Top scorers face off in Indiana-Las Vegas matchup
Las Vegas Aces (20-8, 13-2 Western Conference) at Indiana Fever (5-25, 2-13 Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Kelsey Mitchell and Kelsey Plum meet when Indiana hosts Las Vegas. Mitchell is sixth in the WNBA averaging 18.6 points per game and Plum ranks second in the league averaging 20.4 points per game.
The Fever have gone 3-12 in home games. Indiana ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference shooting 33.8% from deep, led by Mitchell shooting 41.2% from 3-point range.
The Aces have gone 10-3 away from home. Las Vegas averages 90.4 points while outscoring opponents by 5.7 points per game.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Aces won 90-77 in the last matchup on July 22.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is averaging 18.6 points and 4.2 assists for the Fever. NaLyssa Smith is averaging 14.1 points and 7.1 rebounds over the past 10 games for Indiana.
Plum averages 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Aces, scoring 20.4 points while shooting 41.7% from beyond the arc. A’ja Wilson is averaging 20.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.6 blocks over the past 10 games for Las Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Fever: 0-10, averaging 75.7 points, 32.2 rebounds, 18.3 assists, 7.4 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 88.9 points per game.
Aces: 6-4, averaging 91.8 points, 34.6 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 87.9 points.
INJURIES: Fever: None listed.
Aces: None listed.