WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/24

Jun 24th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Indiana Fever at Las Vegas Aces, 9pm ET

Fever Injury Report: Victoria Vivians (neck) is AVAILABLE. Grace Berger (ankle) is OUT.

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

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

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

After starting the season 1-5, the Fever have won four of their last six games. Now, they'll face the league's best team in Las Vegas. Indiana's league-leading 52.2% rebound percentage implies that they should hold their own against the Aces on the glass.

Las Vegas continues to dominate as they have just one loss on the season. They'll look to take advantage from three-point range, as opposing teams are shooting 36.7% from beyond the arc against Indiana. Meanwhile, the Aces are converting a league-high 37.2% of their threes.

Phoenix Mercury at Seattle Storm, 9pm ET

Mercury Injury Report: Brittney Griner (hip), Diana Taurasi (hamstring) are AVAILABLE. Shey Peddy (Achilles) is OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Sug Sutton, Sophie Cunningham, Michaela Onyenwere, Brittney Griner

Storm Injury Report: Arella Guirantes (illness) is AVAILABLE. Jordan Horston (shoulder) is OUT.

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

With the Mercury battling injuries, they've looked to their depth pieces to play more. While the team has played poorly this season, fan-favorite Sug Sutton has stepped up. Since Diana Taurasi went down, Sutton has averaged 12.6 points and 6.3 assists per game.

Seattle is coming off a tough loss against Indiana, and they just can't seem to string multiple good games together. However, with the Mercury struggling, the Storm should be able to compete tonight. Both teams rank bottom five in scoring and have the two worst rebound percentages in the league.