Jia on TV tonight

Jia Perkins and the San Antonio Silver Stars will host the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA contest on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. Perkins, who has moved back into the starting lineup this season, is tied for the team lead in scoring (12.4), is second in steals (1.75) and third in assists (2.3). She also leads the team in 3-pointers (9) and 3-point attempts (23). Perkins’ best games are 21 points in a 91-86 loss to Seattle and 20 points with four assists, five rebounds and two steals in a 72-70 loss to the Chicago Sky, her former team. The Silver Stars are 3-5 in the WNBA Western Conference, while Phoenix is 4-4.