Tulsa Shock vs. Washington Mystics
Who Wins? Tulsa Shock. Temeka Johnson is certainly the largest factor in this team. In the Shocks last game, she put up 16 points although they lost the game. She is averaging 18.5 points and 8 assists. She is transforming her game and transforming the Shocks game. Natasha Lacy is gonna have a hard time guarding her. Glory Johnson is playing very well even though she’s a rookie. Glory can bounce back and forth between positions so that will scramble the Mystics defense a bit. The Mystics need to focus of their post game. The Shock doesn’t have many forwards that can compete with Crystal Langhorne. If the Mystics can shut down the Shock guards and capitalize on the posts they have a chance.
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury
Who Wins? Hands down it’s the Sparks. The Sparks have lost only 1 game but in that lose, they played as a winning team. The Sparks defeated the Storm twice. The Sparks have too many weapons to choose from. They have virtually 2 starting lineups. Phoenix is short Penny Taylor and Diana Taurasi isn’t fully healthy. The Mercury also lost star point guard Temeka Johnson but they gained Sammy Prahalis. The Mercury doesn’t have enough games under their belt to defeat such a good team. Candace Parker and company will run over this team if they continue to play the way they have.