WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 5/26

May 26th 2023

John RaudebaughCooper Boni

Washington Mystics at Chicago Sky, 8pm ET

Mystics Injury Report: Myisha Hines-Allen (knee) is OUT.

Mystics Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins, Brittney Sykes, Elena Delle Donne, Shakira Austin

Sky Injury Report: Isabelle Harrison (knee), Ruthy Hebard (maternity return), Sika Koné (illness) are OUT.

Sky Confirmed Lineup: Marina Mabrey, Courtney Williams, Kahleah Copper, Morgan Bertsch, Elizabeth Williams

After winning their season opener in dominant fashion, the Mystics have dropped their last two games. With Myisha Hines-Allen still not ready to make her season debut, expect Tianna Hawkins and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough to continue getting backup forward minutes. Elena Delle Donne should lead the team in minutes again as Washington hopes to bounce back.

Chicago has started the season 2-0 and will look to continue that hot start. Marina Mabrey is set to return to the starting lineup after missing the last game. Dana Evans played well in her place while out and as more of a true point guard, it will be interesting to see what her role looks like moving forward. With Isabelle Harrison set to miss extended time and Sika Koné still out with an illness, Chicago will lean on Alanna Smith to play valuable backup minutes in a tough matchup.

Dallas Wings at Seattle Storm, 10pm ET

Wings Injury Report: Teaira McCowan (knee, ankle), Diamond DeShields (knee), Lou Lopez Sénéchal (knee) are OUT.

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Veronica Burton, Crystal Dangerfield, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard

Storm Injury Report: None reported

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Yvonne Turner, Jewell Loyd, Kia Nurse, Ezi Magbegor, Mercedes Russell

Arike Ogunbowale will look to build off her explosive season debut when the Wings face the Storm. With Teaira McCowan's status uncertain, Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, and Natasha Howard will need to lead the team on both ends of the floor. If McCowan sits, the Wings will likely play smaller by getting Crystal Dangerfield on the court throughout the game. In that scenario, Dallas may even slide Natasha Howard over to the center spot rather than inserting Awak Kuier into the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, Seattle will enter this one with a clean bill of health. The team has played just one game in the 2023 campaign, losing its season opener to the Aces by 41 points. The Storm will look to Jewell Loyd to establish an offensive presence that it was desperately lacking in that first outing.