Wednesday, May 31, 2023

WNBA Preview: Minnesota Lynx (0-2) at Phoenix Mercury (0-2)

Even though Brittney Griner is back on the court and playing like a seven-time All-Star, the Phoenix Mercury have lost their first two games.

Griner and the Mercury will endeavor to get in the triumph segment when they have the Minnesota Lynx, likewise 0-2, on Thursday night.

After missing last season and spending nearly ten months in a Russian prison, Griner played in her first two games and averaged 22.5 points and 8.0 rebounds.

She searched in excellent condition in Sunday’s 75-69 misfortune to the Chicago Sky by contributing 27 focuses, 10 bounce back and four hindered shots. In addition, she was overcome with emotion as she was warmly greeted at her first home game since the 2021 season.

Mercury mentor Vanessa Nygaard is stunned with how Griner is managing everything after her acclaimed experience.

In two games, Griner has hit 16 of 22 field goal attempts, but 10-time All-Star Diana Taurasi is only shooting 9 of 32, including 3 of 18 attempts from long range. Averaging 15.5 points is Taurasi, who turns 41 next month.

After losing to the Atlanta Dream 83-77 on Tuesday at home, Minnesota begins a three-game road trip.

Before Atlanta came back to win, the Lynx were 19 points ahead in the third quarter.

Collier, a double cross Elite player, is averaging 18.5 focuses. Due to giving birth to her daughter, she only appeared in four games during the season.

Precious stone Mill operator, the No. 2 by and large pick in the current year’s draft, is only 6-of-19 shooting while at the same time averaging 8.5 focuses.

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