WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/14

Jun 14th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings, 1pm ET

Sparks Injury Report: Chiney Ogwumike (foot), Layshia Clarendon (foot), Katie Lou Samuelson (pregnancy) are OUT.

Sparks Confirmed Lineup: Jordin Canada, Lexie Brown, Dearica Hamby, Azurá Stevens, Nneka Ogwumike

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

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Veronica Burton, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Kalani Brown

The Sparks suffered a tough loss their last time out, but they've played pretty well to start the season. Los Angeles is forcing 16.8 turnovers per game and has been solid defensively. On the offensive end, the Sparks have done most of their damage down low. They're scoring 46.6% of their points in the paint.

After nine games, the Wings are one of the league's highest-scoring teams. Dallas is averaging 86.3 points per game, and much of that offensive success can be attributed to the play of Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally. While she hasn't shot particularly well from three-point range (29.6%), Ogunbowale is scoring 22.7 points per game and ranks near the top of the league in usage percentage (28.6%). Sabally has had an incredible start to her season as she's averaging 21.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.