WNBA continues this week with competitive matchups. Today we have Washington Mystics taking on Phoenix Mercury. Both teams are from opposing conferences and Phoenix will host Washington at the Footprint Center in Phoenix today. Both teams have contrasting forms which mirror each other.
Contrasting Recent Forms of Mystics and Mercury
Both teams’ forms are poles apart when compared in terms of recent matches. The Mercury has only won one out of its last four games. While on the contrary, Mystics has won four out of five matches. Mercury has lost 15 matches and could only manage to win 10, sitting at second to last.
While Mystics too has a similar record but with a flip side where it has 15 wins to 10 losses. The resurgence of momentum is on its side in recent outings.
Mystics: Mystics have no injuries with a full squad available for the game
Mercury: Mercury is missing their main player Brittney Griner due to a trial in Russia. Moreover, Kia Nurse is also out due to a knee injury.
In-form Players for Mystics
Shakira Austin is shaking hooves over opponents and is in great nick. In the last matchup, Austin leads the game with a team-high winning performance of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Moreover, she also made life difficult for opponents on the defensive end. Will she pose a similar threat in today’s game? We will see.
In addition, Elena Delle Don also appeared in fine touch in the previous game against Sparks. She touched her season high with 26 points and only missed a couple of shots. Similarly, Natasha Cloud chipped in with 21 points.
Mercury’s Reliable Players
Sophie Cunningham and Skyler Diggins Smith are the two key players for Mercury in today’s game. Both players led Mercury with 36 and 32 points respectively. Moreover, Mercury’s home record is also on their side with 6-4.
Mystics looks far better in terms of recent momentum and team combination. So we can expect that Mystics will continue to march on the winning ways against the struggling Mercury.