WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/3

Jun 3rd 2023

John RaudebaughCooper Boni

Minnesota Lynx at Washington Mystics, 7pm ET

Lynx Injury Report: Diamond Miller (ankle), Natalie Achonwa (maternity leave) are OUT.

Lynx Confirmed Lineup: Tiffany Mitchell, Kayla McBride, Napheesa Collier, Jessica Shepard, Dorka Juhász

Mystics Injury Report: Kristi Toliver (rest) is OUT.

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

Rookie Dorka Juhász is expected to make her 2nd career start in a bigger Lynx lineup without Diamond Miller. Next to Juhász, Jessica Shepard saw a slight uptick in usage while the frontcourt duo played 37 and 38 minutes respectively. It will be a challenge for them on both ends of the floor against Elena Delle Donne and Shakira Austin. Only the Aces have a better defensive rating than Washington. The Mystics are on the second end of a home back-to-back. Myisha Hines-Allen was upgraded and is no longer listed on Washington's injury report, but coach Thibault noted there will be an unspecified minutes restriction.

Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks, 10pm ET

Storm Injury Report: None reported

Storm Confirmed Lineup: Yvonne Turner, Jewell Loyd, Kia Nurse, Ezi Magbegor, Mercedes Russell

Sparks Injury Report: Jasmine Thomas (knee), Azura Stevens (back), Katie Lou Samuelson (pregnancy) are OUT.

Sparks Confirmed Lineup: Jordin Canada, Lexie Brown, Layshia Clarendon, Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike

Jewell Loyd and the Storm will look for their first win of the season against a Sparks team coming off an overtime game in Phoenix last night. Loyd leads the league with 26.0 points per game while Ezi Magbegor is averaging 10.3 rebounds per game, good for fourth-best in the league. After finishing the 2022 season last in rebounds per game, the Sparks are a league-worst 31.0 rebounds per game through four games.