WNBA News, Notes & Lineups 7/1

Jul 1st 2023

Cooper BoniJohn Raudebaugh

Connecticut Sun at Las Vegas Aces, 3pm ET

Sun Injury Report: TBD

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

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

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

The last time these teams met, Connecticut handed the Aces their first loss of the season. However, Brionna Jones was available for that game, and now the Sun lack a true big. Since that last loss, Las Vegas has won seven straight games. Their 93.1 points per game lead the league, while teams are scoring just 77.7 points per game against them. If Connecticut is going to win this contest, they'll need Alyssa Thomas to keep playing MVP-caliber basketball, as she's nearly averaging a triple-double.

Minnesota Lynx at Phoenix Mercury, 10pm ET

Lynx Injury Report: 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

Mercury Injury Report: Shey Peddy (Achilles), Megan Gustafson (concussion) will play. Sophie Cunningham (concussion) is OUT.

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

After an overtime win against one of the league's worst teams, the Lynx are now set to play another bottom-tier squad. While the Mercury won their last game, they've had a terrible start to their season. They're scoring a league-worst 76.6 points per game and have the worst rebound percentage (46.1%) in the WNBA. However, Minnesota is missing a couple of key players, so recording a win won't be easy regardless of their opponent.