WNBA Playoffs Friday: O'Sullivan tries to get WNBA mojo back, picks Mercury vs Aces elimination game
No preamble here. The playoffs have been awful for me. It changes tonight.
Seattle O’Sullivan so far: 140-118-1
Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces, 9 pm Eastern
The Pick: Phoenix +5.5 (-114)
The last three games of this series have flummoxed me, truly. They’ve all been blowouts – two with the Mercury handing out the punishment, the last with the Aces returning the favor. The only constant in the three games is, I was on the wrong side. So tonight’s Game 5, I’m convinced, will be close. Game 4 was close until the third quarter when Las Vegas dropped the hammer, and tonight no one will have the luxury of taking it easy or mailing it in. And when in doubt, take the points. Mercury star Diana Taurasi had an off Game 1 and Game 4. I know I doubted her earlier this series, but no longer. She’ll drag her Mercury to the finish line, at least keeping it within the spread.