WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/27

Jun 27th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

New York Liberty at Connecticut Sun, 7pm ET

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

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

Sun Injury Report: TBD

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

Jonquel Jones will play her first game back in Connecticut where she played the last six seasons. She was held scoreless on just three attempts in Sunday’s game against Washington, and she didn't close or play any overtime minutes. Coach Brondello suggested post-game that Jones was still dealing with a lingering injury. In her last five games, she's averaging 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game.

Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx, 8pm ET

Storm Injury Report: Jordan Horston (shoulder) is OUT.

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

Lynx Injury Report: Diamond Miller (ankle) is AVAILABLE. Tiffany Mitchell (wrist), Jessica Shepard (illness), Aerial Powers (ankle), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Lindsay Allen, Kayla McBride, Diamond Miller, Napheesa Collier, Dorka Juhász

This will be the first time this season these two teams face off, and both teams enter the matchup with nine losses. Seattle and Minnesota having similar records make sense considering their eerily similar offensive ratings and field goal percentages. Teams are converting a league-high 9.3 three-pointers per game against the Lynx, which sets up nicely for Jewell Loyd. She leads the league with 41 made threes this season.

Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury, 10pm ET

Wings Injury Report: TBD

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

Mercury Injury Report: Sophie Cunningham (back), Shey Peddy (Achilles), Megan Gustafson (concussion), Skylar Diggins-Smith (maternity leave) are OUT.

Mercury Confirmed Lineup: Diana Taurasi, Moriah Jefferson, Michaela Onyenwere, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner

The Wings have struggled lately as they've lost five of their last six games. That stretch was capped off with two straight losses to the Sparks in Los Angeles. However, tonight they'll face a Phoenix team that they've already beaten twice this season.

With just two wins, the Mercury are in disarray. They fired head coach Vanessa Nygaard on Sunday, solidifying what has been a disastrous start to the 2023 campaign. They're averaging a league-worst 29.3 rebounds per game while scoring just 77.2 points per game.