Phoenix takes home win streak into matchup with Minnesota

August 9, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Lynx (13-20, 7-9 Western Conference) at Phoenix Mercury (13-19, 6-10 Western Conference)

Phoenix; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts Minnesota looking to prolong its three-game home winning streak.

The Mercury are 6-10 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is seventh in the WNBA giving up 82.2 points per game while holding opponents to 44.0% shooting.

The Lynx have gone 7-9 against Western Conference opponents. Minnesota has a 2-4 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Lynx won 118-107 in the last meeting on July 13. Aerial Powers led the Lynx with 35 points, and Sophie Cunningham led the Mercury with 36 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.2 points, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Mercury. Cunningham is averaging 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

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Jessica Shepard is averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Lynx. Kayla McBride is averaging 13.5 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mercury: 5-5, averaging 80.2 points, 32.7 rebounds, 18.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 39.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 84.1 points per game.

Lynx: 5-5, averaging 84.6 points, 37.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 5.1 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 84.8 points.

INJURIES: Mercury: Diana Taurasi: out for season (quad), Kia Nurse: out (knee).

Lynx: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.