Phoenix Mercury vs. New York Liberty: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 29, 2024

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May 29, 2024 8:10 AM
The New York Liberty, led by the red-hot Breanna Stewart, return to the Barclays Center on Wednesday, May 29th to take on the Phoenix Mercury. The Liberty look to build on their 4-2 record, including a 2-1 mark at home, as they face a Mercury team that's struggled on the road with a 1-2 record. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM ET.
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Mercury vs Liberty statistics

Stat Mercury Liberty
Streak L2 L2
Last Ten Games 3-3 4-2
Points Per Game 81.3 83.3
Rebounds Per Game 36.0 34.8
Assists Per Game 19.8 20.3
Blocks Per Game 6.2 5.3
Steals Per Game 7.7 8.0
Field Goal % 39.5 44.1
Three Point % 33.2 30.4
Points Against 86.0 77.2

New York Liberty recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 @ Minnesota Lynx L 84-67
5/23/24 vs Chicago Sky L 90-81
5/20/24 vs Seattle Storm W 74-63
5/18/24 vs Indiana Fever W 91-80
5/16/24 @ Indiana Fever W 102-66

Phoenix Mercury recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/25/24 vs Dallas Wings L 107-92
5/23/24 vs Washington Mystics W 83-80
5/21/24 @ Las Vegas Aces W 98-88
5/18/24 vs Atlanta Dream W 88-85
5/14/24 @ Las Vegas Aces L 89-80

Mercury vs Liberty predictions

When Phoenix Mercury steps onto the court at Barclays Center, all eyes will likely be on shooting guard Kahleah Copper. She’s been lighting up the scoreboard with an impressive 25.5 points per game. Given her explosive scoring capability, there's a good chance she’ll eclipse this average, especially if she manages to shake off any tight defense from New York. Also in the spotlight will be Natasha Cloud, whose leadership and knack for distributing the ball has her averaging 7.8 assists per game. It wouldn’t be surprising to see her dictating play and possibly pushing those assist numbers even higher.

On the flipside, New York Liberty will lean heavily on Breanna Stewart, who's not only a powerhouse scorer averaging 19.5 points per game but also a dominant force on the boards with 9.2 rebounds per game. Her ability to impact the game on both ends of the court could be a critical factor. Then there's Courtney Vandersloot, whose vision and passing skills have her chalk up 5.5 assists per game. If she can create open looks for her teammates and perhaps chip in with a few extra points herself, it could be a game-changer.

Considering the strength of the New York Liberty at home and their current season momentum, they are poised to capitalize on their advantages. With Stewart leading from the front and Vandersloot orchestrating the offense, Liberty should have the edge over Mercury, who, despite the threat posed by Copper and Cloud, might struggle to cope away from home. It's shaping up to be a thrilling encounter, but my nod goes to New York to secure a victory in what promises to be an enthralling match-up.

Phoenix Mercury injuries

  • Sug Sutton (G): Out
  • Rebecca Allen (G): Out
  • Brittney Griner (C): Out

Mercury vs Liberty game info

Venue Barclays Center
Location Brooklyn, NY
Tip-off Wed 7:00 PM

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