Today Phoenix Mercury will take on Indiana Fever in the WNBA. Both sides have lost their first game. Here we look at the Match details and TV Schedule
The 2020 WNBA season kickstarted on July 25 after a late start due to coronavirus. The season is shortened as all 12 teams will play only 22 regular games, facing each opponent twice. The playoffs will remain the same as it has been in the past seasons.
The WNBA Bubble is already in action and the players have really adjusted well to the new environment here in Florida, keeping the level of play up and providing their fans with some top notch women’s basketball.
The season is played on a neutral venue due to current situations of coronavirus. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida is the official Home to the 2020 WNBA season. Both Mercury and Fever have lost their opening match and will look to register their first win of the season.
Where to watch Fever vs Mercury on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 7:00 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV(accessible if you have bought the NBA league pass)
- Live Stream on WNBA League Pass
- ESPN Phoenix 620 AM
NBA TV can be accessed through the NBA official website and the mobile application. Use the application to watch the game on your phone, tablet or console.
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️ (@IndianaFever) July 29, 2020
Mercury vs Fever Preview
Mercury lost to Los Angeles Sparks (76-99) in their opening encounter and Fever also lost to defending champions Washington Mystics (76-101) in the season opener. Both teams have lost their first match and they will look for a win today.
It’s still early days in the Bubble, but both teams would want to get a win under their belt as the business end of the season is just round the corner.
Mercury’s Shooting Guard Diana Taurasi impressed the most in the first game as he scored 16 points and 2 rebounds. Skylar Diggins-Smith and Bria Hartley were also in the list to top performer for the side in the game against Sparks.
Another night like the previous one for Taurasi could really up Mercury’s chances of winning this game.
The Fever side will rely on Kelsey Mitchell, she scored 25 points against the defending champion in the season-opening. Mercury will be favorites for the game but they have to get past Fever’s small forward Mitchell.
The probable starting lineup for Phoenix Mercury
Nia Coffey – SF
Brianna Turner – PF
Brittney Griner – C
Diana Taurasi – SG
Skylar Diggins-Smith – PG
The probable starting lineup for Indiana Fever
Tiffany Mitchell – SF
Candice Dupree – PF
Natalie Achonwa – C
Kelsey Mitchell – SG
Julie Allemand – PG