WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/30

Jun 30th 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream, 7:30pm ET

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

Mystics Confirmed Lineup: Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins, Brittney Sykes, Elena Delle Donne, Tianna Hawkins

Dream Injury Report: Aari McDonald (shoulder), Iliana Rupert (overseas) are OUT.

Dream Confirmed Lineup: Danielle Robinson, Allisha Gray, Rhyne Howard, Nia Coffey, Cheyenne Parker

After facing each other on Wednesday, the Mystics and Dream are already set to run it back. Washington won by 23 points last game in what was arguably their best performance of the season. Their 109 points marked their first triple-digit scoring game this year.

Atlanta continued their stretch of poor defensive outings, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Teams are scoring a league-high 89.9 points per game against the Dream, who have now lost three straight games. In Wednesday's game, superstar Rhyne Howard was held to just eight points.

Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky, 8pm ET

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

Sparks Confirmed Lineup: Jasmine Thomas, Jordin Canada, Karlie Samuelson, Dearica Hamby, Nneka Ogwumike

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

These teams are ready to face one another for the second time in three days. In their last meeting, the Sky pulled out a win, snapping a six-game losing streak. Chicago is scoring just 77.5 points per game, and their 18.9% turnover percentage is the third-highest in the league.

The Sparks didn't have anyone perform particularly well in that last game, including Nneka Ogwumike. While she managed to score 16 points, her 33.3% field goal percentage was her second-lowest of the season. Los Angeles will look to take advantage of the Sky's turnover tendency in this matchup, as teams are averaging 15.9 turnovers per game against the Sparks.