On Monday, the Phoenix Mercury look for their ninth consecutive victory when visiting Indiana for the second time in three days. Phoenix is 17-10 following an 87-65 victory over the Fever on Saturday. Brittney Griner was the leading scorer for Phoenix with 22 points while Skylar Diggins-Smith chipped in with 14 points. Phoenix has won eight straight and is fourth in the Western Conference but just three games behind first-place Las Vegas.
Brittney Griner is the leading scorer and rebounder for Phoenix with averages of 20.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Skylar Diggins-Smith is the second-leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 19.2 points and 5.1 assists per game. Diana Taurasi is the third leading scorer with an average of 16.4 points per game and one of just three players for the Mercury averaging double-figures in scoring.
With its loss to Phoenix on Saturday, Indiana dropped to 6-20. The Fever have lost four of the last six. The leading scorer in the loss for Indiana was Kelsey Mitchell with 18 points while Tiffany Mitchell scored 17. Indiana is fifth in Eastern Conference standings and a distant 14 ½ games behind the first-place Connecticut Sun.
Kelsey Mitchell is leading Indiana in scoring with an average of 16.3 points per game while Teaira McCowan is the third leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 11.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Danielle Robinson is the leader in assists with an average of 3.7 per game. Indiana has just three players averaging double-figures in scoring.