Who Wins Tonight? (WNBA Playoffs round 2)

 

Round two is here and each team is only 40 minutes away from the semi finals.

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NYT

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Mercury win!

 

 

Why the Mercury will win:

  • 4 initials -- DT+BG

  • In their 1 regular season win, the Mercury saw a big game from Yvonne Turner, she was a star of the Storm game and could be a key to this win

  • Monique Currie  is due for a big game and if she does it spells trouble for Sun

  • They’ll force the young team into foul trouble

  • They have the vet presence and experience; they have done this before

  • Leilani Mitchell is playing lights out

  • Griner has been having an MVP season (if not for JJ and Syl)

  • A vet coach that knows where and when to attack

  • They do a great job of eliminating outside shooting

  • The Sun are cooling off and the Mercury are heating up at the perfect time

 


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Sun win!

Why Sun will win at home

  • The team that would be the obvious choice for the XXL freshman of the year

  • They won the season series 2-1

  • The Sun play a balanced game and trust their bench

  • Morgan Tuck and Alex Bentley are coming off the bench

  • The Sun are too young to be afraid of DT

  • Jonquel Jones has broke out this season and on the playoff stage will blow up

  • The Sun’s fast pace will tire out Taurasi and Griner can’t play all game

  • Curt Miller has been amazing all season, guiding his team to reach their potential

  • Sun are 3rd in league with Reb%  while the Mercury finished 3rd to last

  • They have the second highest AST/TO ratio in the league

  • Playing in playoff-like games down the stretch was a great test and they are battle-tested

Keys to this game

  • Big names stay out of foul trouble

  • Griner vs Jones. Who comes out on top?

  • Guard play is going to dictate the outcome of this game


 


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Mystics win on the road

Why Mystics will win on the road

  • The Mystics showed a defensive identity for the first time all season and it couldn’t have come at a better time

  • As always, Delle Donne is in the zone in the playoffs

  • Mystics showed they can rumble down low against the Wings and not lose their cool

  • They have to start making shots sometime soon right?

  • Mees and Delle Donne can light it up at any moment

  • Kristi steps up in the playoffs and she knows it

  • They can control the paint with their height

  • The mystics might not have big names on the bench but they have the pieces they need

 

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Liberty Win AGAIN!

Here's why New York wins at home.

  • New York is playing out of their mind right now

  • Mystics have only had one game where they were complete... I don’t trust them yet

  • They won the season series 2-1

  • Tina Charles. Tina Charles. Tina Charles.

  • Bria Hartley has had 12 10+ point games since July 15

  • They slow other team’s game plans down better than any other team

  • Mystics can’t shoot, if the Liberty can score, they are golden

  • The Liberty have multiple bench players that can start on other playoff teams

  • Their defense has been stellar in their streak

  • Home court in the playoffs at MSG

  • They’re well-rested and ready to fly

 

Keys to this game

 

  • Role players

  • Rebounds

 

 

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