WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 6/4

Jun 4th 2023

John RaudebaughCooper Boni

Dallas Wings at Connecticut Sun, 1pm ET

Wings Injury Report: Diamond DeShields (knee), Teaira McCowan (overseas), Lou Lopez Senechal (knee) are OUT.

Wings Confirmed Lineup: Veronica Burton, Crystal Dangerfield, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, Natasha Howard

Sun Injury Report: None reported

Sun Confirmed Lineup: Natisha Hiedeman, Tiffany Hayes, DeWanna Bonner, Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones

Crystal Dangerfield is averaging just shy of 30 minutes per game and a 12.3% usage rate since joining the starting lineup. She was questionable to start the day but is in the starting lineup and will play. Arike Ogunbowale is averaging 23.8 points per game, third in the league, along with a league-best 9.8 three-point attempts per game. The Sun, however, are allowing the fewest made threes (6.3) and opponents have registered the lowest three-point percentage against them.

Chicago Sky at New York Liberty, 2pm ET

Sky Injury Report: Dana Evans (illness), Isabelle Harrison (knee), Ruthy Hebard (maternity return), Rebekah Gardner (foot), Morgan Bertsch (ankle) are OUT.

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

Liberty Injury Report: None reported

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

This is a rematch of Friday's contest in Chicago where Breanna Stewart recorded her fourth double-double in five games in a narrow win. Alanna Smith scored a season-high 18 points, but the Sky had a scare when Kahleah Copper went down with an ankle injury in the first half. Copper finished the game, however, and coach James Wade said postgame that she was "fine." Copper is not listed on the Wings' injury report Sunday.

Dana Evans is a late scratch for the Sky.

Both teams have a top-four defensive rating and are bottom-half in pace, so it won't be unexpected to see another low-scoring contest.

Las Vegas Aces at Indiana Fever, 4pm ET

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

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

Fever Injury Report: None reported

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

The undefeated Aces lead the league in both offensive rating (111.7) and defensive rating (87.6). They average 95.6 points per game which is 8.4 more than the next team.

It's a pace-up spot for the Fever, who will rely on their frontcourt of NaLyssa Smith and Aliyah Boston to hang around. Smith leads the league with 12.0 rebounds per game. Boston has converted 66.7% of her shots, which is 2nd in the league and just ahead of Jackie Young's 61.5%. Young is having a breakout start to the season and leads the Aces in points per game (22.4) and steals per game (2.4).