WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/25

Jun 25th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun, 1pm ET

Sky Injury Report: Isabelle Harrison (knee), Rebekah Gardner (foot), Ruthy Hebard (maternity leave) are OUT.

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

Sun Injury Report: Brionna Jones (Achilles) is OUT.

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, Rebecca Allen, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas

After starting the season 5-3, Chicago has lost five straight games. They're averaging a league-worst 72.0 points per game over that span, while also committing 16.0 turnovers per game. Their recent performances don't bode well for their chances against one of the league's best teams in Connecticut.

Brionna Jones will miss the remainder of the season, meaning Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner will have to carry even more of the load moving forward. Rebecca Allen started in Jones' place last game and played a team-high 29 minutes.

Washington Mystics at New York Liberty, 1pm ET

Mystics Injury Report: Kristi Toliver (foot), Li Meng (overseas) are OUT.

Mystics Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins, Brittney Sykes, Elena Delle Donne, Shakira Austin

Liberty Injury Report: Stefanie Dolson (ankle), Han Xu (overseas) are OUT.

Liberty Confirmed Lineup: Courtney Vandersloot, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones

The Liberty scored a season-high 110 points in their last game, and are suddenly meeting towering preseason expectations. The Mystics, though, are allowing a league-low 72.5 points per game and their 90.7 defensive rating is the best in the league. It will be a pace-up spot for Washington as New York are a top-two team in pace in the month of June.

Dallas Wings at Los Angeles Sparks, 3pm ET

Wings Injury Report: TBD

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Crystal Dangerfield, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard, Teaira McCowan

Sparks Injury Report: Lexie Brown (illness), Layshia Clarendon (foot), Nia Clouden (knee) are OUT.

Sparks Confirmed Lineup: Jordin Canada, Karlie Samuelson, Azurá Stevens, Dearica Hamby, Nneka Ogwumike

The Sparks pulled out a come-from-behind win against the Wings on Friday night. While Nneka Ogwumike led the team with 20 points, the story was Destanni Henderson scoring 18 points in 26 minutes off the bench. Jordin Canada also contributed 18 points and added six assists and three steals. Los Angeles totaled 22 points off Dallas' 18 turnovers. Natasha Howard led the Wings with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and a 25.5% usage rate but also six turnovers.