Phoenix Mercury dominated Las Vegas Aces in the inside game and was one win away from the WNBA Finals | Spain | The Official Site of the NBA

Last Thursday Phoenix had dominated from the perimeter with Diana Taurasi’s eight triples and this time he did it by adding again and again in the paint: the final product was the same. The Mercury beat Las Vegas Aces again, this time 87-60, and they got with 2-1 lead in WNBA semi-finals, just one win away from reaching the championship definition.

Taurasi He was present with two triples in the opening minute and then he dedicated himself to generating play on offense, the same as Skylar diggins smith. DT shot 3-9 from the field and SDS signed a 2-12, but between the two they combined to distribute 15 assists (6 from Diana and 9 from Skylar). Who contributed the points? The ladies of painting: Brittney Griner with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists being the main figure of the second half and Brianna Turner with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks in one of the best games of his careerIn fact, the one who saw her score the most points and the second with the most rebounds.

Everything was not there: Kia Nurse added two more triples in three attempts and Shey peddy (10 points) and Sophie Cunningham (8 in just 7 minutes, then he did not go back in due to muscle discomfort in his left leg) generated their impact immediately when entering the game. Phoenix’s dominance was in every aspect (58-29 in rebounds, 24-12 in assists) and so on it could be observed from the first quarter (26-19 for the locals after an 11-0 start) a match that ended up having its widest difference on the scoreboard at the end.


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Las Vegas came out to this game with a novelty in the series, the inclusion of Liz Cambage as headline. The Australian was the finest in attack (13 points with 5-9 from the field, even making a triple as in Game 1) but nothing was enough to recover from the initial blow or to cover one of A’ja Wilson’s worst performances of the season: 8 points and 6 rebounds with 2-14 from the field for her, who could not get even one of her middle distance attempts through the rim. Las Vegas’ second top scorer was Dearica Hamby with 10 points in addition to 7 rebounds, but her good income at the beginning of the match was cut off by her third personal foul, which took her out of rhythm.

In the presence of several of the Phoenix Suns players who made it to the NBA Finals a few months ago, Phoenix gave a blow of authority stating that his chances do not depend only on a magical night of Taurasi, but they are a team with enough tools to be a champion: for something they won 14 of the 18 games they played after the Olympics break, for something they scored 83 points or more in every game this postseason.

Game 4 of this series is scheduled for the next Wednesday, October 6 at 9:00 p.m. CDMX and 23:00 p.m. in Argentina (04:00 a.m. on Thursday in Spain).

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