WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 10/1

Oct 1st 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun, 3pm ET

Liberty Injury Report: Han Xu (overseas) is OUT.

Liberty Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Vandersloot, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones

Sun Injury Report: Brionna Jones (Achilles) is OUT.

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, Rebecca Allen, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas

After dropping the series opener, the Liberty won back-to-back contests and are one victory away from securing a trip to the Finals. Breanna Stewart bounced back in a big way last game as she scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. In order to force a Game 5, Connecticut will need more offensive production out of DeWanna Bonner, who averaged 17.4 points per game in the regular season but scored just 10 points in Game 3. Natisha Hiedeman has also struggled as she's averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 assists per game in the Sun's two losses this series.