WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/15

Jun 15th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Atlanta Dream at Connecticut Sun, 7pm ET

Dream Injury Report: Aari McDonald (shoulder), Danielle Robinson (knee), Iliana Rupert (overseas) are OUT.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Haley Jones, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, Cheyenne Parker

Sun Injury Report: None reported

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones

Atlanta had a big win against the Liberty on Tuesday, and now they'll face another one of the league's top teams. They don't matchup well with the Sun, particularly when it comes to turnovers. The Dream are averaging the second-most turnovers per game (16.6) this season. They also have the worst assist-to-turnover ratio (1.08) in the league.

Connecticut is forcing the second-most turnovers per game (16.2) to start the year. Their defensive tenacity is a pillar of their team, and that has a lot to do with Brionna Jones. She's averaging 2.1 steals per game, which is the second-most of any player in the WNBA.

Indiana Fever at Chicago Sky, 8pm ET

Fever Injury Report: None reported

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

Sky Injury Report: Kahleah Copper (personal), Isabelle Harrison (knee), Morgan Bertsch (ankle), Rebekah Gardner (foot), Ruthy Hebard (maternity leave), Kristine Anigwe (overseas) are OUT.

Sky Confirmed Lineup: Marina Mabrey, Courtney Williams, Robyn Parks, Alanna Smith, Elizabeth Williams

After a few close losses to start the 2023 campaign, Indiana beat the Mystics by double-digits last game. In the process, Aliyah Boston became the second-youngest player in league history to record a 20+ point, 10+ rebound, 5+ assist game. Now, Boston and the Fever will face a Sky team that has stayed competitive through injury struggles.

In this matchup, Chicago will look to take advantage of the Fever's mediocre three-point defense. The Sky are shooting 35.4% from deep, good for the second-highest percentage in the league. Meanwhile, Indiana is allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.5% from three-point range.

Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces, 10pm ET

Storm Injury Report: None reported

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Ivana Dojkić, Jewell Loyd, Kia Nurse, Jordan Horston, Ezi Magbegor

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

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

The Storm shocked the world on Tuesday when they dismantled the Mercury. Seattle made an adjustment to their lineup by giving Ivana Dojkić her first start of the season. Dojkić started ahead of Yvonne Turner at point guard, and it's likely that she retains her new role tonight.

Las Vegas is no longer undefeated, but they are the most well-rounded team in the league. They're expected to dominate this game against Seattle because they've excelled in areas where the Storm have struggled. The Aces have the top field goal percentage (49.3%) in the league, while the Storm are allowing the highest field goal percentage (44.7%).