WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 5/28

May 28th 2023

John RaudebaughCooper Boni

Indiana Fever at Atlanta Dream, 3pm ET

Fever Injury Report: None reported

Fever Confirmed Lineup: Erica Wheeler, Kelsey Mitchell, Lexie Hull, NaLyssa Smith, Aliyah Boston

Dream Injury Report: Danielle Robinson (knee) is OUT.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Aari McDonald, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, Cheyenne Parker

The Fever are winless but they've faced two top-tier teams in the Sun and Liberty. They've also had a week off to prepare. Coming off a double-double, NaLyssa Smith gets one of the better matchups against the Dream, who just gave up 25 points and 7 rebounds to Satou Sabally last week. The Fever will also continue to rely on Kelsey Mitchell, who leads the team in total minutes, points, and steals through two games. The Fever will make a small adjustment to the starting lineup and give Lexie Hull the nod ahead of Victoria Vivians.

The Dream have also had several days off and will be big favorites in their home opener. Allisha Gray leads the Dream in total points and rebounds. Cheyenne Parker has been solid to start the year, but both she and Gray could be in for a big game against the Fever.

Dallas Wings at Chicago Sky, 6pm 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

Sky Injury Report: Morgan Bertsch (ankle), Rebekah Gardner (foot), Isabelle Harrison (knee), Ruthy Hebard (maternity return) are OUT.

Sky Confirmed Lineup: Marina Mabrey, Courtney Williams, Kahleah Copper, Alanna Smith, Elizabeth Williams

Teaira McCowan will miss her second straight game. Crystal Dangerfield started in her place previously as the Wings rolled out a smaller lineup and tight rotation. Look for Satou Sabally to continue to have a big role in the frontcourt. Arike Ogunbowale is leading the team in usage at 30.9% and points per game at 26.5, all while playing huge minutes.

Leading up to the season opener, the Sky's depth in the frontcourt was a question mark. Now Morgan Bertsch is out with an ankle injury. It will be interesting to see if the Sky plug Alanna Smith into the starting lineup, or if they'll match the Wings' approach and start a guard. It will likely depend on the status of McCowan.

Minnesota Lynx at Las Vegas Aces, 9pm ET

Lynx Injury Report: Kayla McBride (personal), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Tiffany Mitchell, Diamond Miller, Napheesa Collier, Jessica Shepard

Aces Injury Report: Riquna Williams (back) is OUT.

Aces Confirmed Lineup: Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young, Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson

Kayla McBride is set to miss her second consecutive game, so Tiffany Mitchell will likely take her place in the starting lineup. Aerial Powers finally saw significant minutes and led the team in points with 20 on 53.3% shooting. She could be in store for another big game.

The Aces are on the second end of a back-to-back, but were gifted a short-handed Sparks team on Saturday night. Coach Becky Hammon rested the starters for the entire fourth quarter after blowing out Los Angeles. The Aces have been firing on all cylinders led by A'ja Wilson and Jackie Young.