The Silver Stars are FINALLY back in action after 5 days. The Silver Stars are facing the Phoenix Mercury on a historic pink court for Breast Cancer Awareness week throughout the league. The Silver Stars are looking to get back on track after splitting the two game road stand with Seattle. The Silver Stars are 5-6 at home this season and need every game from now on out to get into the playoffs. The Silver Stars are 1-1 against the Mercury this season. They will play 2 more times after today.
Probable Starting Lineups for the Phoenix Mercury
G – Diana Taurasi
G – Brianna Gilbreath
F – Dewanna Bonner
F – Candice Dupree or Charde Houston
C – Brittney Griner
Probable Starting Lineups for the Silver Stars
PG – Danielle Robinson
SG – Jia Perkins
F – Shenise Johnson
F/C – Danielle Adams
C – Jayne Appel
THREE KEYS TO THE GAME
1. Make Brittney Griner work – Last time when the Stars and the Mercury met up, Brittney Griner was able to be effective and score easily in the post against the Star defenders. The Silver Stars will need to make Brittney Griner play out of her comfort zone and defend her well enough to ensure she doesn’t have another big night against the Stars.
2. Everyone scores – All of the Silver Stars will need to score and they need to be effective. They will need all of the scoring because it will make it difficult for the Mercury to stop the players when alot of players are playing well.
3. PLAY FOUR FULL QUARTERS – The Silver Stars need to play well in every quarter and every minute. The Silver Stars need to make sure that they don’t have a bad quarter because it will give the Mercury momentum to start rolling towards a road victory.
*Danielle Adams needs 3 points to reach 1000 points. She will be the 159th player in league history to do so.
*Cathrine Kraayeveld needs 3 rebounds to reach 1000 rebounds. She will be the 70th player in league history to do so.
The game will be on LiveAccess. The game will be at 8 pm EST, 7 pm local time and 5 pm PST.