Two Western Conference rivals meet on Sunday when the Las Vegas Aces (1-7) visit the Phoenix Mercury (6-3) in a WNBA showdown.
Entering this game, Las Vegas has lost two straight after falling to the Atlanta Dream 87-83. A’ja Wilson led the Aces in a losing cause with 20 points and nine rebounds.
Phoenix has won four straight after defeating the Chicago Sky 96-79 on Friday. Brittney Griner scored 24 points to lead the Mercury, while Diana Taurasi added 18 points while handing out seven assists. Three other players for the Mercury scored in double figures.
A’ja Wilson leads the Aces in scoring and rebounding averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Three other players are averaging double-figures in scoring led by the 14.0 point per game from Kayla McBride. The team leader in assists is Lindsay Allen with an average of 4.6 per game. Wilson is averaging 44.5% from the field.
Brittney Gainer leads the Mercury in scoring and rebounding with average of 21.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Diana Taurasi is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 18.8 points and 4.7 assists per game. DeWanna Bonner is the only other player averaging double figures in scoring at 16.0 per game.