Mercury. With a 22% possibility of placing seventh this season, the Mercury are in a difficult position. Their performance thus far has undoubtedly been underwhelming.
Connecticut Sun have experienced a setback after losing to Chicago Sky by a score of 89–81. Nevertheless, they have a positive attitude, deliver quality work, and are eager to compete. Despite losing, it was a really close game, and the Sun played outstandingly. Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner, the explosive pair for Sun, each scored 45 points.
Phoenix Mercury’s season has been difficult thus far. The only player who has maintained consistency thus far is Sophie Cunningham, who scored 21 points in the most recent game. The NY Liberty defeated them 89–69. Shey Peddy also did well against NY, grabbing 12 rebounds.
Head to head:
Connecticut Sun have emerged victorious on 19 occasions against Phoenix and Mercury have won only 15 matches till now.
Jonquel Jones has incredible rebounding skills and is a perfect pick as a three-point shooter. She has averaged 8.8 rebounds and around 14.8 points per game.
Tina Charles is well-known as a finest offensive and defensive player in the club. This season, Tina Charles is on the verge to claim new records to her name. She averages 15.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and convincingly shoots 3s.
Even though the teams are weirdly balanced and identical to one another, Sun has been moving forward this season thanks to solid momentum. Connecticut Sun are stipulated to win the game; however, Phoenix Mercury will display a challenging game.
Phoenix Mercury: Skylar Diggins Smith, Tina Charles, Brianna Turner, Diana Taurasi, Diamond DeShields
Connecticut Sun: Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd, Sue Bird, Mercedes Russell, Ezi Magbegor