WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/17

Jun 17th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Seattle Storm at Dallas Wings, 2pm ET

Storm Injury Report: None reported

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Ivana Dojkić, Jewell Loyd, Kia Nurse, Ezi Magbegor, Mercedes Russell

Wings Injury Report: Crystal Dangerfield (ankle) is AVAILABLE.

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

The Storm's defense has improved lately. In June, they have a top-3 defensive rating (96.1) and lead the league in total blocks. Their offense, however, continues to be a weakness. Despite Jewell Loyd's league-best 23.8 points per game, the Storm's 73.4 points per game and 90.1 offensive rating are dead last.

The Wings are coming off their lowest-scoring game of the season: just 61 points in a loss against the Sparks on Wednesday despite Satou Sabally's 7th straight double-double. Sabally leads the league with 11.4 rebounds per game and is third in the league in minutes per game at 35.4. Arike Ogunbowale's 37.3 minutes per game is the most.