Top scorers square off in Phoenix-Indiana matchup
Indiana Fever (5-15, 2-11 Eastern Conference) at Phoenix Mercury (8-12, 4-8 Western Conference)
Phoenix; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Skylar Diggins-Smith and Kelsey Mitchell meet when Phoenix hosts Indiana. Diggins-Smith is fifth in the WNBA averaging 18.8 points per game and Mitchell ranks fourth in the league averaging 19.2 points per game.
The Mercury are 4-4 in home games. Phoenix ranks fourth in the Western Conference shooting 32.8% from downtown, led by Sophie Cunningham shooting 38.5% from 3-point range.
The Fever are 2-8 on the road. Indiana allows 88.4 points to opponents while being outscored by 9.2 points per game.
The teams meet for the third time this season. In the last meeting on June 28 the Mercury won 83-71 led by 27 points from Diana Taurasi, while Mitchell scored 22 points for the Fever.
TOP PERFORMERS: Taurasi is shooting 34.1% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Mercury, while averaging 16.6 points and four assists. Diggins-Smith is averaging 20.1 points, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Mitchell is scoring 19.2 points per game with 1.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Fever. NaLyssa Smith is averaging 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds over the past 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mercury: 6-4, averaging 84.1 points, 30.7 rebounds, 19.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 83.5 points per game.
Fever: 2-8, averaging 75.9 points, 33.2 rebounds, 18.3 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 40.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 87.1 points.
INJURIES: Mercury: Kia Nurse: out (knee).
Fever: None listed.